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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 Tuesday 8 July 2014

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    World War II Hero found

    The melting of a glacier in Alaska has led to the solving of a 62 year old mystery of what happened to an Irishman who disappeared in a military plane crash, Eugene Smith was born in Lavey, Co Cavan & had becom a hero in World War Two & John is joined by one of his relatives Amy Kiernan to tell us more about the story.

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    Veronica McSwiney

    Veronica McSwiney is a concert pianist who has played all over the world for many years. She is well used to public performance, but just over two years ago she stopped playing the piano altogether.

    She will play her first public recital in some time this Friday lunchtime in the National Concert Hall. Veronica joins John in studio.

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    Building Ireland

    In Ireland we always celebrate & visit the many natural wonders & marvels that exist on our doorsteps but what about the places we should visit!

    John is joined in studio by practising engineer Tim Joyce, who features on the tv series 'Building Ireland' on RTE 1 which is dedicated to Ireland's engineering & building heritage.

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