Tuesday, December 4th 2012

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On today's Mooney,

To beat the Budget Blues, on Mooney's Money today, we'll be giving away FIVE THOUSAND EURO!! Derek pays a visit to one of Ireland's best-loved markets, Moore Street. We chat to the engineering students who are designing and building a weapon from the middle ages, and Brenda Donohue visits the Mayo town where girls outnumber boys by more than five to one!!

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Mooney's Tuesday Quiz

Beat the Tuesday blues by playing along with Mooney's Tuesday Quiz! We have three listeners to take on a minute of general knowledge questions - and we have a fabulous prize for the winner!

Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare

It’s a two-night weekend break in the 4-star Killashee House Hotel & Villa Spa, set on 280 acres of gardens and parkland outside Naas in Co Kildare. Your prize is based on two people sharing a Deluxe Room and includes Full Irish Breakfast each morning and Dinner on an evening of your choice.

Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare

Killashee House Hotel in Naas, Co. Kildare

Runners-up will get a copy of a lovely new photographic hardback book Ireland’s Coast by Carsten Krieger. And everyone who takes part in the quiz will get a special “PRIDE” Mooney Watch and a CD Boxset of “The Dubliners: 50 Years”.

If you feel like taking a break, and if you want to take part in our quiz today, then e-mail mooney@rte.ie, telling us a bit about yourself! Or phone or text us from 3pm - 4pm today, on 1850 715 900 or text 51551.

The quiz will take place just after 4 o’clock and you need to be over 18 to claim the prize. Under 18s can play on your behalf.

Moore Street: The Story Of Dublin's Market District

Derek and Katriona report back from Dublin's Moore Street, where they chat to author Barry Kennerk about his book Moore Street.

Moore Street: The Story Of Dublin's Market District, by Barry Kennerk, is published by Mercier Press; the RRP is €17.99 and the ISBN is 9781856359962. For more information about the book, click here.

Cloonee's Gender Imbalance!

Brenda Donohue meets Bernard Burke in Cloonee, in the parish of Partry in Mayo, to find out about the gender imbalance in the village - there are 22 girls under the age of 13 to only 5 boys!

Students Build Medieval Trebuchet

An e-mail came into the Mooney inbox last week from students in the D.I.T. Engineering Society, who told us that they are building a ‘trebuchet’. They explained that a trebuchet is a medieval siege weapon - a bit like a giant wooden catapult structure that could fling up to 350 pounds or about 140kg at the enemy.

Well this Wednesday, they will be launching the trebuchet - so we sent reporter Katriona McFadden up for a sneak preview! She talks to Imogen Ryan, Chairperson of the DIT Engineering Society, Project Manager Benny Roberts and Jeff Blake, who is Vice-Chair of the Engineering Society.

The launch is tomorrow, at 6pm, on the Grangegorman Campus in Dublin. The location will be signposted as you drive in. And the students will be launching watermelons and water balloons and can explain to anyone who’s interested all you ever wanted to know about the trebuchet!


Barry Roberts, Leah Mattimoe, Thomas Lerch (behind), Jennifer Daly (in front), Eogan Van Kampen, Padraig Fionn, Jeff Blake, Mark Nolan, Benny Roberts, Imogen Ryan

 

The Island Landscape

RTÉ Television, in association with Mooney, is currently producing a major new documentary series on the history of the Irish landscape. The series will tell the story of how our landscape was created after the last major climatic event – the end of the last Ice Age, over ten thousand years ago.  And we want your help! Would you like to contribute video towards the TV series? Click here to find out what we're looking for!

Today's Podcasts

Mooney's Tuesday Quiz
Moore Street: The Story Of Dublin's Market District
Cloonee Gender Imbalance
DIT Students To Launch Trebuchet!

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