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Saturday 26th August

Barry McGuigan

1985 Featherweight Champion of the World Barry McGuigan speaks with Derek and Blathnaid ahead of the McGregor v Mayweather fight.

Miss Saigon

General Manager of the Bord Gais Energy Theatre joins Derek and Blathnaid to chat about the upcoming musical Miss Saigon which will be coming to Dublin in the next few weeks!

Saturday 19th August

Charlie Bird

Journalist and Broadcaster Charlie Bird joined Bláthnaid and Derek in studio. They found out what Charlie was up to in 1985....

Saturday 12th August

Eilish O'Carroll

Derek and Bláthnaid chat with actress Eilish O'Carroll (who plays the character Winnie McCoogan) about the succesful show 'Mrs. Brown's Boys'.

Saturday 5th August

The Mooney Show

Country singer, Robert Mizzell from Louisiana, USA and Russian country singer Larissa Tormey joined Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh and Derek Mooney live in studio this morning.

Saturday 18th February

Celine Byrne & Carmen

Irish soprano Celine Byrne tells us about featuring in the Moscow State Opera's forthcoming production of Carmen!

Mooney's Saturday Quiz

In our general knowledge quiz, three listeners attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a fabulous break to Newforge House in County Armagh!

Thriller Live

As the West End smash hit Thriller Live comes to Dublin, we pay tribute to the King Of Pop, Michael Jackson, with Jacko superfan and creator of Thriller Live, Adrian Grant...

The Mooney Show - Full Programme (18/02/17)

On The Mooney Show tonight: Thriller Live; Mooney's Saturday Quiz; Celine Byrne & Carmen...

Saturday 11th February

Mooney's Saturday Quiz

Three listeners attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a fabulous break to The Imperial Hotel in Cork, in our general knowledge quiz!

Triumph Dolomite For Sale In Dublin

Recently Derek noticed an old Triumph Dolomite for sale along the Malahide Road, and he wanted to investigate further. So who better to commandeer than our old friend Michael Sheridan, RTÉ Motoring Correspondent...

Niamh Kavanagh

It was with great reluctance that Eurovision singer Niamh Kavanagh went under the knife last week, to have surgery on her thyroid. To hear her story, Derek caught up with her on Wednesday in Jordanstown, near her home in Northern Ireland....

The Mooney Show - Full Programme (11/02/17)

On The Mooney Show tonight: Niamh Kavanagh; Triumph Dolomite For Sale In Dublin; Mooney's Saturday Quiz...

Saturday 4th February

Mooney's Saturday Quiz

Three listeners attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a fantastic two-night break to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Limerick, in our general knowledge quiz!

Johnny McEvoy

It's now fifty years since the classic 'Muirsheen Durkin' turned singer Johnny McEvoy into a household name. Part of the music scene in Ireland for more than 53 years, Johnny has penned many well-known songs, including The Boston Burglar and Nora - and he is still writing and performing! We're absolutely delighted to be joined in studio this evening by Johnny, for a chat and a tune...

Dermot Bolger's Literary Giants

The Herald newspaper is launching a series of features to shed light on the lives of some of Ireland's finest writers, including Oscar Wilde, James Joyce and Brendan Behan. Well-known novelist Dermot Bolger has authored the first part of the series, and he joins us in studio to tell us a little bit more about these alluring authors...

The Mooney Show - Full Programme (04/02/17)

On The Mooney Show tonight: Dermot Bolger's Literary Giants; Johnny McEvoy; Mooney's Saturday Quiz

Saturday 28th January

Mooney's Saturday Quiz

Three players attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a wonderful break to the Red Cow Moran Hotel, in our general knowledge quiz!

Eurovision!

As the UK announces the song and singer to represent them at the Eurovision Song Contest in May, we're joined in studio by legendary Eurovision winner Linda Martin, and Eurovision aficionado Martin Jones...

The Mooney Show - Full Programme (28/01/17)

On The Mooney Show tonight: Eurovision!; Mooney's Saturday Quiz...

Saturday 21st January

Mooney's Saturday Quiz

Three listeners attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a luxury two-night stay at The Kingsley hotel in Cork!

James Burton

Outside the Louisiana Hayride in the USA, Derek and Robert Mizzell chat to 'America’s greatest living guitar legend', Elvis' guitarist James Burton...

Working With Coldplay!

RTÉ sound engineer Bryony October tells us about an incredible experience working alongside Chris Martin and Coldplay last summer!

The Mooney Show - Full Programme (21/01/17)

On The Mooney Show tonight: Working With Coldplay!; James Burton; Mooney's Saturday Quiz...

Saturday 14th January

The Mooney Show - Full Programme (14/01/17) - DOC: The Beeman

Since his record-breaking attempt for the most bees on him, Mooney Goes Wild's resident expert Philip McCabe became known as 'The Beeman'. Fast forward twelve years, and Philip is now worldwide President of Apimondia, International Federation of Beekeeper's Associations. We visit the places and people who influenced the charismatic Monaghan man!

Sunday 25th December

The Best Of Mooney Tunes (25/12/16)

Derek Mooney celebrates more than a decade of Mooney Tunes concerts with touching tales and musical memories...

Saturday 24th December

The Mooney Show - Letters To Santa Claus

Today, Derek the Honorary elf had a very important guest, Santa Claus, with him on the phone the whole way from the North Pole. Santa spoke to some of the boys and girls from his 'good list' from all around the country and in other parts of the world...

