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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 Monday 1 July 2013

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    The John Murray Show with Miriam

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Miriam O'Callaghan.

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    Elma & Fionnbar Walsh parents of Donal Walsh

    In Spring of this year, a Kerry teenager came to national prominence because of an article he had written for Kerry's Eye, asking his peers to consider any path other than suicide. Donal Walsh was 16 years old & was suffering from terminal cancer. Donal's outspoken appeal to vulnerable young people to say no to suicide inspired the nation.

    Last Friday Miriam met Donal Walsh’s parents Elma and Fionnbarr in their home in Blennerville, just outside Tralee. Since his passing, anonymous visits to his grave have been made by friends and strangers alike to pay their respects to him.

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    Music with Bellx1

    This morning Miriam is joined by Bellx1 who are one of our best known rock bands.  They’ve just released a new album – Chop Chop & in studio with Miriam are Paul Noonan & Dave Geraghty.

    www.bellx1.com  Upcoming gigs Marquee in Cork 4th July & Iveagh Gardens in Dublin 13th July.

    You'll notice Pop Up locations by the Chop Chop sandwich boards displayed outside - anyone who purchases the album from these locations will receive a free voucher to see the band play a few songs from the record acoustically at the venues and times listed below.
    Pop-Up Shops & acoustic performances
    July 1 - Mon in Wexford- The Sky & The Ground @ 7pm
    July 5 - Fri in Cork – Debarras, Clonakilty @ 1pm & later @ 7pm in Galway's Roisin Dubh
    July 9 - Tues in Dundalk - Spirit Store @ 1pm & @ 7pm in Belfast - Oh Yeah @ 7pm
    July 10 - Wed in Ballybofey - Balor Theatre @ 1pm & @ 7.30pm in Derry - Cool Discs
    July 11 - Thurs in Kilenny - Rollercoaster / The Set @ 1pm & later @ 7pm in Limerick - Dolans

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

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