Brenda talks to some of the lucky winners of Iarnród Éireann's "The Journey's On Us" free group travel initiative. Tune in to play along with Mooney's Tuesday Quiz. And get in touch with the show if you'd like to try your hand at singing in the shower - and to guess what wet warbler is in the Mooney shower today!
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Mooney. 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.
Who is our mystery singer in Derek's shower today? It's Brian Kennedy! He joins us in the shower, and the studio for a tune and a chat. Brian will be performing at The Sugar Club in Dublin on Thursday, November 6th. For more details, visit www.briankennedy.co.uk.
For the past two years, Mooney has teamed up with Irish Rail for their "The Journey’s On Us" giveaway. As part of "The Journeys On Us" initiative, Iarnród Éireann will provide 100 groups with free return rail for up to 50 people per group.
It’s a brilliant initiative and what we found over the last two years is it provides a fantastic day out for community, voluntary and charity groups.
Today is the day that this year’s winners are announced and Brenda met one of the winning groups, Crosscare...
100 VOLUNTARY GROUPS TO RECEIVE A FREE GROUP TRAVEL TRIP WITH IARNRÓD ÉIREANN
Iarnród Éireann has announced the winners of 100 group trips as part of its community initiative, The Journey’s On Us. Over 600 organisations from right across the community, voluntary and sporting sectors applied.
The winners are from diverse backgrounds, spread geographically across the country including: Youth Groups, Special Needs Groups, Girl Guides and Scouts, School Trips, GAA Clubs, Community Groups and Choirs amongst many others.
Iarnród Éireann Chief Executive David Franks said: “We have been overwhelmed again this year by the level of interest in the Journey’s on us from voluntary organisations across the country; we hope that the winners will enjoy their trip. It’s our way of saying thank you for all the great work you do in the community”
Under the initiative, 100 groups of up to 50 people per group will receive a free return group travel journey from Iarnród Éireann, across any of the company’s services. The travel facilities will be ideal in particular for organisations bringing a group to a special event, or as part of a specific support to the members of the group which requires travel.
The winners are:
St. Nicholas’s Boxing Club, Carrick-on-Suir Suir Haven Cancer Support Group Sapfield Family Resource Centre, Thurles South Tipperary Autism Support Group Voluntary First Responders Group, Cobh Cobh Animation Team The Wolfe Stage School, Cork Irish Guide Dogs Kilworth 54th Scout Group, Cork Youghal Men’s Shed Peer Project Foroige Youth Club, Mallow Kilshannig Ladies Football Club Women for Women, Mallow 66th Aghada Sea Scouts, Midleton 1st Clare Shannon Scout Group Tulla Scouts, 12th Clare Scarriff Foroige Youth Club Obair, Newmarket on Fergus Summer Camp Comhchoiste Gaeltacht Uibh Rathaigh, Killarney Killarney Adult Literacy and Basic Eduction Centre KDYS Cahersiveen Youth Club The Saoirse Foundation Killarney Legion GAA Comhlact tithe agus Forbairt an sSulain Tearanta ADAPT Kerry Women’s Refuge Kerry Diocese Youth Services Deafhear.ie, Limerick Irish Red Cross, Limerick Limerick Scout County Richmond RFC, Limerick Ballygunner Scout Hall, Waterford Shy Project, Waterford/Tipperary Youth Services Company Club Deise, Ferrybank, Waterford North Suburbs Community Youth Project, Waterford De La Salle Scout Group, Waterford
Leinster (ex Dublin)
East Wicklow Youth Service Extern East Coast, Bray Wicklow Triple A Alliance, Greystones Athlone Community Radio Developmental Coordination Disorder Ireland, Mullingar Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Athy Athy Community Men’s Shed Kildare Intercultural Action (KIA) St. Conleth’s Community Games Varity Team, Newbridge 8th Allenwood Kildare Scout Group Curragh PRIDE Family Resource Centre Eist Cancer Support Centre, Carlow Youth Work Ireland, Louth Foscadh Housing Association, Drogheda Gorey Youth Needs Group Wexford Artists’ Community Theatre 36th Ramsgrange Scout Group, Wexford Thomastown Scout Group Lisdowney Choral Group, Kilkenny Millennium After School Service, Kilkenny Fr. McGrath Family Resource Centre, Kilkenny Meath Scouts Group Laytown Family Resource House McDonnell School of Irish Dancing, Portarlington Banríon Gaels Camogie Club, Portarlington Laois Offaly Families for Autism Moneygall Development Assocation Offaly Traveller Movement Acquired Brain Injury, Tullamore Kilclonfert/Kilmurry Youth Club, Tullamore Lus na Greine Family Resource Centre, Longford Grattan Ladies GFC, Longford
Coolmine Therapeutic Centre Knocklyon Foroige Club St. Michael’s NS, Ballyfermot Crosscare, Amiens St. St. Michael’s Parish Youth Project St. Brigid’s GAA NASCADH CDP Naionra Chaitlin Maude Cherry Orchard Boxing Club The Children’s Project Inspire Ireland Foundation Saturn Cubs 5th Port Dollymount Sea Scouts Irish Association of Suicidology Gateway Mental Health Project Music Matter Inclusive Community Choir Larkhill Karate Club Snowflakes Autism Support
8th Oranmore Scouts Ability West, Ballinasloe Trouble Clefs Choir, Ballinasloe Coderdojo, Ballinasloe Irishtown Foroige Club, Claremorris Galway Community Circus St. Nicholas Ladybirds, Galway Cope Galway DCD Galway Down Syndrome Ireland Galway Branch Roscommon Gaels GAA Club The Quad Youth Centre, Roscommon Sligo Community Youth Choir Leave No Trace Ireland, Westport Widows Group, Charlestown Snugboro Scouts, Castlebar North Connacht Youth Services, Carrick-on-Shannon
Mooney's Tuesday Quiz
It's Mooney, it's Tuesday, so it must be time for our Mooney's Tuesday Quiz! And we have a great prize up for grabs today...
It's a two-night weekend break for two people sharing one room in the Galway Bay Hotel, on the promenade in Salthill with views of Galway Bay and the Clare Hills.
The prize includes breakfast on both mornings, and a four-course dinner on an evening of your choice in their award-winning Lobster Pot restaurant.
The prize ALSO includes a voucher for a Wild Atlantic Way Tour along the West Coast AND a free Wine and Cheese Tasting!
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 email@example.com, 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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