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    Mooney Tunes Returns!     

    Mooney Tunes, the phenomenally successful Concert Series featuring the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, RTÉ presenter Derek Mooney, and the combined input of his many radio fans, will return to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in December, 2015.

    This will be the 12th installment of Mooney Tunes, which began in September 2009. In the intervening period, over the 11 concerts to date, as many as 18,000 people have been entertained, over 170 pieces of music have been featured, all performed by around 50 top-class performers and soloists, backed by the RTÉ Concert Orchestra.

    ‘A VERY MERRY MOONEY TUNES’ will take place on Monday, December 7th 2015, at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.  And for this show, we are encouraging fans to send us their musical suggestions along the theme of, "movies, musicals and magical memories!"

    We have never been short of magical stories from our audience, accompanying their suggestions for pieces to include in the Mooney Tunes programs. Whether it's a song that reminds you of a loved one, a particular soundtrack from your youth, a theme that evokes a particularly strong memory, let us know. And tell us your story!

    For further information, tune into the all-new The Mooney Show, every Saturday evening from 6pm until 7pm, from Saturday, September 12th on RTÉ Radio 1.

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!


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    Mooney Monday 4 February 2013



    Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment


    Kenya Experience

    The Building of Hope Project is a charity which last year built classrooms and dormitories for blind children in Mombasa, Kenya. The project brings volunteers from Ireland – bricklayers, plasterers, carpenters etc – for a week or 10 days to work on it’s projects.

    For more information visit the website

    Or contact Olive Halpin Tel +353 (0) 876994599 Fax +353 (0) 876994599


    Tubridy the Calf

    Nick and Elaine Flaven, dairy farmers in Youghal Cork are donating a calf to Youghal Cancer Support Centre for auction on, 25th Feb at Dungarvin Mart.


    Michael Winslow

    Michael Winslow joins Derek on today show, to talk about his current Irish tour. Michael is best known from his role as officer Officer Larvell Jones in the Police Academy series of movies. He is an extraordinary mimic, creating sounds as diverse as Barking dogs, Jets Roaring, squishing soggy sneakers, cellphone ringtones and screaming guitars.

    Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa Competition

    Located on the West Cork coast and overlooking two stunning beaches, Inchydoney Island is perfectly positioned for a relaxing getaway with picturesque surroundings that have to be seen to be truly appreciated.

    Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is giving one lucky Mooney Show listener the chance to win a luxurious two night stay for two people in a deluxe ocean-view room at the lavish four star retreat where they will enjoy breakfast on both mornings and indulge in a sumptuous five course meal on one evening in the award-winning Gulfstream restaurant surrounded by dramatic panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Guests will melt away as they are pampered with the invigorating Diamond & Gold Skin Revival Package, which includes a rose-hip oil and pure gold flake treatment that will leave your face, décolletage and hands revitalised and youthful.

    The Diamonds and Gold Package is available from March at €300 per person sharing on weekends and €280 per person sharing midweek.

    Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is located near Clonakilty, West Cork has been named Ireland’s Leading Spa Resort three times at the World Travel Awards and has been named in the Top 10 Hotels in Ireland and in the Top 25 Hotels for Service in Ireland by the 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards which are based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. For more information please visit or

    Hedgerows: It is an offence 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'. For more information, click here.

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


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