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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 21 June 2013

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    A lively mix of topical stories, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan

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    High Country Chorus

    High Country Chorus is an American Barbershop Choir from Denver Colorado. A group of 20 women from the Choir is presently touring Ireland giving free concerts and entertaining audiences.

    Their next date is on Saturday, 22nd June, in the Sligo Park Hotel at 8.00 p.m.  and the website is: http://www.highcountrychorus.org/

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    Martin O'Malley

    Martin O'Malley, the Governor of Maryland, is in Dublin to speak to the Chamber of Commerce on the power of good government.

    In his political life he has reduced crime rates, raised education levels, passed some of the strongest gun laws and repealed the death penalty. But he has also ended up on stage with our own Saw Doctors during his inauguration ball in 2007 and again in 2011.

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    The Voice

    Andrea Begley, from Pomeroy, Co Tyrone, and Leah McFall from Carnmoney, Co Antrim, are both in the final of BBC's The Voice which airs tomorrow night. 

    Andrea, who is visually impaired, is mentored by Danny of The Script. She is presently studying for a Masters in law.

    Leah, who is the bookies' favourite to win the final, is the first Voice contestant to make it into the Top 10 charts while the show is still ongoing.

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    Linda Cruse

    In 1996, Linda Cruse, a stressed-out single mother working in a job she hated, was driving along a motorway in the middle of the night when she suffered temporary blindness. This terrifying episode led to a blinding insight: what is the point of living if living has no point? Determined to make a difference, Linda changed herself and began a new life.

    Took about a year to turn her life around. Resigned a year later – went to workshop about re-connecting to your drive and purpose and is now an international humanitarian aid worker.

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    Underdogs - Wild Geese Update

    The Wild Geese of Oldtown, a Dublin hurling club, won the first round of the Championship last night when they beat Ballinteer St Johns.

    Aidan Lenehan chats to Miriam about the drama of their first round match and how they have now got a sponsor who will provide the hurls for them for the next two years.

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