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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 Wednesday 13 August 2014



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


    Peregrine falcon illegally shot in Co Wexford

    Really disturbing news emerged this morning, disturbing for anybody with a love of Ireland's native birds.

    A young peregrine falcon has been euthanised in Wexford, when it was found with severe and painful injuries consistent with being shot with a shot gun.

    Now, disturbing is one word. Distressing another. But let's not forget, this action - the action shooting a protected bird - is also illegal and barbaric.

    Niall Hatch, from Bird Watch Ireland, is here in studio to talk about protecting our wild birds in general. And on the line from Wexford, we have Dominic Berridge of the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve at the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

    Important note. Members of the public are asked to contact Dominic Berridge of the Wexford Wildfowl Reserve at the National Parks and Wildlife Service if they have any information on 076-1002660



    Paul Harrington



    Paul Harrington joins Derek in the studio for a catch up and to hear some of the entries for the Sing In The Shower competition. If you have a picture of your idea of light of home and you would like to send to Paul Harrington you can email it to



    Womens Rugby World Cup

    Derek chats to Brenda who is live from Eldons bar in Clonmel with the fans gathered to with this evenings semi final - Michael Corcoran talks to Derek from the Stad Jean Bouin in Paris

    Mooney’s Singers In The Shower


    The winner of MOONEY’s Singing in the Shower competition will get a Voucher from TileStyle worth €2500.

    TileStyle is a one stop shop, offering a vast selection of high quality Bathrooms, Tiles, Stone, Wood Flooring and Paint. TileStyle is open 7 days a week and is conveniently located just off the M50 at Exit10. Their highly trained team is available to offer any advice or assistance you might need. Meet them here or drop into the stunning showroom. To find out more visit

    To enter, all you have to do is make an audio recording of yourself singing in the shower. (If you do this during your daily wash you will not waste water).

    Send your audio recording, not to exceed one minute in duration, along with your name and contact number to Please do not send recordings of original compositions. Click here to read terms and conditions for RTÉ.ie and click here to read competition terms and conditions.
    Entry to the competition confirms your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    The prize for Ireland's Best Singer in the Shower, as decided by our panel of judges, will be announced on the Mooney show. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

    Please note that if you submit a recording, RTÉ reserve the right to use this material as it sees fit in accordance with the terms and conditions for rté.ie



    Singles Night Out!

    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, 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.

    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

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 15:28
      Title: Catch Me If You Can
      Performer(s): Walking On Cars
      Performer(s): Walking On Cars
      Duration: 4:36
    • 15:29
      Title: Sea Sessions - Catch Me If You Can
      Performer(s): Walking On Cars
      Performer(s): Walking On Cars
      Duration: 4:34
    • 15:30
      Title: Telekinetic Forest Guard (2fm Session)
      Performer(s): Overhead The Albatross
      Performer(s): Overhead The Albatross
      Duration: 8:46
    • 16:13
      Title: The Storm
      Performer(s): Paul Harrington
      Performer(s): Paul Harrington
      Album: Grow Old With Me - EP
      Duration: 6:06

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