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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 Wednesday 28 May 2014

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    Mairtin O'Muilleor - Belfast Lord Mayor

    When first elected he was barred from the Lord Mayor's Office yet he is the first Lord Mayor of Belfast to dye his hair pink, create the role of poet laureate, have eight chaplains & to have been attacked while carrying out Council business. Mairtin O'Muilleor joins John this moring as his groundbreaking year in office finishes this week.

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    Tourism Ireland - Niall Gibbons

    Niall Gibbons, Chief Exec of Tourism Ireland joins John on the line this morning from New York, where the visit of Kanye West & Kim Kardashian here in Ireland has been picked up in the press there.

    Niall talks to John about impact of their visit here & the reaction worldwide.

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    Silverwood Music - Éibhin Eviston

    Frustration with record labels has led a group of musicians to form a kind of collective or co-operative to showcase what they do. They're calling it Silverwood Music & one of the musicians involved is Éibhin Eviston from Dublin joins John in studio this morning.

    Eibhin's single is titled 'I'm Back'

    For more information on Silverwood Music go to www.wilverwoodmusiclabel.com

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    Darby - the skateboarding dog

    There's a beautiful picture by photographer Andrew Downes in the Examiner this morning of a Jack Russell & Springer Spaniel cross leisurely skateboarding down the prom in Galway. That dog's name is Darby & his trainer Noel Doherty joins John on the line.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 09:49
      Title: I’M Back
      Performer(s): Eviston
      Performer(s): Eviston
      Album: I'm Back - EP
      Duration: 3:34

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