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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 14 November 2013


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    Framed Photo & Marty Morrissey

    John's first guest this morning is Corinne Mannion, owner of Ashford Manor guesthouse on the College Road in Galway, to talk about the common requests she would get from guests, but one in particular stood out & this unusual request came from guest, Danielle Smith, who is also on the line to John.   Also joining them on the line is Marty Morrissey!


    Band Management

    Band manager Paul McGuinness is stepping down as U2's manager. John is joined by Frank Murray of Hill 16 Management (he managed Thin Lizzy, The Pogues & a host of others) & we are also joined from our Galway studio by Olaf Tyaransen of Hotpress who has interviewed Paul a number of times.


    One per cent Difference - Community Champ

    We continue our search for the person who makes that one per cent difference in their community. This morning John is joined on the line by Geraldine Mills, Athlone who wished to give her nomination to Ian Flowers & explains why.  Ian is also on the line to John.

    Today’s prize is a luxury weekend away in Temple House in Sligo, a classic Georgian mansion

    Temple House in Sligo is part of the Hidden Ireland family:

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:44
      Title: Don't Believe A Word
      Performer(s): Thin Lizzy
      Performer(s): Thin Lizzy
      Album: Dedication - The Very Best of Thin Lizzy
      Duration: 2:31
    • 09:58
      Title: Sunday Morning Coming Down
      Performer(s): Johnny Cash
      Performer(s): Johnny Cash
      Album: The Essential Johnny Cash
      Duration: 4:05

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