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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 Friday 18 July 2014


    B & The Honeyboy

    B & The HoneyBoy pictured above with Shay Byrne.

    This act are “Further proof that white folk can sing the blues, and no fake accents either”, that’s according to Hotpress. B and The HoneyBoy are playing at Longitude this weekend.

    Upcoming Gigs;

    Sunday July 20th - Marley Park, Speakeasy Stage from 13:35PM.

    Thursday July 31st - Blind Pig, Limerick.

    Saturday August 16th - Mc Daids Wine bar, ramelton, Donegal.

    For more information see check out their website.



    Molly Malone

    Iconic Irish statue Molly Malone was wheeled away from her home on Grafton Street a few weeks back to make way for the cross-city Luas project, the iconic bronze statue received some vital repairs and bronze cleaning but now resides in Suffolk Street, our reporter Colm Flynn went to the Ironworks in Tallagh to view the cleaning process.


    Monty Python Final Show

    Pythons John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin the Comic legends that are Monty Python have reunited for a series of shows at London's O2 Arena this month.

    Paddy McKenna, Lisa Garvey & Eoghan McLaughlin join Shay to discuss the grand masters of the British comedy. Don't worry if you can't make the final show the show will be beamed into cinemas nationwide this Sunday 20th of July at 7PM.



    Strange Weather

    The great Irish weather will be the topic of many conversations this morning with the heavy rainfall over the past night but can you predict the weather?

    Weather betting opens today at the Science Gallery in Dublin, and to understand it more Shay Byrne spoke to Lynn Scarff, director of the Science Gallery and one of the curators of the Strange Weather exhibition.

    Lynn Scarff, pictured above speaking about prediction of weather.

    The exhibition runs from today until the 5th October 2014 at the Science Gallery in Trinity College.

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