Monday, October 8th 2012

On today's Mooney, with Aonghus McAnally,

Brenda surprises a teenage listener from Mullingar as she meets her favourite performers, we have advice for couples whose relationship is ending and we’re looking for three players for our Monday quiz!

Win €1000 with Mooney's Money!

Today, you can win €1000 - just answer a simple question by phone or text for your chance to win. Click here to find out today's question...

Lipdub For Big Music Week!

Next Monday, October 15th, sees the start of RTÉ's Big Music Week, Ireland's biggest, most varied, most accessible music festival! To celebrate and launch the event, a Libdub was filmed in the grounds of RTÉ - a spectacular, one-take video with groups and stars lip-syncing to Brewing Up A Storm - click below to be amazed!

 

Meeting Eurovision Heroes

Some of the biggest names in Eurovision history and the Irish entertainment are set to take to the stage this week for a show called Best Of Eurovision: Ireland's Winners. Nearly all seven of our winners are performing and for one seventeen year old young woman from Mullingar, it’s going to be a special occasion.

Brenda meets Emma Kiernan to treat her one very special surprise... For more information about the show, which starts in Dublin's Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this Thursday, October 11th, click here.

Rare Sighting Of American Birds In Ireland

In the last week, there have been two extremely rare sightings of birds from the American continent in Ireland. The Eastern King Bird was spotted on Inis Mor last Friday, and the Belted Kingfisher was spotted in Connemara on Saturday, for the first time since 1985. Eric Dempsey, from the Birds Of Ireland News Service, joins Aonghus on the line to explain how significant these sightings are...

Living With Separation

Many songs have been written about breaking up, separating and divorcing. But the mournful melodies often don’t tally with the anger, the frustration, and the heartbreak that a split can cause. On your wedding day you dream about spending the rest of your life with your loved one - but as the months and years pass you may grow to actually detest the sight of one another and decide to call it a day. But how do you figure out finances and family with someone you don’t want to be in the same room as?

Living With Separation And Divorce
Living With Separation And Divorce

Well a new book can help. It’s called Living With Separation And Divorce, and it’s written by mediator Fiona McAuslan (with Peter Nicholson), who joins Aonghus in studio today. If you are having relationship problems, perhaps contemplating breaking-up, and have any questions for Fiona you can text them to 51551, e-mail mooney@rte.ie or call 1850 715 900, between 3 and 4 today... For more information, visit www.livingwithseparation.com/.

Mooney's Monday Quiz

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

It’s a two-night fishing and golf weekend break, and it’s for two people sharing one room in the 4-star Carton House Hotel in Maynooth in Co Kildare.

Carton House has year-round access to trout and pike in its lake and to celebrate that your prize includes: breakfast on both mornings of your stay, dinner on an evening of your choice in the award-winning Linden Tree restaurant, a day of FISHING on the Saturday and a round of GOLF for two on the Sunday. So action-packed! You can find more details on Carton House offers on www.cartonhouse.com.

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.

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

Meeting Eurovision Heroes
Rare Sighting Of American Birds In Ireland
Living With Separation
Mooney's Monday Quiz

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