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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 Wednesday 19 March 2014

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    Katherine Lynch

    Katherine Lynch is back on our TV screens next Monday night with a new show called The Centre, and not only is she making television programmes but Katherine is also releasing a single for Mother's Day.

    The great Katherine Lynch, singer and comedian pictured above.

    ‘The Centre’ starts on RTÉ Two TV next Monday March 24th at 10.00pm, Katherine's new album is called "Setting Dust".

     

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    Aoife Ní Mhaoileoin - 2,400 Mile Rowing Expedition

    Aoife Ní Mhaoileoin, 26 year old doctor from Castleknock living in London spoke to John this morning about her great expeditition, an event they call the 'Biggest, baddest human endurance challenge on the planet'.

    Aoife Ní Mhaoileoin pictured above.

     

    All American Quiz Winner's Trip

    Paul Kelly won our All American Quiz a few weeks ago and so he and his daughter Claire got to spend St Patrick’s Weekend in Chicago, courtesy of Universal Music. Paul is a taxi driver and he spoke to John on the phone today about how the trip went.

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    Irish in Chicago

    Our own John B Reilly went out to Chicago for the American opening of the new dance musical from the creators of Riverdance. When John was in Chicago, he meet a number of Irish people who have made Chicago their home.

    Professional boxer Henry Coyle from Geesala, County Mayo also spoke to John Reilly in Chicago. Henry won the WBF light Middleweight title in Castlebar in 2011.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:36
      Title: Glenroe Theme
      Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra
      Performer(s): Rte Concert Orchestra
      Duration: 2:27
    • 09:37
      Title: The Third Man Harry Lime Theme
      Duration: 2:26

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