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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 Tuesday 13 August 2013

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    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle features with Kathryn Thomas

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    Irish Redhead Convention

    Kathryns first guests this morning are Joleen Cronin , founder of the Irish Redhead Convention, Canadian comedian Shawn Hitchins who organised a Ginger Pride Parade & Alistair Moffat, MD of Ireland's DNA to talk about red hair.  One of the more serious parts of the convention is a presentation about the science of red hair & its geograpic spread across the globe!

    To find out more about the Irish Redhead Convention go to www.RedHeadConvention.com

    For more information about Shawn Hitchins www.ShawnHitchins.com

     

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    Herald of Free Enterprise Tragedy

    In studio with Kathryn is Larry O'Brien who was a passenger on the Herald of Free Enterprise when it capsized in 1987.  The Townsend Thoresen ferry left Zeebrugge bound for Dover with 650 passengers on board in 1987, when the disaster unfolded with a death toll of 193 people.

     

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    Colaiste Lurgan Irish Language Summer School

    Micheal O'Foighil spoke to Kathryn this morning about students going to the Colaiste Lurgan , an Irish Language Summer School & learnt Irish in a rather unique way, making YouTube music videos as gaelige which have gathered a lot of hits on YouTube!

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