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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 Tuesday 24 June 2014


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    Actor Jason Durr & Hercule Poirot

    Our listeners may of course may remember John's next guest, actor Jason Durr who played PC Mike Bradley in the tv series Heartbeat for many years. Jason is here in Dublin to play the star role as the famous Belgian detective Herucle Poirot in 'Black Coffee', at the Bord Gais Theatre in Dublin.

    ‘Black Coffee’ runs at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre from  June 23 to June 28. Booking at Ticketmaster, from the theatre on 01 677 7770 or via


    Environment the Musical

    Andrew Lloyd Weber has proved that you can write a successful musical based on all sorts of subjects, cats included, but my next guest has decided to write a musical based on environmental concerns. Her name is Annette McNelis, she's from Buncrana in Donegal & she joins us from the BBC Radio Foyle studio.


    World Cup Supports Club

    This morning joining John on the line are our football fans, for the Netherlands, Eithne Molloy & for Chile, Shane Kearney for their reaction to their teams in the world cup so far. John also speaks to possibly the first user of vanishing spray in Ireland, referee Bryan O'Kane.


    Inspiration for a song

    A few months ago John spoke to Garth Brooks as he announced his summer series of concerts at Croke Park. John's next guest Valerie Bowe, tells us how that interview inspired her to write a song.

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