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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 Friday 30 May 2014

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    WW1 Medal - Scoil Cholmcille, Termon

    What would you do if you found an old grimy medal in your back garden? Well if you were John's next guests you would clean it, trace its origins & arrange the biggest cross generational, across the decades connection you could imagine!

    As a result of a nationwide essay competition organised by the Department of Education &  Skills in Dublin & the Department of Education of Northern Ireland, called the ‘Decade of Centenaries all-island schools history competition’. 

    Joining John in studio this morning, are Benny Gallagher who is the source of the story, Christy Gillespie the teacher, three students from Scoil Cholmcille from Termon in Co Donegal - Aine McCaughan, Molly Gallagher & Maoliosa O’Toole.  Also here is Deirdre Hynes & her father Philip Hynes.

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    Music & chat with Cara Dillon

    Irish folk singer, Cara Dillon has been performing since the age of 14 & has created many opportunities with an almost angelic voice. Cara is a great star in China & she joins John in studio this morning to performs songs from her new album 'A Thousand Hearts'.

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    Mobile Inventor Marty Cooper

    Martin "Marty" Cooper is an American pioneer in the wireless communication industry. While at Motorola in the 1970s, Marty conceived the first handheld mobile phone (distinct from the car phone) & led the team that developed it & brought it to market.

    Considered the 'father of the cell phone'.. Marty joins John in studio this morning.

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    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Shotgun Down The Avalanche
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Cara Dillon
      Performer(s): Cara Dillon
      Duration: 3:15
    • Title: Jackets So Blue
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Cara Dillon
      Performer(s): Cara Dillon
      Duration: 3:00

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