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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.

     

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    Pat Byrne - Mount Leinster Rangers

    Pat Byrne won The Voice of Ireland in 2012, but this morning he’s on the bus from Borris with the Mount Leinster Rangers. Pat on route to Croke Park for the All-Ireland Club Championships to support Mount Leinster Rangers, they face Portumna in the hurling final and of course Saint Vincent’s and Castlebar Mitchels play in the football final afterwards.

    Pat Byrne speaking to John Murray this morning.

    Eleanor Tiernan - 'We Need To Talk About Ireland'

    'We Need To Talk About Ireland' is a creative celebration of Ireland’s past, present and future and it’s going to take place this evening at Dublin’s Mansion House. It will also be broadcast online on RTÉ Player, The inspirational speakers will include Colm O’Gorman, Manchan Magan, Martin Hayes and Eleanor Tiernan who joined John on the line earlier.

    Eleanor Tiernan pictured above, 'We Need To Talk About Ireland' will be streamed live on RTE Player tonight from 9PM. It will also be available on the web site of Washington Post.

    You can catch Eleanor live this Wednesday evening in The International Bar in Dublin.

    Accordion Legend Liam O'Connor

    Now John is joined by accordion ledgend Liam O'Connor, and he performed two pieces of music called 'Jazz Caps' & 'Local Hero' for The John Murray Show.

    Accordian player Liam O'Connor.

     

    Neil Delamere on Saint Patrick

    Neil Delamere joined John in studio to determine the myth from reality with Saint Patrick. Neil made a documentary about Saint Patrick last year called 'There's Something about Patrick' and it's being repeated tonight at 11.25PM on RTÉ One TV.

    Neil Delamere trying on Saint Patricks cloths.

    If you want to see some of Neil's comedy, his dates are listed below.

    Comedy dates.

    21st & 22nd March – Vicar Street

    28th March – Mullingar Arts Centre

    29th March – Cork Opera House

    19th April – Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire

     

    Duncannon Parade Preview

    We joined John Murray Show reporter Colm Flynn on Duncannon beach as it's the only Saint Patrick's Day parade on a beach in Ireland.

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