Zoo Live

Zoo Live was broadcast live from a purpose-built studio at Dublin Zoo’s African Savanna for three nights full of laughs, animals and celebrity guests!

Shackleton’s Cabin

Ernest Shackleton died in his cabin in 1922 while on board The Quest. One hundred years later that same cabin has ended up in the hands of an esteemed historical object conservator called Sven Habermann. With just one photograph of the cabin’s interior in existence, Shackleton’s thrilling story is brought to life through Sven’s scrutinous restoration of it.

Return of the Wild: The Bearman of Buncrana

In a small pocket of Donegal woodland, solicitor Killian McLaughlin attempts to turn back the hands of time and return animals extinct in Ireland to their ancestral home. Passion drives Killian to create a unique wildlife park that will offer sanctuary to abused brown bears and other rescue animals, returning them to the forest habitats once more.

Great Irish Interiors

Moondance Prouductions have been granted exclusive access to follow a number of multi-million euro historical building restoration projects around the country, through the eyes of those spearheading the projects. Focusing on the race to return the interiors of these buildings to their former glory, we reveal fascinating and previously unseen work done by historical interiors experts as they source, beg, borrow and steal furniture, artwork and precious artefacts for their sites in time to open these stunning buildings to the public for the tourist season.

The Zoo

Currently showing on RTÉ, among other channels internationally, and three times IFTA nominated, this fascinating series for animal lovers of all ages gives an incredible glimpse into life behind the scenes at Dublin Zoo. From birth and death to love and loss, the tenth year of The Zoo TV series brings the dramatic highs and lows of life for Dublin Zoo’s animal inhabitants and the people who take care of them to our screens.

The Visit: Preparing for Pope Francis

It had been 39 years since a pope last visited Ireland but in March 2018 Pope Francis announced he was coming Dublin. In a country rocked by scandal after scandal within the Catholic Church, this visit was always going to be a contentious one. This one hour documentary goes behind the scenes with those tasked with making the Papal Visit a success, against all the odds. Through the eyes of the clergy, the event managers, the volunteers and the Gardaí the viewer will experience the planning, the resistance, the obstacles and emotions associated with this momentous Papal visit.


Over the course of two hour-long programmes this gripping documentary series follows a determined group of young men and women who share a lifelong dream; becoming a soldier with the Irish Defence Forces.

It’s a Park’s Life

Now going into it's third season, this landmark observational series "It's a Park's Life" reveals the inner workings of Europe’s largest city park through the eyes of those that live in, work in and love the park. With unprecedented access, the Phoenix Park has opened ALL its gates to Moondance Productions to follow the organisations that work within its 1,750 acres and the characters who live in the 350 year old park. Made with the co-operation of the OPW.

Peacekeepers: The Irish in South Lebanon

"Peacekeepers: The Irish in South Lebanon" follows the personnel of the 47th infantry group as they prepare to deploy overseas with the United Nations’ peacekeeping forces in Lebanon. This documentary takes you on the journey travelled by the Defence Forces in Lebanon from 1978 to the present day interweaving the history of the conflict with the present day experience of the UN Peacekeeper.


Dangerous missions, daring rescues and thrilling, non-stop action. Meet the “Firefighters”. This thrilling series brings viewers closer than ever before to the heart of the firefighting scene, with the firefighters themselves, to experience the danger, drama and raw emotion of what truly is one of the toughest professions out there.

The Shape of History

This intriguing hour-long documentary will follow internationally acclaimed Irish artist Rowan Gillespie as he embarks on one of his greatest projects to date - a set of sculptures for Hobart's waterfront in Tasmania, depicting and honouring the untold story of the female convicts who, along with their children, were transported to Hobart from Great Britain and Ireland during the 19th century.

Moondance Productions

Moondance Productions is a television production company based in Dublin and London specialising in factual, reality and documentary series.

We are an international award winning, dynamic, innovative and forward thinking production company, with over 25 years of experience. Our creative team is made up of some of the best directors, cinematographers, producers, editors, and graphic designers in the business.

Established to produce strong and compelling programmes for both the Irish and International markets, our shows are presently broadcasting in Ireland, UK, USA. Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Africa.

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