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    Mooney, Thursday November 20th 2014

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    On Mooney today...

    We have music and chat from The High King's Brian Murphy, take a fascinating behind-the-scenes guided tour of Temple St Hospital in Dublin, we ask you to give us your best limerick, to win a Clery's voucher for €1,463, and three listeners play Mooney's Thursday Quiz!

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    Clery's Limerick Competition

    Christmas is fast approaching and shoppers will soon be in full flight, snapping up all those stocking fillers and decorating homes with festive cheer.  

    You may remember on last Thursday’s show that Derek interviewed Sean Murphy from Retail Excellence Ireland, and this may surprise you, but this Christmas, the average household will spend up to €1,463 on Christmas, with at least €600 being spent on presents alone. 

    But here on Mooney we’re going to be taking care of one lucky listener’s entire Christmas spending! That's right - €1,463, the average household cost, is up for grabs on the show - which is guaranteed to give you and all your loved ones an absolutely fantastic Christmas, which we're sure none of you will ever forget!

    Tomorrow the iconic Clery’s Department Store in Dublin, which is historically the world’s very first department store, is celebrating one year since its grand re-opening - and it’s offering one listener a voucher worth €1,463 to spend as they wish, on any items whatsoever in its store on O’Connell Street - whether that’s gorgeous gifts such as beauty products, jewellery, fashion - or something special for the home, from furniture to electrical goods.  There will also be overnight accommodation in Dublin for two.

    And Abie Philbin Bowman is here in studio to tell you what you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this magnificent prize...

    Just complete a limerick using the following first line:

    One day under Clery's clock...

    Text your limerick to 51551, or e-mail mooney@rte.ie!

    ***THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED***

    Congratulations to our winner, Eamonn Regan from Dublin, who won with this Love/Hate inspired limerick:

    One day under Clery's clock
    King Nidge was cleaning his Glock
    Said Fran it's not funny
    You messed with my honey
    Now Nidgey for you it's tick tock

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    Brian Dunphy

    Brian Dunphy is a member of the High Kings, one of the country’s most successful and hardest working bands, and he joins Derek in studio this afternoon for a chat and a tune!

    Brian Dunphy (second from left) and The High Kings

    For more information on The High Kings, visit www.thehighkings.com.

    The High Kings tour dates are:

    27 November 2014 -- Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
    03 December 2014 -- University Concert Hall, Limerick
    05 December 2014 -- Mullingar Park Hotel, Mullingar
    11 December 2014 -- Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone
    12 December 2014 -- INEC, Killarney
    19 December 2014 -- Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
    21 December 2014 -- Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown
    27 December 2014 -- Glencarn Hotel, Castleblaney
    28 December 2014 -- Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny
    29 December 2014 -- Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen
    30 December 2014 -- Market Place Theatre, Armagh
    01 January 2015 -- Racket Hall, Roscrea
    02 January 2015 -- Millennium Forum, Derry
    03 January 2015 -- Europa Hotel, Belfast
    17 January 2015 -- Seapoint Ballroom, Galway
    18 January 2015 -- Canal Court, Newry
    23 January 2015 -- Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield
    24 January 2015 -- Theatre Royal, Waterford
    29 January 2015 -- Opera House, Cork
    31 January 2015 -- Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Carlow
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    Behind The Scenes At Temple Street Hospital

    A very special book arrived in our post in the last few days.  It's called Temple Street Children's Hospital: An Illustrated History and it's by Barry Kennerk.

    Barry is a bit of a history buff.  In fact we interviewed him on Moore Street a couple of years ago when he brought out a book about Moore Street.

    But he has a real insight into Temple Street as he works there as an administrator and archivist.

    He sees the thousands of parents and children who pass through the doors of Temple Street each year and knew there would be great interest in recording some of the stories of this historic Dublin hospital.

    So when our reporter Katriona McFadden rang him, he invited her to come and meet him at the hospital and offered to show her all sorts of nooks and crannies that the general public don't get to see!

    The book is published by New Island Books, and the RRP is €24.99. The ISBN is 978-1-84840-389-5. For more information, visit www.newisland.ie/product/temple-street-hospital-an-illustrated-history.

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    Panto Update

    It is that time of year again! Oh yes it is!! It is the time of spectacular stage sets, glorious and elaborate costumes, over the top make up and children of all ages singing along.  It is that panto time of year when the audience gets to shout back at the performers!

    Songs, slapstick comedy and dancing, boys dressing as girls and girls dressing as boys, combining topical humour with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale. 

    It's panto time!

    It may have begun in ancient Greece but the modern Pantomime has been passed down from the Mummers Plays of Middle Ages England and the Commedia Dell Arte tradition of 17th Century Italy.

    There are many big budget pantos in the established theatres in towns and cities but up and down the country there are also hundreds of pantos with casts of thousands as someone from every family has a part to play in entertaining the community.

    So tell us about yours – where is the show, when is it and why is it unique?  Does it have a delirious dame, a sparkling script, or an undiscovered diva?  Let us know by e-mailing mooney@rte.ie, and we will list the pantos from around the country!

