Thursday, February 16th 2012
On Mooney this afternoon,
Mooney is on tour today, as we're live from the Set Theatre in Kilkenny, in association with Flora pro.activ. We hear about George Clooney's Kilkenny roots, and we meet the woman in the green dress. Colette McGahern tells us why she won't be seen out without her favoruite item of clothing!
Paul Malone - Live!
Regular listeners to Mooney will know that, over the past few weeks, we have been running the Mooney unofficial World Record attempt for “The-Most-Jokes-Told-In-One-Minute”. Various comedians, such as June Rodgers, Syl Fox, Conal Gallen, even our own Paul G had a go – the list goes on and on... but at the very top of the comedian is Paul Malone, who joins Derek and the audience live in Kilkenny. He wows our audience with his song If Michael O'Leary Was Taoiseach. To view our Jokes Leaderboard, and to listen back to the various attempts at breaking the record, click here...
George Clooney's Kilkenny Roots
Did you know that the man most often voted the world's most handsome man has his roots in Kilkenny? Nicholas Clooney, George's great-great-grandfather, was born in Tullahought - that's according to historian Gabriel Murray, who explains the history of the Clooney family to Derek and the audience in Kilkenny...
We've live music from the fabulous Ireland Unlimited barbershop choir, who perform the music from the George Clooney movie One Fine Day, and I Don't Want To Walk (at the end of the show). On Saturday February 18th, Ireland Unlimited are performing in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise in a concert in aid of Rhuhama. Tickets are on sale at the Dunamaise Theatre. And in March, the choir fly to Spain to compete in the Spanish Association's International Barbershop Competitions. Good luck to them! For more information about the choir, visit www.ireland-unlimited.org
Mooney's Magic Moment
Today, we congratulate Special Needs Assistant Deirdre Gannon as the recipient of Mooney's Magic Moment!
Aine Gannon, Joe O'Loughlin and Betty O'Connor play our quiz live in Kilkenny today...
Colette's Green Dress!
Colette McGahern, from Cavan, visits the Set Theatre in her infamous green dress! Click here to view the Youtube clip of Colette Irish dancing in her green dress.
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