We could be hearing for the first time in history, the newborn cries & the 'not so gentle pitter patter' of tiny elephant feet at Dublin Zoo. It is hopeful that all four female elephants in the herd are pregnant & will give birth over the coming months. On the line to John is Gerry Creighton, Dublin Zoo.
A book 'Dublin Zoo Elephants' written by Catherine de Courcy &illustrated by Cathy Callan was launched yesterday - a great christmas present for young readers.
There were 14 categories at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards & now you will be able to cast your vote for the Book of the Year. You can vote for your favourite from the list of individual category winners atwww.irishbookawards.ieuntil midnight December 5th. Colm Flynnfinds out what people are currently reading.
To vote for your favourite from the list of individual category winnersgo to www.irishbookawards.ie voting closes midnight December 5th.
With December upon us, we can expect to hear Frank Kelly's parody song Christmas Countdown on repeat over the next couple of weeks, the song features Gobnait O'Lunacy, a character Frank first introduced on Radio 1's The Glenabbey Show.Frank joins John in studio this morning.
Five of those sketches from The Glenabbey Show will be released every Friday for the next six Fridays by Frank Kelly - on iTunes @ 99c each.
We celebrated Michael Harding winning our category at this year's BordGais Energy Irish Book Awards. Maire O'Halloran & Nicole Shanahan are owners of The Cliffden Bookshop & they won the Independent Bookshop of the Year award. Maire joins John from Galway this morning.
In studio with John this morning for a performance & chat are The VoiceSquad (Fran McPhail, Phil Callery & Gerry Cullen), after taking a break for ten years, they are back & preparing for two concerts in Dublin this week.
The Voice Squad perform two special Christmas Concerts, St Anne's Church, Dawson Street Thursday 5th & Friday 6th, with Mairead NiDomhnaill.