Mooney Goes Wild

    Sunday, 10pm-11pm, RTÉ Radio 1

    ***To visit The Mooney Show website, click here!***

    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!


    Twitter: @naturerte

    Mooney, Wednesday October 16th 2013


    On Mooney today, with Marty Morrissey...

    Marty's special guest is Kerry footballer Tomás Ó Sé, as he brings down the curtain on his inter-county career. Brenda Donohue catches up with a bunch of Swiss students - the latest winners of our Journey's On Us initiative. And we introduce you to rising star Hannah Roddy - the young girl from Ratoath with the BIG voice!


    The Journey's On Us: Swiss Students

    Mooney has hooked up with Irish Rail for their "The Journey's On Us" initiative. This is where 100 groups of up to 50 people per group will receive a free return rail journey to anywhere in the country. We particularly like this initiative as it allows voluntary, sports and charity groups to have a fun day out and not one that will break the bank.

    ALL the winners been chosen and throughout the summer, many groups have been availing of their prize and travelling the Irish Rail Network, having a fun day out.

    Recently, our reporter Brenda Donohue met a group of students from Switzerland who won a return trip from Dublin to Belfast... They were led by Palmerstown woman Denise Kelly, and Brenda met Denise and the students at 8am in Connolly Station, before they boarded the train for Belfast...


    Study On Living Near Airports

    You might think that living near the airport has its advantages - for instance, you’re always only a short taxi fare away from a spontaneous weekend break! However, a new study claims that living in the vicinity of an airport can have negative effects, and can even lead to greater risk of heart disease and stroke.

    Audrey Donohue joins Marty in studio today to explain more...


    Singer Hannah Roddy, Aged 11

    On Saturday night, Marty was at a Strictly Come Dancing fundraising event in Croke Park, trying to raise a few bob for St Maur’s GAA Club. And, after the interval, a singer took to the stage who was simply AMAZING!!

    Her name is Hannah Roddy, she's from Ratoath in County Meath, and when she was only nine, she sang Imelda May’s Johnny Got A Boom Boom on The Late Late Toy Show!

    Fast forward two years, and today Hannah Roddy and her mum Maebh Roddy, join Marty and Brenda in studio today!

    And if you'd like to hear more of Hannah, she will be singing at a fashion show in Trim Castle tomorrow for the charity 'Aoibheann's Pink Tie', which a Dad set up after his little girl died of cancer. She will also appear at the Liberty Hall concert on Saturday night and then her panto at Christmas.


    Tomás Ó Sé

    "The raiding Ó Sé" - Tomás Ó Sé, of course - is one of the greatest defenders that Gaelic Football has produced. He has five All-Ireland winning medals to show for a fifteen-year career in the green and gold of Kerry! Tomás Ó Sé decided to hang up his boots earlier this month, and he’s in our Cork studio today for a chat...


    Gaelic For Mothers

    Staying with Marty's favourite topic, Gaelic Games, have you heard of the G4M? It sounds a bit like the 'G8', but it’s an altogether different sort of summit!

    G4M stands for Gaelic For Mothers, and this Saturday 1,000 GAA-mad Mums will convene on the Naomh Mearnóg Club in Portmarnock for their annual 'national blitz'.

    The Mums represent 83 clubs from 20 different counties and it is one of the highlights of the Ladies Football Calendar.

    Grandmother Sally Geraghty, from Oranmore in Co. Galway, will be playing on Saturday and she is on the line today to tell us more about it...

    For more information about Gaelic4Mothers & Others (or G4M+0 as it's sometimes called), then click here to read a booklet all about the initiative!

    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.


    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

    If you require a CD copy of this programme please e-mail  Transfer fees and terms and conditions apply.

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Folsom Prison Blues
      Composer: J.Cash
      Performer(s): Johnny Cash
      Performer(s): Johnny Cash
      Album: The Essential Johnny Cash, Sun, 232
      Duration: 1:15
    • Title: Johnny Got A Boom Boom
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Hannah Roddy
      Performer(s): Hannah Roddy
      Duration: 2:55
    • Title: I Have Nothing
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Hannah Roddy
      Performer(s): Hannah Roddy
      Duration: 5:04
    • Title: River Deep Mountain High
      Composer: N/A
      Performer(s): Hannah Roddy
      Performer(s): Hannah Roddy
      Duration: 3:49

    Mooney Goes Wild

    Latest Show

    Mooney Goes Wild on Twitter

    Presenter: Derek Mooney

    Schedule Open Schedule