Mooney/ Mooney Goes Wild

    Monday-Friday, 3 - 4.30pm


    Friday 22nd August

    Thursday 21st August

    Shower Singing & Taylors Cabaret

    Our guest singer in Derek's shower today is legendary cabaret star Noel V. Ginnity. He joins us in studio with Wicklow's West End leading man Rob Vickers, and producer Stuart O'Connor, who chat about the Taylors Three Rock cabaret that all are involved in. And we ask you to hit the high note of Bring Him Home!

    Christmas In August

    When is the earliest you start planning for Christmas? When do you think about decorating the house? From tomorrow, Brown Thomas will open their Christmas shop, so Brenda went along to meet Edel Woods, Christmas buyer for Brown Thomas...

    Wednesday 20th August

    Thirsty Animals & Pet Queries

    What's the right amount of water to give your pet? Can you give too much? Shoudl you allow your pets to drink other liquids? What happens if pets dehydrate? And is it ok for dogs to drink from the toilet?! For the answers to these and more, we're joined in studio by Andrew Byrne, from BrayVet...

    Hello Jerry!

    This Friday and Saturday, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra pay homage to the music of Jerry Herman at the National Concert Hall in Dublin. Herman composed Hello, Dolly!, Mame, La Cage Aux Folles, Mack & Mabel and more, and from Hello Dolly, we hear the RTÉCO performing 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes'...

    Looking For A Blue Rinse

    Once upon a time, the blue rinse was de rigeur for sophisticated pensioners. But is it still as popular? Brenda Donohue visits the D11 Hair Salon in Finglas to find out...

    Mooney's Singers In The Shower & June Rodgers

    Our singing in the shower competition continues; today we're joined by comedienne June Rodgers, for a tune and a chat!

    Tuesday 19th August

    The Journey's On Us

    Brenda reveals who are the successful applicants of the Irish Rail-Mooney free group rail travel, 'The Journey's On Us', and meets one of those groups, Crosscare...

    Mooney's Tuesday Quiz

    Three listeners attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a weekend break to the Galway Bay Hotel...

    The Ice Bucket Challenge

    Have you heard all about the ice bucket challenge that's sweeping the world? Brenda explains what it's all about...

    Mooney's Singers In The Shower & Brian Kennedy

    Our singing in the shower competition continues; today we're joined by singer Brian Kennedy, for a tune and a chat!

    Monday 18th August

    Litter In Ireland

    Today, Irish Business Against Litter released the findings from their latest litter survey; for more, we are joined in studio by spokesman Conor Horgan...

    Derek Rides With The PSNI

    On Saturday, Derek ended up in the back of a PSNI Land Rover Tangi in Belfast. Why? Take a listen!

    Mooney's Singers In The Shower & Rory Cowan

    Our singing in the shower competition continues; today we're joined by guest performer Rory Cowan (aka Rory in Mrs. Browne's Boys), for a tune and a chat!

    Friday 15th August

    The Big Wind Debate!

    In a special debate on wind energy and turbines, Derek is joined in studio by Paula Byrne (PRO of Wind Aware Ireland), Kevin O'Rourke (Head of Low Carbon Technologies Unit at SEAI), Dr. Michael Connolly (Environmental Consultant and former lecturer who opposes wind farms) and Kenneth Matthews (CEO of the Irish Wind Energy Association)...

    Thursday 14th August

    Saving Water

    As we all know, water charges are on the way. But who has to pay? How much? Is anyone exempt? Can we read our own meters? And how will it work if you live in an apartment? To answer these and more of your questions, we're joined in studio by Elizabeth Arnett, Head of Communications and Corporate Services with Irish Water...

    Mooney's Singers In The Shower

    Our singing in the shower competition continues; today we're joined by guest performer soprano Celine Byrne, and by listeners Patricia Sharkey, Alan Howard and Majella Peelo, who all have a go singing in Derek's shower!

