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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 Thursday 25 April 2013


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with Neil Delamere.


    Link to the John Murray Show Walk on Apr 14th in Cullahill, Co Loais shown on Nationwide RTE One last night (Apr 24th).

    Shane Ross, Finian McGrath's 3-event Betting Accumulator

    THE 3 EVENTS ARE....

    1) Sunday 5th May 2013 - Kilkenny v Tipperary, hurling league final: Shane is backing Killkenny @ 8/11 Finian is backing Tipperary @ 5/4

    2) 2000 Guineas Finian is backing Dawn Approach @ 11/8 Shane is backing Cristoforo Colombo @ 10/1

    3) British and Irish Lions Tour to be named captain Finian is backing Brian O’Driscoll @ 7/2 Shane is backing Paul O’Connell @ 5/1

    If all three of Finian’s come in, you’ll get €120 back on a fiver bet. If you put €5 on Shane’s three, and they come in, you’ll win approximately €570



    Wedding Proposals

    If you were watching PJ Gallagher on tv recently you would be forgiven for thinking his wedding proposal to his girlfriend was less than impresssive! If you identify with that & find it difficult to come up with a romantic & original way to propose, Neil's guest on the line Sam Sheppard, may be able to help you.


    Mindfulness follow-up

    At the beginning of the year we spoke to Tony Bates about his quest to live his life more mindfully in 2013. Many of you were captivated & inspired by Tony's story & a workshop on mindfullness was organised with Tony & a few or our listeners. Joining Neil in studio this morning is Tony Bates with one of his students, Grainne Bruce.

    For further information on Tony's organisation to to link below


    Treasurer of Victoria, Michael O'Brien

    While Australia has become the focus for many young Irish people over the past few years as they leave in search of work, Neil is now joined this morning by an Irish man who has scaled the political ladder over there & is now looking after the finances of the state of Victoria in Australia. On the line to Neil, is Michael O'Brien, Treasurer of Victoria, to tell us about his work & Irish connections!

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