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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 Friday 25 July 2014

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    €10,000 Offer For College - Aoife Kilbane

    We heard who our three finalists are for the Search For Sandy, Aoife Kilbane from Bearna, County Galway didn’t make it through to the final three.

    Aoife Kilbane (pictured above) spoke to John about the generous offer.

    She told us how she had secured a place in the London School of Music but she had to put it on hold for a year in order to raise the necessary funds. A very kind lady was taken back by Aoife last Monday, she admired very much how you spoke and the fact that you are willing to go abroad to follow your dream. This lady, has offered Aoife €10,000 to future her studies.

    Rebecca De Haviland

    Having a sex change, or gender reassignment is not something those with a gender identity disorder take lightly and it can be a long and difficult road. One such person who went through this is Rebecca de Havilland who spoke to John Murray this morning.

    Rebecca De Haviland (pictured above) spoke to John this morning.

    The Night Garth Brooks Nearly.....

    This morning John was joined by actors, presenters and performers who have been inspired to commemorate the day with a musical tribute. We will chat to them afterwards but with The Night That Garth Brooks Nearly Came to Town, featuring Anna Nolan, Clelia Murphy from Fair City and Winne from Mrs Browns Boys on vocals, here is Wild Bill Hickey and the Blue Bulls.

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