Bláthnaid ni Chofaigh has the first of her reports from behind the scenes at St. James, the largest state-funded university hospital in Dublin. We have music from Rua, an all-ginger string quartet, ahead of this year’s 5th Irish Redhead Convention. And we're looking for contestants for our weekly quiz, so if you fancy your chances text us at 51551 or e-mail email@example.com!
Hundreds of them will be gathering from all over Ireland to Crosshaven in Cork on August 22nd. They'll also be gathering in Crosshaven from further afield - from the USA, Germany, they will even be coming from New Zealand. The Irish Redhead Convention, with its carrot tossing games and red beard competitions – enough to make the reddest hair curl - is coming to town!
To tell us, we are joined in the RTÉ Cork studio by Event Organiser Joleen Cronin, and by Niamh Damery, one quarter of the redhead string quartet Rua!
In the first of three reports from St. James' Hospital in Dublin, Bláthnaid ni Chofaigh takes a look around the X-ray department... St. James is the largest academic hospital in Dublin, and one of the oldest - when it opened in 1727, those on the board of the hospital included Arthur Guinness and Dean Swift..
Listeners to the programme may be familiar with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, which is now in its 49th year, and over the last half century it has grown and grown. Last year there were over 43,000 entries from 96 countries, and from those entries 100 winners were chosen across a number of categories.
Hannes Lochner (South Africa) – Curiosity and the Cat
What listeners may not be familiar with is that an exhibition of these winning photographs travels the world so that members of the public can view them, and for the first time ever, the exhibition has come to Ireland.
From now until the end of August, the exhibition is on public view in the chq building here in Dublin and Mooney Goes Wild reporter Terry Flanagan met up with Eamonn Kennedy, organizer of the exhibition, on a recent visit...
The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is organised by the Natural History Museum (NHM) in London and BBC Worldwide.The 100 award-winning images are beautifully displayed with each image accompanied by its photographer’s story and technical details.
The exhibition is open until Sunday, August 31st in The chq Building, in Dublin. The exhibition is open seven days a week; opening times, ticket price details and further information is available by visiting www.wpy.ie.
We are organising a singles night out for our listeners who are over 35! The where and when is still being finalised, but if you are interested in joining in the fun, then send us an e-mail! Let us know your age, gender, and if you are single. You must be available to travel to the venue at your own expense. Please send your e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line 'Singles Night Out'. And keep listening for further information!
Search For A Child Star Finalists
Earlier this year, we launched our competition to find Ireland's newest child star. The competition was open to boys and girls who were aged 10 years old or under. We asked you to record a piece that was no more than three minutes long, and e-mail it in to us.
The finalists, in no particular order, are:
- Hannah Kinsella (9 years old, from Lucan, Co. Dublin) with Pushover - Nikki Brown (8 years old, from Saggart, Co. Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind - Anna Lily Fox (6 years old, from Ballinalee, Co. Longford) with a Johnny Cash medley - Laoise Farrell (9 years old, from Ogonnolloe. Co. Clare) with The Call - Alannah Bermingham (10 years old, from Kilmacud, Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind
The date for the final will be announced shortly and the winner will perform at our Christmas Mooney Tunes concert.
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