Mooney Monday 4 February 2013



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

Cockney Rhyming Slang

Cockney Rhyming Slang

Brenda Donohue, Mooney reporter and Olan Mc Gowan - Chat with Derek about Cockney rhyming slang.

Kenya Experience

Kenya Experience

The Building of Hope Project is a charity which last year built classrooms and dormitories for blind children in Mombasa, Kenya. The project brings volunteers from Ireland – bricklayers, plasterers, carpenters etc – for a week or 10 days to work on it’s projects.

For more information visit the website

Or contact Olive Halpin Tel +353 (0) 876994599 Fax +353 (0) 876994599

Tubridy the Calf

Tubridy the Calf

Nick and Elaine Flaven, dairy farmers in Youghal Cork are donating a calf to Youghal Cancer Support Centre for auction on, 25th Feb at Dungarvin Mart.

Michael Winslow

Michael Winslow

Michael Winslow joins Derek on today show, to talk about his current Irish tour. Michael is best known from his role as officer Officer Larvell Jones in the Police Academy series of movies. He is an extraordinary mimic, creating sounds as diverse as Barking dogs, Jets Roaring, squishing soggy sneakers, cellphone ringtones and screaming guitars.

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa Competition

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa Competition

Located on the West Cork coast and overlooking two stunning beaches, Inchydoney Island is perfectly positioned for a relaxing getaway with picturesque surroundings that have to be seen to be truly appreciated.

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is giving one lucky Mooney Show listener the chance to win a luxurious two night stay for two people in a deluxe ocean-view room at the lavish four star retreat where they will enjoy breakfast on both mornings and indulge in a sumptuous five course meal on one evening in the award-winning Gulfstream restaurant surrounded by dramatic panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Guests will melt away as they are pampered with the invigorating Diamond & Gold Skin Revival Package, which includes a rose-hip oil and pure gold flake treatment that will leave your face, décolletage and hands revitalised and youthful.

The Diamonds and Gold Package is available from March at €300 per person sharing on weekends and €280 per person sharing midweek.

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is located near Clonakilty, West Cork has been named Ireland’s Leading Spa Resort three times at the World Travel Awards and has been named in the Top 10 Hotels in Ireland and in the Top 25 Hotels for Service in Ireland by the 2013 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards which are based on millions of reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers. For more information please visit or


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.

Caring For Wild Animals

Please note that many species of mammals, birds, invertebrates etc... are protected under law and that, even with the best of intentions, only someone holding a relevant licence from the National Parks & Wildlife Service should attempt the care of these animals.  For full details, please click here to read the NPWS Checklist of protected & rare species in Ireland.  If you are concerned about a wild animal, please contact your local wildlife ranger - click here for details.


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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