    Please make sure to include the following information:

    - Name of panto
    - Location where panto will be performed
    - Name of panto group/ dramatic society/ performers featuring in the panto
    - Dates the panto will be performed
    - Ticket prices
    - Phone number / e-mail address / website that our listeners can go to for further information, or to book tickets

    It is that time of year again! Oh yes it is!! It is the time of spectacular stage sets, glorious and elaborate costumes, over the top make up and children of all ages singing along.  It is that panto time of year when the audience gets to shout back at the performers!

    Songs, slapstick comedy and dancing, boys dressing as girls and girls dressing as boys, combining topical humour with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale. 

    It's panto time!

    It may have begun in ancient Greece but the modern Pantomime has been passed down from the Mummers Plays of Middle Ages England and the Commedia Dell Arte tradition of 17th Century Italy.

    There are many big budget pantos in the established theatres in towns and cities but up and down the country there are also hundreds of pantos with casts of thousands as someone from every family has a part to play in entertaining the community.

    So tell us about yours – where is the show, when is it and why is it unique?  Does it have a delirious dame, a sparkling script, or an undiscovered diva?  Let us know by e-mailing mooney@rte.ie, and we will list the pantos from around the country!

    Please make sure to include the following information:

    - Name of panto
    - Location where panto will be performed
    - Name of panto group/ dramatic society/ performers featuring in the panto
    - Dates the panto will be performed
    - Ticket prices
    - Phone number / e-mail address / website that our listeners can go to for further information, or to book tickets

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    Mooney's Thursday Quiz

    It's Mooney, it's Thursday, so it must be Mooney's Thursday Quiz! And as usual, we have a fantastic prize up for grabs... 

    Today's prize marks the latest Irish Landmark Trust Raffle, which they run every year to raise much-needed funds, details of which can be found at www.irishlandmark.com.

    And the Irish Landmark Trust are giving the Mooney quiz winner a two-night stay at the lovely Loop Light keeper's Cottage in Kilbaha, Co Clare (on the Wild Atlantic Way).

    Loop sleeps 5 people, the prize is valid all year round and there is no restriction as to when it can be taken (so either weekend or mid-week). For more information, visit www.irishlandmark.com/property/loop-head-lightkeepers-house.

    Runners-up today will get a copy of Family Business; A Survival Guide by Kieran McCarthy, and everyone who takes part in the quiz will get a Mooney PRIDE watch!

    Bring Someone Home For Christmas Competition

    Mooney is teaming up with Bank of Ireland Foreign Exchange to bring someone home for Christmas!

    It's your chance to make this Christmas extra special by bringing home that loved one from abroad. Maybe it's a family member, maybe it's a friend - whoever it is we want to know about them, and you.

    Bank of Ireland Foreign Exchange believe that behind every international payment there is something more personal.

    How to enter:

    Just tell us what it would mean to you to have your loved one home for Christmas. Tell us your story, a bit about yourself, and tell us who your special person is. Let us know where they are, and tell us about your connection to them, and how much it would mean to you to have them home for Christmas.

    To enter and find out more about the competition, visit the Bank of Ireland Foreign Exchange website by going to www.bankofireland.com/home-for-christmas.

    Make sure that you include contact numbers both for the person you would like to bring home, and for yourself.

    The closing date for entries is Saturday, December 6th.

    RTÉ Competition terms and conditions apply - for more on these, visit www.rte.ie/about/en/serving-our-audience/2012/0222/291673-competition-voting-terms-conditions.

    This is competition is also subject to the specific terms and conditions available on www.bankofireland.com/fs/doc/wysiwyg/competition-rules-personal-social-media-campaign-5th-november-home-for-christmas.pdf.

    Tickets For Mooney Tunes 11 On Sale

    ***UPDATE - ONLY 50 TICKETS NOW REMAIN - GET YOURS QUICK BEFORE THEY ALL GO!***

    Here on RTÉ Radio 1, every Christmas since 2010 has seen the broadcast of a very special concert: our annual feast of festive fun - our Christmas Mooney Tunes! There is something about having these shows around the Christmas period that allows us to put on a real celebration.

    Our Christmas concert this year, Mooney Tunes 11, will take place at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, on the evening of Sunday, December 21st, just four days before Christmas Day. So what better way than to wind down the clock with a great concert, full of variety, full of talent, in the company of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Mr. Derek Mooney?!

    Tickets for the concert are now on sale! To be sure of getting your tickets, head down to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre or contact Ticketmaster now!

