This year's Dawn Chorus programme took place on Sunday, May 6th 2018, and was a roaring success! All India Radio producer Monika Gulati sent us a pic of herself sporting our Dawn Chorus beanie!!
Well whilst our Dawn Chorus programme may have finished for another year, throughout May, events are still taking place around the country to celebrate the beautiful birdsong that our feathered friends provide. For more information on these events, and on the annual Burren In Bloom festival that takes place from May 18th - 20th, visit our events listings page! And if you have an event you'd like to let our listeners know about, e-mail email@example.com.
We speak to the American student who fooled people into thinking he was a rich and famous celebrity, Brenda Donohue joins residents from Limerick on a special day out, and we’re looking for three players for our weekly quiz! The prize is a fabulous five-day break, in one of the Courtyard Lodges or Woodland Villas at Parknasilla Resort & Spa on the Ring of Kerry, for between 2-6 people!
Lisa Fitzpatrick is one of Ireland’s most loved fashion stylists who’s also a radio and television broadcaster.
Viewers may know her from TV3’s Ireland AM and over the summer she’s been charming audiences in the UK with her style segments on ITV’s This Morning hosted by Irishman Eamonn Holmes and his wife Ruth Langsford.
She joins Derek in studio today to chat relationships, parenting and appearing on This Morning!
When Andy Warhol predicted in 1968 that, in the future, everybody would be famous for 15 minutes, he certainly got it right.
But even he could not have foreseen the lengths to which people would be prepared to go to achieve fame, and that often it would be regardless of talent or ability – just the pursuit of fame for fame’s sake.
For many, what really matters is that when you achieve celebrity status, the world and how the people in it treats you - it changes.
A 21-year-old New Yorker recently carried out his own celebritology experiment:
And fall for it they did:
The whole thing was recorded and the YouTube film has gone viral, and "Fake" celebrity Brett Cohen joins Derek on the line from New York City today!
It’s Tuesday, it’s MOONEY, so what does that mean?
Well, "Mooney’s Tuesday Quiz" of course!
And we have a terrific prize up for grabs today...
It’s a FIVE-NIGHT stay for you and FIVE of your friends in a self-catering Woodland Villa or Courtyard Lodge at Parknasilla Resort & Spa in Sneem, Co. Kerry!
Think of all the fun you can have! You can make it a family holiday or maybe just invite your mates?!
Parknasilla is located on the Ring of Kerry and, while there you can enjoy the 12-hole ocean-side golf course, two tennis courts, 500 acres of walks and trails – or maybe avail of the nearby hotel’s facilities like a swim or a visit to The Spa and be pampered with views of Kenmare Bay.
Your prize is based on up to 6 people sharing a 3-bedroomed-villa and includes a Welcome Hamper of goodies from the Parknasilla Kitchen and a fridge filled with chilled treats. It must be used before October 24th.
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