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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 Thursday 28 March 2013

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    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with John Murray. Today's show comes live from Dublin Zoo.

     

    Please note, Dodder Day has been rescheduled to Saturday April 6th, for further details on times & locations go to right hand side of Homepage & click on March 12th.

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    Dublin Zoo

    We welcome you to a very chilly Dublin Zoo this morning, as we have a variety of guests including Pat Byrne, last year's winner of the Voice, Gerry Creighton, Operations Manager of Dublin Zoo, Helen Clarke Bennett, team leader of the Afrian Plains, Keeper Susan O'Brien to talk about Tapirs & Red Pandas.  Team Leader of the East Side of the Zoo, Eddie O'Brien on the meerkats & sea lions.

    Also, Dr. Graham Finlay, lecturer in the School of Politics & International Relations in UCD to tell what the world of philosophy draws upon from the animal kingdom.

    Plus last night, John had a rendez-vous with Cáit O'Riordan, former member of the Pogues, for a walk in Dublin Zoo, to find out what goes on after dark!

    The Zoo tv series returns tonight on RTE ONE at 7pm 

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