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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 Friday 23 May 2014


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    5 Siblings Reach 100

    The Irish, and in particular the Clarkes of Mullagh, East Galway, are just four days short of setting the most extraordinary world record. Madge is turning 100 next Wednesday, the fifth of her siblings to become a centenarian. Joe Fanning, Madge's son, talks to Kathryn.


    Food Cravings

    Now… our food cravings can be a very powerful force indeed… When you’re in the grip of a food craving, you can’t think of anything else. Next week, a food conference in Dublin is taking a close look at craving… Dr. Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire is Chair of the Dublin Gastronomy Symposium.

    The Dublin Gastronomy Symposium is a biennial international event organised in partnership between the School of Culinary Arts and Food Technology in DIT and the Centre for Franco-Irish Studies in IT Tallaght. It is sponsored by Fáilte Ireland and the focus is to bring over a hundred delegates together every two years who are passionate about food to discuss all things gastronomic around a certain theme. for further information. A book is now available from the previous symposium called Tickling the Palate: Gastronomy in Irish Literature and Culture (Peter Lang 2014).


    Wedding Invites

    It's the time of year when wedding invites are flying through letterboxes and couples around the country look forward to their very special day. But those beautifully delicate invites don't always invoke feelings of excitement. Journalist Tanya Sweeney and Peter Kelly, aka Franc of wedding planning fame, discuss wedding invitations with Kathryn.


    Singing in Public

    Deirdre Hegarty got in touch to tell Kathryn that she started singing lessons last year and is now singing in public and wondering why she waited so long

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    • 09:37
      Title: Take Me To Church
      Composer: A Hozier-Byrne
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Performer(s): Hozier
      Album: Take Me to Church EP
      Duration: 4:17

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