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    RTÉ A POEM FOR IRELAND
    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years
    www.rte.ie/apoemforireland

    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 26 October 2012

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    Sligo Live - John Murray Show Special

    The John Murray Show is coming from The Glasshouse Hotel, right in the centre of Sligo town to celebrated Sligo Live's Musical Festival which takes place over this Bank Holiday weekend. www.sligolive.ie

    William Butler Yeats

    As we look our of the windows, we can see the beautiful Hyde Bridge & Garavogue river, the William Butler Yeats statue & of course just up the river is Lough Gill, where the Isle of Innisfree is located and the inspiration for one of his most famous poems.

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    John is joined by a variety of guests & musicians, Rackhouse Pilfer, the Sligo Rovers Manager & Capt Ian Barralough & Danny Ventre. Eoin Glacken, Katherine Durcan (Vota), Louise Killeen, Damien Brennan on WB Yeats,Common Tongues & Shane Mitchell, London Calling Band!

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