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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 Monday 11 August 2014

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    Philip Cavanagh rowed the Pacific

    Kathryn's next guest is a world record breaker, having successfully rowed the Pacific Ocean in 45 days in the inaugural Great Pacific Race, becoming the first Irishman to do so.  In studio with Kathryn is Philip Cavanagh.

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    Volunteers with a love of birds

    Joining Kathryn on the line this morning is a man looking for volunteers, Michael Ryan provides a service on a donation basis only, where white doves are released to commemorate weddings, anniversaries & funerals or any occassion. Michael, from Blunclody in Wexford, explains to Kathryn why he set up this service.

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    Console - national suicide charity www.console.ie

    Console Helpline - 1800.201.890

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    Frankie Gavin & De Danann

    This Friday the John Murray Show will be at the Fleadh Cheoil in Sligo, broadcasting live from a restaurant A Casa Mia in the Italian quarter of Sligo.

    This morning we are joined by some of the biggests stars of the Fleadh, Frankie Gavin & De Danann from our Galway studio, for a chat & performances.

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail tapes@rte.ie or click here for RTÉ Archives sales form. Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Calico Skies (Live)
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Frankie Gavin/De Danann
      Performer(s): Frankie Gavin/De Danann
      Duration: 3:00
    • Title: The Queen Of Sheba
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Frankie Gavin/De Danann
      Performer(s): Frankie Gavin/De Danann
      Duration: 3:00

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