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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 28 November 2014


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle. Presented by Shay Byrne.


    Restaurant Makeover

    Daragh Fitzgerald, owner of the Streat Cafe in Cork, is the winner of the Restaurant Makeover Competition. He talks to Shay Byrne about his hopes for a turnaround in his business.


    Africa Stop Ebola

    Musicians from the regions most affected by Ebola have released a single entitled "Africa Stop Ebola" as an alternative to the Bob Geldof "Do They Know It's Christmas"

    Shay Byrne is joined in studio by Carlos Chirinos, producer of “Africa Stop Ebola”, and by Adekunle Gomez of the African Cultural Project in Dublin.

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