    Wednesday 13th August

    Womens Rugby World Cup

    Derek chats to Brenda who is live from Eldons bar in Clonmel with the fans gathered to with this evenings semi final - Michael Corcoran talks to Derek from the Stad Jean Bouin in Paris

    Peregrine falcon illegally shot in Co Wexford

    Peregrine falcon illegally shot in Co Wexford - Niall Hatch and Dominic Berridge join Derek

    Tuesday 12th August

    Glasnevin Cemetery

    Last week on this programme we spoke to Stephen Nimmo, who is Managing Director of the Chester Pearce Funeral Service in Bournemouth in the United Kingdom about having a digital bar code engraved on your headstone - Would such QR bar codes take off in Ireland? Michele Browne went up to Glasnevin cemetery where she spoke to tour guide Conor Dodd

    Mary Byrne

    Mary Byrne drops in to have chat and catch up with Derek.

    Ronnie Drew - Crane

    John Nolan, owner of the company wanted to pay tribute to Ronnie, so it was his idea to commission a portrait and put it on the crane. Brenda put on her hard hat and met him

    Monday 11th August

    A Pair of Terns on a Yacht

    About 6 weeks ago we got a call from Ronnie Wilson from Dun Laoghaire. Ronnie and his friend Michael Lennon sail from the local yacht club and they discovered a pair of terns had laid two eggs on their boat, the Síofra, and were starting to incubate them. Ronnie got in touch, wanting to know what he should do and we sent our reporter, Terry Flanagan out to investigate.

    Mooneys Monday Quiz

    It's Monday so it must be time for Mooneys Monday Quiz.... Todays Prize includes a Two Night stay at the Tinakilly County House co Wicklow with Full Irish Breakfast and an evening meal

    Crystal Swing

    Crystal Swing join Derek in Studio for a catch up and help Derek launch the Singing in the shower competition

    Friday 8th August

    Decoding Birdsong

    Scientists have developed a highly advanced bird song decoder, which, they claim, can automatically identify the call of a vast variety of birds. To tell us more, Dr. Dan Stowell, Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London, joins us from the BBC Western House studio in London...

    Creedon’s Weather: Four Seasons In One Day

    'Creedon’s Weather: Four Seasons In One Day ' is a new three-part series which begins this Sunday on RTÉ 1 at 18:30. The series looks at the recent extremes of hot and cold and wet weather we have been having in recent years. To explain more, we are joined from RTÉ's Cork studio today by presenter John Creedon, and in studio in Donnybrook by Ger Fleming, Head of Weather Forecasting Division at Met Éireann.

    Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show - Aga Khan

    The 2014 Dublin Horse Show began on Wednesday, and will continue until Sunday, August 10th. The Aga Khan Trophy is the highlight of the week, and we have live coverage of the Trophy throughout the programme this afternoon, with RTÉ's Brendan McArdle...

    Thursday 7th August

    Behind The Scenes At St. James' Hospital

    In the final of three reports from St. James' Hospital in Kilmainham, Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh continues to look around the largest academic hospital in Dublin...

    QR Codes For Headstones

    Stephen Nimmo, Managing Director of the Chester Pearce Funeral Service in Bournemouth, tells us about why and how he can offer QR codes on headstones...

    Basiani Georgian Choir

    We have live music this afternoon from the Georgian men's choir Basiani, who perform ahead of their concert at St. Canice's tomorrow night, as part of the Kilkenny Arts Festival...

    2015 Eurovision Song Contest To Be Held In Vienna

    Last night, it was announced that the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in the Austrian capital, Vienna. For more on this, we're joined in studio by our very own EuroGuru, Paul G. Sheridan!

    Wednesday 6th August

    Behind The Scenes At St. James' Hospital

    In the second of three reports from St. James' Hospital in Dublin, Bláthnaid ni Chofaigh continues to look around the largest academic hospital in Dublin, where she finds out more about the falls and gastroenterology departments...

    George Hamilton

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup Final seems so long ago now. For RTÉ, George Hamilton described the moment that the whole of Germany will treasure for a very long time – their footballers lifting the World Cup last month. He's in studio today to chat about life, work, and his memories of the World Cup.