    The date: Sunday, December 21st 2014
    The venue:
     Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin
    The time:
     8pm (doors at 7pm)
    To book tickets:
     visit the box office of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, or book via Ticketmaster (call 0818 719 377 or click here)

    MOONEY TUNES CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 

    TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE
    24hr Bookings: 0818 719 377
    Group Bookings Tel: 01 677 7770
    www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie

    The phenomenally popular MOONEY TUNES is back with a Christmas special! The show will run for one night only on Sunday, December 21st at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

    Join Derek Mooney as he celebrates the best of Irish talent in this light-hearted, rollercoaster night of Christmas entertainment with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra and a bucket-load of stellar guests.
    Prepare for an abundance of laughs, cheers and, above all, surprises. The line-up includes Jack L., Rebecca Storm, Camille O'Sullivan, John Molloy and Máire Flavin, and with more to be announced at a later date this is set to be the best Mooney Tunes yet!

    As always, MOONEY TUNES is programmed by you, for you. As Derek says, "...the best thing about MOONEY TUNES is you never know what's coming next!"

    Brought to you by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra in association with RTÉ Radio 1's MOONEY.

    Tickets are now on sale from the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre box office, or through Ticketmaster. Tickets cost from €10.

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    The Mooney Christmas Party

    June Rodgers is a comedienne, actress and singer, playing a myriad of fantastic characters and slipping from one to the other with effortless ease - whether that's the dreaded Jacinta O'Brien or Oliver Bond, 'the Spy who Loafed Me'. She's also the ultimate Panto Queen!

    Yesterday, June helped us launch the Mooney Christmas Party, where she will be performing her own show at the Red Cow Moran Hotel (for more information on the show, visit www.junerodgers.net).

    June's Chrismas Show will include twenty costume changes, twenty people working on the show, including seven dancers and musical directors.  It's going to be a celebration of the 1990s, with music from the Spice Girls, Take That, Boyzone, Britney Spears and Kylie.

    And we want you to celebrate the Christmas season with us!

    Mooney's Christmas Party Launch

    It's early November, we're only just over the Hallowe'en festivities and you want to talk about Christmas, or to be specific Christmas parties.

    Well, Mooney and The Red Cow Moran Hotel will host a Christmas party for those with no party to go too.

    The Mooney Christmas Party will take place on Thursday, December 4th in the Moran Red Cow Hotel. We are inviting 40 Mooney listeners to the Christmas party.

    - It will begin with a champagne reception
    - And be followed by a 5-course meal with fine wine
    - The you'll enjoy the June Rogers Christmas show
    - And if you have the stamina for it - a disco!

    How to enter:

    The prize is for 10 groups with four people each in each group.  

    You must call or e-mail Mooney and tell us why you have no party to go too and deserve to go to this one.

    Also tell us who you’d bring and why.

    Rules

    You must be over 18 years

    Make your own way to and from The Red Cow Moran Hotel

    Make sure to include your contact details.

    Closing date for Friday November 14th

    Singles Night Out!

    We are organising a singles night out for our listeners who are over 35! The where and when is still being finalised, but if you are interested in joining in the fun, then send us an e-mail! Let us know your age, gender, and if you are single. You must be available to travel to the venue at your own expense. Please send your e-mail to mooney@rte.ie, with the subject line 'Singles Night Out'. And keep listening for further information!

    Hedgerows and the Law

    Hedgerows in Ireland form important features in maintaining wildlife diversity and in establishing wildlife "corridors", particularly for birds. The commonest nesting birds found in hedgerows such as wrens, dunnocks, robin and willow warblers depend entirely on insects during the Summer months. In general untrimmed, thorned hedgerows containing species such as blackthorn, whitethorn and holly are favoured by birds as they provide ample food and also serve as a protection against predators.

    Section 40 of the Wildlife Act, 1976, as amended by Section 46 of the 2000 Act, provides protection for hedgerows by providing that it shall be an offence for a person to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy hedgerows on uncultivated land during the nesting season from 1 March to 31 August, subject to certain exceptions. It is important that, where possible, necessary work to hedgerows is carried out outside this period.

    It is possible in most cases to schedule and carry out necessary work to hedgerows outside this period. The legislation makes provision for works (other than road or other construction works) to be carried out for reasons of public health and safety under the authority of any Minister or a body established by statute that lead to the destruction of vegetation. There is also a provision to enable the Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government to request from the relevant Minister or body details of any such works together with a statement of the public health and safety factors involved.

    It shall not be an offence to destroy vegetation in the ordinary course of agriculture or forestry. Also it shall not be illegal to destroy vegetation while preparing or clearing a site for lawful building or construction works.

    It is the policy of the Minister to prosecute for offences under section 40 of the Wildlife Acts 1976 and 2000 and successful prosecutions have been taken under this section in recent years. Members of the public are encouraged to contact their local wildlife ranger and report instances where hedgerows are being destroyed during the prohibited period.

    To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.

    To follow us on Twitter, use the handle @MooneyShow.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE

    Please DO NOT send any live, dead or skeletal remains of any creature whatsoever to Mooney Goes Wild.

    If you find an injured animal or bird, please contact the National Parks & Wildlife Service on 1890 20 20 21, or BirdWatch Ireland, on 01 281-9878, or visit www.irishwildlifematters.ie

     

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