Don't Feed the Gondolas

Don't Feed the Gondolas is an Irish comedy panel show, that ran for four series on Network 2 between 1997 and 2001. The show was hosted by Seán Moncrieff and the longest-serving panellists were Brendan O'Connor and Dara Ó Briain.

Don't Feed the Gondolas
Also known asDFTG
GenreComedy, satire
Written bySeán Moncrieff
Directed byColm Crowley
Presented byBrendan O'Connor (2000-2001)
Seán Moncrieff (1997-2000)
StarringEddie Bannon
Des Bishop
Dara Ó Briain
Brendan O'Connor
Kevin McAleer
Patrick McDonnell
Country of originIreland
Original language(s)English
No. of series4
Producer(s)Colm Crowley
Production location(s)RTÉ Television Centre, Donnybrook, Dublin 4
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time30-35 minutes
Original networkNetwork 2
Original release1 December 1997 
26 March 2001

The name of the show is attributed to a remark made by a Wicklow County Councillor, Jimmy Miley, during a meeting regarding Blessington Lake. When the meeting proposed putting a gondola on the lake, he remarked: "That's all very well, but who's going to feed it?"[1]

A running gag of the show, whereby the host Seán Moncrieff would make prank calls under the alias 'Monica Loolly' and claim to be from a small town in Galway named Ahascragh.


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 November 2016. Retrieved 31 October 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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