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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 24 November 2014


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    Operation Transformation First Leader Reveal

    Kathryn Thomas travels to co Waterford to reveal the first leader in this years Operation Transformation.


    Michael Gibbons - Survivor

    In July 2005, the peak of the Celtic Tiger era, when three friends, Damien Bergin, Mark and Michael , hired a Robinson R44 helicopter to travel from Galway to the Tall Ships Races in Waterford. On their way back to the West, pilot Damien Bergin, lost his way in a thick blanket of fog and the helicopter crashed in a forested area on the northern slopes of Slieve Aughty. Michael Gibbons was the only survivor of that crash but with horrific injuries to his head, limbs and body. In his book Survivor, he tells how he painfully reconstructed his life and learned to live again. Survivor is published by Londubh Books on 20th of November priced at €14.99 and available in all good bookshops. 100% of royalties will go towards Ciara Brown's medical bills. Ciara is Michael Gibbon's niece who was born with no lower limbs. For more information click here.


    Robin Ince Comedian, Actor and Writer

    Robin Ince is an English comedian, actor and writer. He is best known for presenting the BBC radio show The Infinite Monkey Cage with physicist Brian Cox, he joins John this morning for a chat

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    • 09:23
      Title: When You Wish Upon A Star
      Performer(s): Cathy Davey With The Rte Concert Orchestra
      Performer(s): Cathy Davey With The Rte Concert Orchestra
      Duration: 4:12

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