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Thursday, December 6th 2012

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On today's Mooney,

We hear about the very latest in cool designer accommodation - converted shipping containers! We spend a day in the life of a wheelchair user – how some Dublin students fared when they experienced disability for themselves. And stories to make the heart melt – tell us why YOU might deserve to win our luxury Christmas prize! Entries close tomorrow!

Overnight Curlers

On Tuesday’s programme, Brenda brought to our attention the latest hair craze... Sleeping Rollers. These rollers are made of a soft Velcro material which allows you get a full night’s sleep while they work their magic on your hair. The next morning when you wake up and take out the rollers you should have a big bouncy head of hair.

Well, Brenda had decided to road test the Sleeping Rollers for us and today we reveal the result! Gary Kavanagh, Creative Director with Peter Mark Hairdressing, has come in to remove her rollers and give us some tips on how to achieve the soft bouncy look at home!

MyPad Living Containers

The expression “it’s like living in a box” was often heard during the heady days of the Celtic Tiger, when property was vastly over priced and even the tiniest of houses were highly sought after. But believe it or not, many people all over the world do quite literally, live in boxes. And now containers are now available in Ireland as living spaces - Mooney producer Fergus Sweeney went for a viewing...

The idea behind the My Pad came from Sinead Moore, from Beyond The Hall Door. Fergus went to see the show container in Stepaside in Dublin. For a container which is 20 by 8 feet, the price is €18,000 plus vat (about €22,500). There’s also a larger one, 40ft by 8ft, or you can put 3 or 4 together. For more information about the My Pad, click here: MyPad Colour Brochure.


On Mooney Tunes this time last year, we featured a lovely Christmas song from Emer Barry, a soprano from Longford, harpist Aisling Ennis from Dublin and violinist Mary McCague from Dundalk, known collectively as Celtic Rose. Since then, they've relaunched themselves as Affinití, and they join Derek in studio today for a chat, and a performance...

Bewley's Christmas Competition - Close Of Entries Tomorrow!

Do you love Christmas dinner with the family, but hate the thought of all that scrubbing, peeling, stuffing ... not to mention all the piles of washing up afterwards! Ever wished that the magic fairy would just come and take away all the stress and hassle of making Christmas lunch, letting you concentrate on just relaxing and enjoying the meal? Well, this Christmas, let Mooney and Bewley's Hotels make your Christmas wish come true! We have the most fabulous competition for one lucky family - and all we want you to do is to tell us why you deserve to be our special winning family!


Not only will our winning family win their Christmas dinner at the stunning Bewley's hotel in Ballsbridge, their prize will also include three nights' accommodation for all the family (two adults and up to three children) on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen's Day, breakfast on the three mornings, a 3-course dinner on Christmas Eve and St. Stephens's Day, a €100 One4All shopping voucher for each family member, and tickets to one of several great family activities (choosing one of the following: Leopardstown Races, Funderland, Iskate at the RDS, tickets for A Family Christmas Show).

What you need to do:

E-mail mooney@rte.ie or write to us (Mooney, RTÉ Radio Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4), and tell us why you - or someone you love - deserves to have the Christmas you deserve, but with none of the stress associated with it - why do you deserve a little extra TLC and pampering this Christmas? You'll have to hurry though, as entries must be received by 6pm on Friday, December 7th. Don't forget your contact details!! If you would like more details about this offer, and all the other great deals that Bewley's have this Christmas, visit www.bewleyshotels.com/ballsbridge/christmas.

Win €3000 with Mooney's Money!

Today, you can win €3000 - just answer a simple question by phone or text for your chance to win. Click here to find out today's question...

The Island Landscape

RTÉ Television, in association with Mooney, is currently producing a major new documentary series on the history of the Irish landscape. The series will tell the story of how our landscape was created after the last major climatic event – the end of the last Ice Age, over ten thousand years ago.  And we want your help! Would you like to contribute video towards the TV series? Click here to find out what we're looking for!

Today's Podcasts

Sleep-In Rollers
Bewley's Christmas Competition Update
My Pad Container Living

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