Mooney Tuesday 12 August 2014

On Mooney Today....

On Mooney Today....

More on your chance to win €2,500 towards a bathroom makeover in our new singing-in-the-shower competition  and up a crane with one of Ronny Drew's biggest fans.

Ronnie Drew - Crane

 John Nolan

If you are travelling in or out of Dublin Port, you may notice a most unusual crane.

It’s a Liebherr Harbor Mobile Crane and can lift 84 tons at a time, but on its ballast is a portrait of the great Ronnie Drew.

In 2009, a year after Ronnie died, Dublin Stevedores, a family business with roots in Dublin port going back over 200 years, redesigned the crane in memory of the iconic folk singer.

John Nolan, owner of the company wanted to pay tribute to Ronnie, so it was his idea to commission a portrait and put it on the crane.

Brenda put on her hard hat and met him

Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne

Mary Byrne drops in to have chat and catch up with Derek.

She listens into some of the entries to the Singing in the shower competition.

Mary will be playing on the following dates:

Theatre Royal Castlebar - 6th Septemeber with Des WilloughbyBru

Boru Centre Cashel - 20th September with Des Willoughby

Mount Wolosley - 21st September with the Willoughby Brothers

The Ardhowen Theatre Enniskillen - 24th October

The Burnavon Theatre Omagh - 25th October

The Waterfront Belfast - 7th November

The Coachmans Hotel Clonmel - 31st October

The Westgrove Clane - 1st Novemeber

for more information on these dates you can click here


Glasnevin Cemetery

Glasnevin Cemetery

Last week on this programme we spoke to Stephen Nimmo, who is Managing Director of the Chester Pearce Funeral Service in Bournemouth in the United Kingdom about having a digital bar code engraved on your headstone - Would such QR bar codes take off in Ireland?

Michele Browne went up to Glasnevin cemetery where she spoke to tour guide Conor Dodd

Mooney’s Singers In The Shower


The winner of MOONEY’s Singing in the Shower competition will get a Voucher from TileStyle worth €2500.

TileStyle is a one stop shop, offering a vast selection of high quality Bathrooms, Tiles, Stone, Wood Flooring and Paint. TileStyle is open 7 days a week and is conveniently located just off the M50 at Exit10. Their highly trained team is available to offer any advice or assistance you might need. Meet them here or drop into the stunning showroom. To find out more visit

To enter, all you have to do is make an audio recording of yourself singing in the shower. (If you do this during your daily wash you will not waste water).

Send your audio recording, not to exceed one minute in duration, along with your name and contact number to Please do not send recordings of original compositions. Click here to read terms and conditions for RTÉ.ie and click here to read competition terms and conditions.
Entry to the competition confirms your acceptance of these terms and conditions.
The prize for Ireland's Best Singer in the Shower, as decided by our panel of judges, will be announced on the Mooney show. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Please note that if you submit a recording, RTÉ reserve the right to use this material as it sees fit in accordance with the terms and conditions for rté.ie



Singles Night Out!

Singles Night Out!

We are organising a singles night out for our listeners who are over 35! The where and when is still being finalised, but if you are interested in joining in the fun, then send us an e-mail! Let us know your age, gender, and if you are single. You must be available to travel to the venue at your own expense. Please send your e-mail to, with the subject line 'Singles Night Out'. And keep listening for further information!

Search For A Child Star Finalists

Search For A Child Star Finalists

Earlier this year, we launched our competition to find Ireland's newest child star. The competition was open to boys and girls who were aged 10 years old or under. We asked you to record a piece that was no more than three minutes long, and e-mail it in to us.

The finalists, in no particular order, are:

- Hannah Kinsella (9 years old, from Lucan, Co. Dublin) with Pushover
- Nikki Brown (8 years old, from Saggart, Co. Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind
- Anna Lily Fox (6 years old, from Ballinalee, Co. Longford) with a Johnny Cash medley
- Laoise Farrell (9 years old, from Ogonnolloe. Co. Clare) with The Call
- Alannah Bermingham (10 years old, from Kilmacud, Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind

The date for the final will be announced shortly and the winner will perform at our Christmas Mooney Tunes concert.


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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