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       Mooney Tunes returns!        

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

    This will be the 12th instalment 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 RTE Concert Orchestra.

    A VERY MERRY MOONEY TUNES’ will take place on December 7, 2015, at the Bord Gais 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 Mooney Show, Saturday evenings, 6 PM until 7 PM, from Saturday, September 12, on RTÉ Radio 1

    And keep watching this space for updates and more details!

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    Mooney Friday 25 October 2013

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    Sparrowhawk Attack

    One of our listeners Clare Roebuck emailed into Mooney@rte.ie with an interesting picture of a Sparrowhawk. Clare spotted the Sparrowhawk in her front garden yesterday (Thursday). The initial attack on the pigeon began around 11am and the Sparrowhawk returned around 4pm to finish his snack. Clare & her son were very keen to send the picture into us, and thank you Clare & Eoin. Super picture, we love this stuff in the office.

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    Watch out for Ash Dieback

    The department of Agriculture, food & the marine have issued a new flyer on Ash Dieback and how you can spot it. Click here for the document that Derek & the panel mentioned earlier today.

     

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    Mooney Goes Wild

    They might get bad press, but Ireland's native species of bat are not only protected, they add huge value to the economy. Find out why you should actually love these fabulous flying mammals.

    The ASH is the tree of choice for Ireland's hurley makers, but warning flags are up, as ASH dieback disease is found in native Irish trees.

    We explore the phenomenon of nature deficit disorder, our continued removal from nature, wildlife and the wider environment.

     

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    Day out in Donegal

    Photographer Ronan Harding Downes was out with Katriona this week in Donegal have a look at his pictures he took.   

     

     

    Mooney Tunes

    On 16th of December Mooney Tunes will take place once again in the Bord Gais Energy Theathre - tickets will go on sale on the 4th of November, stayed tuned to The Mooney Show for more information.

    http://bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/

    How many do you know?

    Terry went out to see how many people could identify native Irish animals, have a look at the pictures below and see how you do?

     

     

     

     

    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.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE

    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 www.irishwildlifematters.ie

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