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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 Thursday 28 November 2013

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    Film 'How To Survive a Plague'

    A group of people, many of them HIV positive young men, who turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. With no scientific training, they took on the American medical establishment, the Regan & Bush SNR Administrations.  They're endeavours are the subject of a new film, Oscar Nominated 'How to Survive a Plague' which is screening in Cork tonight.  Aids activist Peter Staley & the central character in the film, joins John this morning.

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    The Keogh Family Concert

    John's next guest is one of Ireland's most popular actors & radio personalities, his theatre show, The Love Hungry Farmer has had great success nationally & internationally over the last decade. In studio with John is Des Keogh with his daughter Oonagh.

    Des, his wife Geraldine O'Grady, daughter Oonagh will be performing on stage in the Pavilion Theatre on December 8th & this morning in studio Des performs an extract from a letter written by a Major Sullivan Ballou, during American Civil War, accompanied on violin by Oonagh, the Ashokan Farewell. 

    Tickets for The Keogh Family Concert 20/23 euro www.paviliontheatre or telephone 01.231.2929

    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.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: The Ashokan Farewell
      Composer: Jay Ungar
      Performer(s): Des Oonagh Keogh
      Performer(s): Des Oonagh Keogh
      Duration: 3:00

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