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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 Wednesday 30 July 2014

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    Here Are The Young Men

    Our next has travelled the world, experiencing earthquakes in Bogota and experimenting with psychedelic shamanism, but it took a trip to London before he realised what he really wanted to write about was his home town of Dublin.

    Rob Doyle (pictured above), spoke to John Murray this morning. 

    His debut novel, Here Are the Young Men, has been compared to modern classics such as Less than Zero and Trainspotting. It’s now been acquired by publishing giants, Bloomsbury and film rights are in the offing and Rob spoke to John this morning.

    Here Are The Young Men by Rob Doyle is published by Lilliputpress.

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    Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

    John was joined by the master fiddle and guitar duo Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill.

    Gig Dates:

    Fri 1st Aug - NCH, Dublin with the RTE Concert Orchestra

    Fri 8th Aug - Feakle, Co. Clare, plus the Irish Concertina Orchestra

    10 - 17th - The Marble Session Kilkenny Arts Festival

    20 - 24th -  Masters of Tradition - Bantry Co. Cork

    For more information about or to book for Masters of Tradition 2014 visit the website www.westcorkmusic.ie or phone Lo call: 1850 788 789.

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    Postcard Collector Aidan Mannion

    Last week we got a great response from around the country to our item on postcards. One of our listeners who got in touch was Aidan Mannion from Sligo who joined John on the phone from Sligo.

     

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