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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 18 June 2014

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    Sean Kilraine on Leitrim's John McKenna

    It is said that Leitrim's John McKenna is one of the most influential figures in the world of traditional Irish flute music. John died in 1947 & his music has been remastered in a new CD collection by Sean Kilraine. Sean joins John for a chat & a performance with flute players Liam Kelly & Dave Sheridan.

    They perform one of John McKenna's -  'The Rollicking Irishman'

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    Underdogs - Achill FC & Packie Bonner

    Our Sports Underdogs where we follow a sports squad who've endured a bit of a bad run & now under John Murray Show tutelage aim to pull up their socks for their ongoing season. John went to Achill to meet with the Achill Rovers FC on the Atlantic fringes of Mayo last Thursday  & brought along the 1990 World Cup hero Packie Bonner down for a training session with the lads.

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    Mary Russell & the Butter roads

    John's next guest in studio is travel writer Mary Russell, as well used to the roads of Syria, Palestine & South Africa as she is to the tracks & trails of Ireland. This Friday she's heading to Millstreet to follow an interesting historical route, the middle bit of the old butter road from Killarney to Cork.

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