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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 16 May 2013

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    American R&B singer Alicia Keys

    Recently Miriam got the opportunity to speak to American R&B singer, songwriter & actress, Alicia Keys by phone in New York. Alicia will be in Dublin in the O2 May 22nd 2013. 

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    In honour of Donal Walsh -Dan Curnane

    All the papers this morning carry poignant details of the funeral of 16 year old Donal Walsh. One picture in particular stands out, it is of a young man performing a funeral haka in Donal's honour. His name is Dan Curnane, a 2nd year student in CBS in Tralee & he joins Miriam on the line.

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    Buddhist Meditation

    Millions watched Ireland's Ryan Dolan take to the Eurovision stage in Malmo. After the show he revealed one of his secret weapons in the battle against nerves, was Buddhist meditation. By all accounts it seems to be a growing trend among musicians, actors & performers.  In studio with Miriam are two Buddhists, Aoife Cortney, Theatre Direactor & choreographer & Eileen O'Sullivan, singer.

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