Saturday 10th December

The Mooney Show - Full Programme (10/12/16)

On The Mooney Show tonight: we have a special exclusive interview with Sister Rita, from the hit BBC show 'Sister Rita To The Rescue', as Derek visits the Cork nun at the Lalley Centre in Salford, in north-west England...

Saturday 3rd December

The Mooney Show - Full Programme (03/12/16)

On The Mooney Show tonight: Favourite Festive Comedy Sketches with June Rodgers, Stephen Falloon and Noel Cunningham!

Saturday 5th November

Mooney's Saturday Quiz

Three listeners attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a hotel break at The Park in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, in our general knowledge quiz!

Bel Mooney & Pet Bereavement

Derek talks to author Bel Mooney about the importance of grieving for a dead pet; her book 'Goodbye Pet & See You In Heaven: A Memoir Of Animals, Love And Loss' was recently published

Bronagh Gallagher

Singer and actress Bronagh Gallagher joins us in studio to chat about her music, upcoming live performances and singing with Nathan Carter!

The Mooney Show - Full Programme (05/11/16)

On The Mooney Show tonight: Bronagh Gallagher; Bel Mooney & Pet Bereavement; Mooney's Saturday Quiz...

Saturday 29th October

Mooney's Saturday Quiz

Three listeners attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a fabulous two-night break with bed and breakfast at the 5* The Heritage in Killenard, Co. Laois!

Leap Scarecrow Festival

Kathleen Woumans, of the Leap Development Committee, tells us about the Leap Scarecrow Festival taking place in the Cork village...

Brian Deady

Soul singer Brian Deady is in studio for a chat and to perform 'Clap Both My Hands'...

Michael Kelly, Coin Expert

We're delighted to be joined in studio by our favourite numismatist (or coin expert!) Michael Kelly, with his recommendations of rare coins to look out for...

Reaction To Breda & Des Smyth Interview

Following on from last Saturday's powerful interview with Breda and Des Smyth, whose daughter Jenna died in a traffic accident recently, we bring you some of the reaction we received to the piece during the week...

The Mooney Show - Full Programme (29/10/16)

On The Mooney Show tonight: Reaction To Breda & Des Smyth Interview; Michael Kelly, Coin Expert; Leap Scarecrow Festival; Brian Deady; Mooney's Saturday Quiz

Saturday 22nd October

Ben Morris

Since becoming one of the winners of Fame The Musical in 2010, Ben Morris has gone on to feature in musicals on the West End, including Phantom. Now he returns to Dublin, to star in The Commitments. Derek caught up with Ben at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre...

Remembering Jenna Smyth

On last week’s show, we had a very moving moment when our quiz winner Geoff gave away his prize of a break at the 5* Glenlo Abbey Hotel to Breda, one of our unsuccessful contestants, whose daughter had died recently. Earlier this week, Derek visited Breda and her husband Des in Westmeath...

The Mooney Show - Full Programme (22/10/16)

On The Mooney Show tonight: Remembering Jenna Smyth; Ben Morris

Saturday 15th October

Mooney's Saturday Quiz

Time now for our general knowledge quiz, with guest scrutineer Bláthnaid ní Chofaigh!  We have three brave contestants standing by and they’re in with a chance of winning this week’s SUPER prize.

Paddy Cullivan & The Stylistics

Ah yes – who could ever forget that unique falsetto sound of The Stylistics?  They were one of the most successful soul groups of the 1970s, racking up no fewer than twelve consecutive hits in the early part of that decade.

Bláthnaid ní Chofaigh

Fresh from her recent win at the PPI awards in Kilkenny, we're delighted to be joined in studio for a chat by Bláthnaid ní Chofaigh – TV presenter, Gaeilgeoir and radio presenter on Raidio na Gaeltachta!

Saturday 8th October

Mooney's Saturday Quiz!

Three listeners attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win a fabulous break to Castleknock Hotel & Country Club in Dublin!

Aonghus McAnally & The Music Of Christie Hennessy

Ahead of his tour “Celebrating Christie Hennessy: The Platinum Collection”, Aonghus McAnally joins Derek in studio to chat about the man, his music, and to perform Roll Back The Clouds...

Oliver Dunne & Michelin Stars

Derek meets chef Oliver Dunne, of Beef & Lobster, to chat about Michelin Stars...

Brenda Donohue & Celebrity Operation Transformation

Brenda Donohue joins Derek in studio to tell us about the highs and lows of taking part in Celebrity Operation Transformation, and how she's planning on keeping the weight off...

The Mooney Show - Full Programme (08/10/16)

On The Mooney Show tonight: Brenda Donohue & Celebrity Operation Transformation; Oliver Dunne & Michelin Stars; Aonghus McAnally & The Music Of Christie Hennessy; Mooney's Saturday Quiz!

Saturday 7th May

The Mooney Show's Eurovision Special

Ahead of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place in Sweden next week, we take a look at some of the favourites in the company of EuroGuru Paul G. Sheridan, Brenda Donohue, Stephen Faloon, Martin Jones, Niamh Kavanagh and Ivor Lyttle!

Saturday 30th April

Dawn Chorus Special

A special show broadcasting from Co. Cork on the Dawn Chorus Special. Derek speaks to correspondent from around the country such as Mary McEvoy, Niall Hatch, Eric Dempsey, Éana Ní Lamhna, Dave Duggin, Anne-Marie McAleese and John Spilane.

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