Mooney, Wednesday October 9th 2013
***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.
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On Mooney today...
Comedian Alan Shortt joins Marty for a chat, we speak to the former RTÉ journalist who now lives in one of Brazil's many poor and dangerous suburbs, and we reveal which school in Munster has won a year's supply of electricity!
Most of us are familiar with Alan Shortt’s satirical sketch show Bull Island, broadcast on RTÉ in the late 1990s. But what you may not know about this actor, comedian, presenter and now public speaking coach, is that he has had a tough few years. He joins Marty in studio today to talk us through the ups and downs of showbiz - tells us about his new passion in life...
Alan's company is called Media Skills Ireland.
Book On Brazil As Gaelige by Alex Hijmans
Alex Hijmans is a Dutch journalist, who lived in Ireland, wrote and spoke as Gaelige, and has now made his home in Brazil! Now he's briefly back in Ireland to launch his new book, which tells the story of his newly adopted homeland in a hundred photographs and a hundred short essays... in Irish.
Brasil will of course host the 2014 World Cup next year, and Rio de Janeiro will stage the Olympic Games in 2016. The country is emerging as a new superpower, with the sixth biggest economy in the world. From the football to the samba to the beauty of the Pantanal and Amazon, this huge country is rich in variety, all beautifully portrayed in Splancanna Ó Shaol Eile.
For more information about Splancanna Ó Shaol Eile, by Alex Hijmans, click here.
Alex will be lecturing at the IMRAM Irish Language Literature Festival on Wednesday, October 16th at 6pm. The venue is Cois Tealaigh: 46, Kildare St, Dublin.
Fuel Your School - Munster Winner!
It's Wednesday, and it's Day Three of our Fuel Your School competition finals, in association with Electric Ireland and Green Star. On Monday, Terry Flanagan revealed the Connaught winner. Yesterday, it was Ulster, and Richard Collins reported back from Letterkenny, in County Donegal.
Today, it's time to reveal which school has the best green credentials in Munster. And who better to make that judgement then Ireland's best loved botanist, President of the Tree Council of Ireland, and regular Friday panellist on Mooney Goes Wild: the one and only Eanna ni Lamhna.
And the winner is: Ardfert Central National School, just north of Tralee, in County Kerry! The principal of the school is Betty Stack, and today Eanna went to meet Betty and the pupils of Ardfert...