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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 27 September 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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    Christy Dignam - Aslan

    Dublin rock band Alsan's facebook page has been given a big thumps up by fans after frontman Christy Dignam posted this message, saying there they are back in rehearsals & hope to be gigging this Christmas. Christy is on the line to Miriam this morning.

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    Comedy Heroes & Music - Katherine Lynch

    Miriam's next guest has had several hit TV series & runs of sold out shows in some of the country's top comedy venues.  She is one of Ireland's all-time most successful comediennes, she is of course Katherine Lynch. While we primarily associate Katherine with comedy, she is a woman of many talents, as her music album 'Settling Dust' contains a lot of original material dealing with themes as diverse as loss, love, fathers & home. Katherine is in studio with Miriam to tell us about her comic heros &  album.

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    Murder & forgiveness - Andy Hynes

    On Monday next on RTÉ One TV Mick Peelo hosts a discussion about forgiveness & one of the people taking part in that programme is Connemara man Andy Hynes whose daughter Siobhán was murdered in December 1998. Local man John McDonagh was sentenced to life in prison in 2001. Andy Hynes joins Miriam from the RnaG studios in Casla.

    Andy Hynes features in BEYOND BELIEF – the TV series presented by Mick Peelo. It goes out on Monday night at 11.15pm on RTÉ One TV, & Monday’s programme is all about forgiveness.

    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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