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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 Tuesday 29 April 2014

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    Wedding Video - Julie-Ann Coleman

    Joining John on the line are newly married couple, Julie-Ann ColemanDavid Jones. Julie-Ann tells us how she surprised her husband with an unusual video of a famouse sports panel giving 'analysis' on Julie-Ann's decision to marry David. Also on the line to John we have Bill O'Herlihy.

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    Park Bench Questions

    In the fourth part of our Park Bench series our own John B Reilly takes to St Stephen's Green where he asks a number of random strangers a single pertinent question. This week's question: "What you think people say about you, after you've first met?"

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    UKIP Posters on anti-immigration

    John's next guest on the line is Dave O'Rourke, a young Dublin actor who has found himself in the eye of a political storm, with his face appearing all anti-immigration posters for UKIP.

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    History of Dublin's Theatre Royal

    Joining John in studio this morning is Thomas Myler who recently sent an email to the Irish Times requesting contact from any relatives & friends of entertainers who appeared on its stage. Also on the line to John is Patricia Cahill, singer& Conor Doyle, Theatre Royal historian.

       

    To contact Thomas Myler email tmyler@eircom.net

     

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    • 09:44
      Title: Graceland
      Performer(s): Paul Simon
      Performer(s): Paul Simon
      Album: The Essential Paul Simon
      Duration: 5:06

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