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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 Monday 14 July 2014


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by Kathryn Thomas

    Bob Geldof with The Strypes

    Bob Geldof shocked fans when he walked through the doors of the Sweeney's pub on Dame Street, which was hosting a night of music in celebration of its fifth birthday. The Strypes were rocking the venue as they played a gig there when starting out three years ago & joining Kathryn on the line is Evan Walsh.


    Grease Search for Sandy semi-finals

    Recently the John Murray Show launched a nationwide talent search to cast the principal role of Sandy for a new production of 'Grease, the Musical,' which is to play in the Gaiety Theatre in November.

    Joining Kathryn in studio are our three judges, Tony Finnegan, director of the show, David Hayes Musical Director of Grease & Susan McFadden on the line from Spain.

    The 3 semi-finalists this morning are Lauren Nevin, Tanya Shields & Emma Coast.


    Bill O'Herlihy - Final

    Last night saw the end of a wonderful World Cup but it also marked the end of an era when broadcasting legend Bill O'Herlihy hung up his mic for the final time. After a TV career spanning five decades, Bill bade farewell to his three 'amigos' Eamon Dunphy, John Giles & Liam Brady, also to his many, many admiring viewers.


    UB40 Lead Singer-Ali Campbell

    Alistair Ian "Ali" Campbell is a British singer, solo artist & songwriter who was the lead singer & a founding member of reggae band UB40, who sold over 70 million records world wide. In 2008 Ali Campbell left UB40 & embarked on a solo career.

    Ali joins Kathryn on the line this morning.

    Ali will be in Dublin on Wednesday 22nd October 2014 at The Olympia, Dublin


    Final of the World Cup 2014

    The 2014 World Cup is done & dusted for another four years. Brazil 2014 came to a climax last night in Rio De Janeiro with Germany beating Argentina 1-0. Joining Kathryn on the line this morning are our two supporters from our John Murray Show family of World Cup fans, for Germany Cora Molloy & for Argentina, Andrew Reddin.

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