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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 19 August 2013

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

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    The Kilteevan Gathering & return of Head of CIA

    The Head of CIA, John Brennan was among guests at a Gathering event in Kilteevan, Co. Roscommon, last night. Along with his 93 year old father Owen, he attended a special homecoming for people from the village & those who had left it to go elsewhere. Joining Kathryn on the line are Eileen Fahy, Chairperson Kilteevan Group, B&B owner Mary Gleeson & Pete Gillooly, St Josephs GAA.

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    Deacon Blue

    Twenty-four years ago Madonna was knocked-off the top of the UK album charts by my next guests - Deacon Blue, at the height of their success, the band's singers broke one of the sacred rules of rock & roll & married each other! Ricky Ross & Lorraine McIntosh, from Deacon Blue speak to Kathryn.

    Deacon Blue - Olympia Theatre - 18th September

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    Meath Girl speaks about attack in New York

    One year ago on a July night on Katonah Avenue in New York 21 year old Alisha Jordan from Meath was walking home from a night out when her life was changed forever.  She was brutally attacked by a man with a brick & had to receive skull & facial surgery. From having 10 metal plates in her head & a paralysing fear of going out in public the plucky Meath woman has just Captained the Cavan team to success & joins Kathyrn on the line this morning

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