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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 Friday 24 October 2014


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    Voice Coach & Sound Healer

    John's guest in studio is one of the world's most sought after voice coaches who has worked closely with Margaret Thatcher, Diana Princess of Wales, Vanessa Redgrave, Minnie Driver & a long list of other distinguished voices. Stewart Pearce is in Ireland for the 'Mind, Body, Spirit and Yoga' festival at the RDS this weekend.

    Moore Street - Unveiling of Statue

    This morning, we heard that a crowd was gathering on Moore Street & Colm Flynn took himself into town to find out what is happening there & he reports to us now from the corner of Moore Street & Henry Street.

    Music with Millie & the Illywhackers

    We're fast-approaching the most bewitching time of year & we thought we're give you an entrée of all-things-eerie with a little spooky music. Minnie and the Illywhackers will perform a Transylvanian-themed concert especially for children & families in The Ark in Dublin's Temple Bar on Bank Holiday Monday & they join John in studio this morning.

    Artist and America's next Top Model Prog

    The producers of America's Next Top Model presented & produced by ex supermodel, Tyra Banks which is in its 21st series, surprised John's next guest when while sitting at home on Tullamore, he received an e-mail asking him to paint portraits of the models for the show. Vincent Devine joins John in studio to tell us all about it.

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