Mooney Friday 18 July 2014


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

Mooney Goes Wild

We hear about the small bird that builds a nest up to a ton in weight and several metres in length, We find out about the Rare species of Moss which has reappeared in Clara Bog, Co Offaly and singer Honor Heffernan tells us why she's concerned about the effect that urban development is having on birdlife in south Dublin.

Sociable Weavers

Derek & panel chat about Sociable Weavers, check out their nest.


Rare Moss fin in Clara bog

Our Mooney Goes Wild panel look at a rare moss previously thought to have been extinct in Ireland which has been found on a Clara bog in County Offaly.

Report on Deers

Terry Flanagan investigates the death of a fawn deer in the Phoenix Park.




Tree Cutting

Tree Cutting

Derek bumped into Honor Heffernan and felt upset over trees being cut in her area. So, our own Éanna Ni Lamhna went to Dun Laoighaire to visit Honor and tell her the laws of the land on this matter.



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