***MOONEY GOES WILD NOMINATED FOR ROSE D'OR AWARD!!***
The prestigious annual Rose D'Or Awards (now in their 55th year) honour the very best of international radio, TV and online entertainment programmes, and they will take place later this year. Over 400 programmes from more than 130 broadcasters and production companies in 33 different countries were submitted for this year’s Rose d’Or awards. For the first time, a new competition category, 'Radio Event Of The Year' was created. We entered European Dawn Chorus in this category, and we're absolutely delighted to let you know that we're one of the final nominees!! And another programme from the Mooney team, called A Very Merry Mooney Tunes, has been shortlisted in the Radio - Music Show category! Click here to read more about the 2016 Rose D'Or Finalists, and click here to relive - and re-listen to - all the beautiful Dawn Chorus birdsong from right across Europe.
Brenda Donohue meets the motorcyclists who provide a life saving service for hospitals, Ramona Nicholas tells us about her investments in Dragons' Den and we’re looking for three players for our Monday quiz...
Join the Mooney Goes Wild team on Sunday, May 5th 2013, from 00:00 - 06:00, for the Annual Dawn Chorus from Cuskinny Marsh Nature Reserve in Cobh, Co. Cork.
The documentaries that will be broadcast during Dawn Chorus are:
00:00 - 01:00 Carl Linnaeus
01:00 - 02:00 The American Alligator
02:00 - 03:00 The Black-tailed Godwit
03:00 - 04:00 Rainforests of Costa Rica
For more information about the Dawn Chorus, click here.
Unusual Bird Nest Sites!
We will be launching Nestwatch 2013 very shortly, and many of you have contacted us to tell us about the strange places that you have found birds nesting! So we want to find out about the most unusual nest sites in the country! Please send in your photos by e-mail to email@example.com, and we'll put them up on the website! This is not a competition, and there aren't any prizes, but we will credit your photos!
MOONEY'S EUROVISION MELODIES
In advance of the 58th Eurovision Song Contest (May 14th – 18th, Malmö, Sweden), indulge your Eurovision fever with Derek and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra!
Mooney's Eurovision Melodies will take place in the Main Auditorium at the National Concert Hall on Thursday, May 9th at 8pm, and joining the RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be Eurovision legends Niamh Kavanagh, Paul Harrington and more...
A nostalgic celebration of the heady days of Ireland’s past success in Eurovision and in anticipation of future glory (!), the programme will include What’s Another Year?, In Your Eyes, Volare, Rock’n’Roll Kids ... and there may be a few surprises!
Prices range from €13.50 to €39.50, and there is a 10% discount for groups of 10 or more. To book, click here or call the NCH Box Office on 01 417-0000.
Secrets Of The Irish Landscape
Next month, a new three-part series examines the changing geology of the island of Ireland.
16,000 years ago, Ireland was a land covered in ice, uninhabitable to both humans and animals. So how did Ireland go from being a frozen country to the green and pleasant land of today? In this new series, Derek Mooney pieces together the clues to uncover the Secrets Of The Irish Landscape...
Secrets Of The Irish Landscape starts on Sunday, May 5th at 18:30 on RTÉ One.
Click here to view the series trailer:
FOLLOW-UP: Neonicotinoids Linked To Dwindling Bee Populations In Europe
Philip McCabe, Public Relations Office with the Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Associations and President of the European Commission for Apimondia, joins us with the latest...
If you were watching Dragons' Den last night, you might have been overcome by a wave of positivity about the future of Irish business.
Last night's programme was a special episode, entitled Junior Dragons' Den, and it featured a seriously impressive array of business talent, all of whom were actually school-going children!
One of the Dragons in the Den was Ramona Nicholas, a woman who takes a lot of impressing! But last night, two young girls stepped up to the plate in real style.
Aine Murray, aged 13, and Kaitlin Murray, aged 14, both students from North Dublin, went down a treat with Ramona, as they presented their ecostyle bags. Ramona joins Derek and Brenda in studio today to tell us why she wasn't just impressed, but was kicking herself that she hadn't come up with the idea herself!