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    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!


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    Mooney Friday 18 July 2014



    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

    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.

    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.


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