Mooney, Thursday August 28th 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
Singers In The Shower 2014 - Live Final
*WE HAVE NOW SELECTED OUR FINALISTS FOR THE SINGING IN THE SHOWER COMPETITION, AND WE WILL FIND OUT WHO THE WINNER IS DURING THE LIVE FINAL, THIS AFTERNOON, AUGUST 28TH. THANK-YOU TO EVERYBODY WHO ENTERED!*
The winner of MOONEY's Singing in the Shower competition will get a Voucher from TileStyle worth €2500.
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To enter, all you had to do was make an audio recording of yourself singing in the shower. (If you do this during your daily wash you will not waste water).
We asked you to send your audio recording, not to exceed one minute in duration, along with your name and contact number to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Mooney. 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.
Our five finalists this afternoon are Kelly McAuley from Monaghan, who sings Get Happy, Paul O'Donnell from Navan, who sings The Dance, Patricia Lee from Sandymount, who sings On Top Of The World, Barry Kavanagh from Rush, who sings My Way, and Kayleigh Cullinan from Kimmage, who sings Nella Fantasia.
Kelly McAuley performing
Paul O'Donnell performing
Mooney reporter Brenda Donohue chats to Patricia Lee
Barry Kavanagh performing
Kayleigh Cullinan performing
Our guest judge today is none other than the fabulous Paul Harrington!
A couple of weeks ago, Paul mentioned that he has a new show called Lights Of Home in The Sugar Club on September 18th. It will contain entirely new material. He asked Mooney listeners to e-mail him photos around the theme of 'Light of Home'. He says he was inundated with all sorts of photos - sunsets, lighthouses etc... and he will match these images to his songs and use them in the Sugar Club gig on a big screen. So he'd like to thank Mooney listeners for sending them in!
For more information about the concert, click here.
Well done to all our singers on such wonderful performances - but there can only be one winner, and she is ... Kayleigh Cullinan! Congratulations Kayleigh!
Winner Kayleigh accepting her €2,500 voucher from Tony Murphy, from TileStyle
From left to right: Paul O'Donnell, Kelly McAuley, Kayleigh Cullinan, Shay Byrne, Brenda Donohue, Patricia Lee, Barry Kavanagh, Tony Murphy and Paul Harrington
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