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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 4 April 2014

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    IFTA co-presenter Laura Whitmore

    The prestigious annual IFTA awards takes place tomorrow night & the country's most talented film & tv stars will be preparing for this night of glitz & glamour. Preseding over ceremonies will be the actor Simon Delaney & Laura WhitmoreLaura joins John on the line from the UK this morning.

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    Music & chat with The Eskies

    On their posters they describe themselves as 'Amazing Bearded Men', 'Sea-soaked Gypsy Folk' & 'Furious Folking Folkers', they are called The Eskies & they join John in studio this morning for a chat & performance.

    They will be performing tonight @ The Button Factory, Temple Bar - doors open @ 7.30pm.

    For further information go to www.theeskies.com

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    Presidential visit - Coventry

    President Michael D Higgins & his wife Sabina are heading off to Britain for a four day state visit with Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. London will not be their only destination as we learn now from Kay Forrest, (originally from Cork) the current Chairperson of Coventry-Cork Association.

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    Sports Commentaries - Conor McNamara

    There has been plenty of talk this week about sports commentary & sports commentators with the focus on the Sky/GAA deal. This morning we will be playing some of the best & most memorable pieces of sports commentary & we also are joined from a BBC studio, Irish sports commentator Conor McNamara from Radio 5 Live.

    Also we ask our listenter to select their favourite commentary highlights, which we will  play in this morning's programme.

     

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    • Title: Fever
      Composer: The Eskies
      Performer(s): The Eskies
      Performer(s): The Eskies
      Duration: 3:20

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