    Tuesday 5th August

    Mooney's Tuesday Quiz

    Three listeners attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a two-night break at the 4* McWilliam Park Hotel in Claremorris, Co. Mayo!

    Wildlife Photographer Of The Year Exhibition

    Mooney Goes Wild reporter Terry Flanagan met up with Eamonn Kennedy, organizer of the NHM London-BBC Wildlife Photographer Of The Year exhibition, which has come to Ireland for the first time...

    Behind The Scenes At St. James' Hospital

    In the first of three reports from St. James' Hospital in Dublin, Bláthnaid ni Chofaigh takes a look around the X-ray department...

    Redhead Convention & Rua Quartet

    To celebrate the Irish Redhead Convention, we're joined in the RTÉ Cork studio by Event Organiser Joleen Cronin, and by Niamh Damery, one quarter of the redhead string quartet Rua, who perform Rondo In G by Mozart...

    Friday 1st August

    New Amazon Tribe Discovered

    Footage has emerged in the last few hours of indigenous people in Brazil, who may well be members of one of the 70 odd tribes in the Amazon rainforest that have never had previous contact with the outside world. Chris Terrill is a British anthropologist, adventurer, author and filmmaker, and he joins Derek on the line to explain more about the tribe...

    NestWatch 2014: Herring Gulls

    On Tuesday, June 3rd, two of the three Herring Gull eggs on the roof of Stage 7 in RTÉ hatched, and our two young chicks have been keeping listeners entertained and enthralled with their development over the last two months. This afternoon, Niall Hatch, who is Development Officer with BirdWatch Ireland, has joined us with a major update on our young Gull chicks...

    Centenary Of World War One

    As part of 'WWI 100 Years', RTÉ has produced new events and content to mark the 100 years since the start of the World War 1. This Sunday, August 3rd, RTÉ Radio 1's programming continues from 20:00 - 21:30 with the Drama On One plays Echoes From The Front, and Signpost To The City, with Joan Sheehy.

    Taster Of Mooney Tunes 10

    Mooney Tunes 10, our 'Best Of' Mooney Tunes concert, was recorded at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on June 13th, and will be broadcast this Bank Holiday Monday, August 4th. We bring you a small sample today...

    California Deserts Masterplan

    The deserts in California form an area bigger than Ireland, and now for the first time, a plan is being formed to get the most from the deserts. Irishman Leslie Barrett is at the heart of it; he's Founder and President of Celtic Energy, and he was recently appointed a representative of the renewable energy industry on the California Desert District Advisory Council. He joins us in studio to explain what that entails...

    Fighting The Ebola Virus

    The Ebola virus has killed more than 700 people in West Africa, in what is one of the worst outbreaks in history. What exactly is Ebola? To explain more, Derek is joined in studio this afternoon by Dr Kingston Mills, Professor of Experimental Immunology at Trinity College...

    Follow-Up: Hogweed, Hawkmoths & White Rook

    We start the programme by chatting to Richard Collins and Eanna ni Lamhna about hogweed, elephant hawkmoths and a photo sent in to us by listener John Curran of a bird that he would like us to identify...

    Thursday 31st July

    Dr Liam Lysaght's Wild Ireland Tour

    Over the next month, Dr. Liam Lysaght, director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford, will cycle through fourteen of Ireland's counties to find out more about Ireland's wildlife. He joins us this afternoon from RTÉ's Waterford studio to explain why...

    Dublin Bay Cruises

    This morning, our reporter Bláthnaid ni Chofaigh went cruising around Dublin - literally! Dublin Bay Cruises sail once a day from Dun Laoghaire, Howth and Dublin City Centre, seven days a week. Bláthnaid hopped on board to find out more about the cruises...

    Annual Congress Of The International Garden Centres Association

    Rachel Doyle, MD of the Arboretum Garden Centre in Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow and President of the International Garden Centres Association, tells us about the Annual Congress Of The International Garden Centres Association, to be held in Ireland for the first time, and how plants can make people more productive workers...

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