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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 2 April 2014

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    Penguins in love in Dingle

    Joining John on the line is Kate Hall, Head Penguin Keeper at Dingle Oceanworld, where same sex pair, Penelope & Missy, have fallen in love. 

       

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    Parents John & Norma Finn talk about their autistic son Martin

    Their son Martin is 22 years of age & the family live near Wigan in UK. Martin is autistic & more or less non-verbal, but when he stands in front of a microphone he can sing songs like Yellow by Codlplay & Your Beautiful by James Blunt, in a very professional way. His parents John & Norma joins us from a studio in the UK.

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    Music & chat with Wallis Bird

    We have music & chat this morning as John is joined in studio by one of our most instriguing & hard working singer-songwriters, Wallis Bird. Wallis is back with a new album 'Architect' & will perform in studio this morning.

     

    Wallis is doing an in-store in Tower Records, Dawson Street, April 25th

    Gig dates & venues - The Academy, Dublin Apr 25th / Monroes Live, Galway 26th April / Half Moon Theatre, Cork Opera House 27th April.

    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: Hardly Hardly
      Composer: Wallis Bird
      Performer(s): Wallis Bird
      Performer(s): Wallis Bird
      Album: Bird Records
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: Daze
      Composer: Wallis Bird
      Performer(s): Wallis Bird
      Performer(s): Wallis Bird
      Duration: 3:00

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