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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 Thursday 31 July 2014

    Basque music from Bitartean

    Folk music but with a bit of a jazzy influence these guys are from the Basque country in Spain, they’re called Bitartean and they’re in Ireland to play some gigs and John first spoke to Lara.

    Gigs:

    Tonight, Thursday July 31st - Club Chonradh na Gaeilge, 6 Harcourt St, 9.00PM

    Friday Night August 1st: Basque Night, The Red Devil Bar, Falls Road, Belfast.

    Saturday August 2nd: Kelly's Cellar's in Belfast City Centre

    Monday 4th 8.30pm The Back Room in The Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin

    Aisling O'Loughlin

    She’s one fourth of the glamorous XPosé team from TV3’s flagship fashion and entertainment programme, but away from the star studded bashes she’s had her struggles; juggling motherhood of two small boys and her partner’s battle with cancer. Aishling O’Loughlin joined John in studio today.

     

     

     

     

    Sinead Moriarty & The McGinn Sisters

    We have a sister theme running through the programme, and John spoke to Sinead Moriarty about her new book called The Secrets Sisters Keep.

    The Secrets Sisters Keep by Sinead Moriarty is published by Penguin Ireland.

    John also spoke to three sisters Jennie, Sarah and Grace McGinn are the co-founders of Opsh.com and are representatives of the McGinn sister clan.

    The McGinn sisters pictured above.

     

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