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    The Best-Loved Irish Poem of the Last 100 Years

    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 Thursday 8 May 2014


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    Philip Shepherd author & speaker

    Now if you were told that the brain in your skull is not the only brain you have, you might politely raise your eyebrows! On the other hand mentioning gut instinct, you might understand a little more. In studio with John this morning is author Philip Shepherd, to talk about our two brains.

    Philip Shepherd gives a talk tonight Thursday , May 8th, at 7.30pm in the Lantern Centre, Synge St, Dublin 8 and the workshop takes place in the Zephyr Room at the same venue from 10am to 5pm over that weekend.


    Music & Chat 'This is How We Fly'

    Have you head the one about a traditional Irish fiddler, an appalachian hard shoe dancer, a Dublin jazzman & a swedish percussionist? Well, they got together to make a beautiful sound & they perform for us in studio this morning from their debut self titled album 'This is How we Fly'.

    {Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh on fiddle, Seán MacErlaine on bass clarinet, saxophones & electronics, Nic Gareiss  - former Chieftains/Dervish collaborator on percussive dance & Petter Berndalen - ground-breaking Swedish percussionist}


    Maureen Armstrong - 89 yr old mini-marathon runner

    On one of the John Murray Show walks which took place at Upperchurch, John met Maureen Armstrong, who will be participating in her 20th mini-marathon! Maureen began at the age of 67 & she joins John on the line this morning.


    National School Giro d'Italia

    The Giro d'Italia is one of cycling's most prestigious cycling races & takes place tomorrow in Belfast, with three Irishmen lining up, including Dan Martin, whose uncle is Stephen Roche, Ireland's only Giro winner, back in 1987. This morning Colm Flynn brings us from the national school Le cheile in Co Louth,  their own Giro d'Italia.

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      Composer: This Is How We Fly
      Performer(s): This Is How We Fly
      Performer(s): This Is How We Fly
      Duration: 3:20

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