As part of the #ShineYourLight initiative, spoken word from artists including Sinead O'Connor, Paula Meehan and Colm Mac an Iomaire were part of the special night.
Here is Easter 2020 by poet Paula Meehan, read by Marie Mullen - the accompanying music, Emer's Dream, was written and performed by Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Watch and listen below:
It's now time to #ShineYourLight ✨— RTÉ Radio 1 (@RTERadio1) April 11, 2020
Tonight we are shining a light for all the people who are sick, those who have lost their lives and for those who remain.
Who are you shining your light for tonight?#LonraighDoSholas pic.twitter.com/gwa6hqS2I8
Breath by breath we take the cosmos in
Pulse by pulse, drumbeat of the heart.
The geese flock north, again the swallows come;
Every plant that flowers, the promise of its seed.
Lit by sun, lit by moon, lit by stars,
Breath by breath our inner light let shine,
Hand on heart — kin, kindred, kind,
Mortal in earthrise, radiant diamond mind.