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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 22 February 2013

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    Fodhla Cronin o'Reilly and Laura Jayne Halton

    Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly in her beautiful dress designed by Maynooth designer Laura Jayne Halton.

                        

     

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    Boomtown Rats - Bob Geldoff & Gary Roberts

    The Boomtown Rats are making a comeback & we spoke recently to bass player Pete Briquette on the morning we found out about The Boomtown Rats reformation for the Isle of Wight festival but last week it we heard they will be in the Marquee in Cork July 5th, Sir Bob Geldof & Garry Roberts join John this morning.

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    Music & chat with Of Monsters & Men

    Johin is joined in studio this morning by Icelandic group, Of Monsters & Men, who described their own sound as 'BIG - like a mountain with lots of caves to hide in.'

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