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    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years

    What is your most-loved Irish poem of the last century? RTÉ A Poem for Ireland is a major new RTÉ campaign which aims to get the public talking about the poems they feel are the most-loved Irish poems of the past 100 years.

    In this era of centenaries, RTÉ looks back at the Irish poems and poets of the past 100 years and asks the public to help us identify the Irish poems of the past century that we love the most. Whether it’s a poem you studied at school and loved; one that stood out for you at a wedding or funeral, a poem you came across at an important moment in your life, or one your father or mother used to recite; whether it’s a love poem, a political poem, a poem about nature, life, loss, emigration, and whether it’s in Irish or in English, it doesn’t matter. As long as it’s an Irish poem, published in the last century, and you love it, then tell us, and tell us why you love it.

    The campaign will be spearheaded by The Works, RTÉ One’s flagship arts show, and RTÉ Radio 1’s The John Murray Show in partnership with Poetry Ireland and An Post.


    The John Murray Show Monday 4 August 2014


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    Bikers On A Mission

    With the good weather out in form today, you’re bound to see plenty of men and women in black leathers motoring across the country on motorcycles. If you had been travelling through Tuam you might have noticed two bikers, well those two bikers are actually Reverend Nigel Kirkpatrick and Reverend Andrew McCroskery who spoke to John this morning.

    Reverend Nigel Kirkpatrick and Reverend Andrew McCroskery pictured above.


    Returning Emigrants

    Emigration has touched nearly every Irish family at some point over the past six years, a heartbreaking option for many young people and parents. Although nothing beats the joy of your child coming home, Barbara Scully told John why it means so much to her when her daughter Carla walked through Dublin Airport after a long flight from Perth, Australia. Mother and Daughter joined John in studio.

    Carla and Barbara Scully pictured above with John.


    Mario Rosenstock

    Talented actor, writer, comedian, impressionist and gift Grub creator Mario Rosenstock joined John and brought us through his Mi-pod and the music that has shaped and influenced his life. 

    Mario as Uncle Gaybo pictured above.

    Mario Rosenstock Gift Grub Live Tour Dates:

    3rd October              The Radisson Blu, Sligo.

    4th October              The Royal Theatre, Castlerbar.

    10th October            Dolmen Hotel, Carlow.

    11th October            INEC, Killarney.

    18th October            Radisson Blu, Galway.

    24th October            The Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny.


    Fear of Public Speaking

    It is often quoted as a greater fear than death Glassophobia can disrupt careers and lead to countless sleepless nights. But what is it? it is one of the most common fears it is the Fear of Public Speaking,


    YouTube Travelling

    Well, it's the midpoint of the summer and many of us are yet to go on our holidays. Zbyszek Zalinski is here and this summer he’s already travelled though rural Japan, took a river cruise in Moscow and enjoyed the spectacular views of Iceland.

    Zbyszek Zalinski (pictured above) spoke to John about YouTube travelling.

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