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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 22 May 2014


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by Kathryn Thomas.


    One Direction

    They're the biggest boy band on the planet, playing sold-out concerts all over the world............ and this weekend they're in Dublin.

    Ireland's favourite One Direction member is of course Mullingar's Niall Horan, and his Mum Maura spoke to Kathryn about her excitement in the lead up to the concerts


    Fair City

    Fair City was pretty tense last night as the storyline involving Dr Judith Dillon and her ex-husband Tommy came to an explosive finale and we were all left wondering....will Bob make it?  Is Tommy going off to jail for a long long time?

    This morning in studio are two of the actors Catherine Byrne and Geoff Minogue in studio and they are joined by phone from America by Bryan Murray.


    Ultan Conlon

    Hot Press magazine described Ultan Conlon's first album as "the most impressive Irish debut since Damien Rice's O".

    He is in studio to sing 2 songs, one from his new album Songs of Love So Cruel, called "In the Mad..........."  and a cover version of Dancing in the Moonlight.


    Never Too Old to Surf

    Greg Hastings, who on his 59th birthday, decided to learn to surf and hasn't look back since, talks to Kathryn about the challenge he faced and how he overcame his earlier fear of water

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: In The Mad
      Composer: Ultan Conlon
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Album: Songs of Love so Cruel, DARK SIDE OUT RECORDS
      Duration: 3:26
    • Title: Dancing In The Moonlight
      Composer: N/A Thin Lizzy Version
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Performer(s): Ultan Conlon
      Duration: 3:15

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