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    Thursday, May 23rd 2013

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    On Mooney today...

    We hear about the three ducklings in Clara, Co. Offaly, who are being breastfed by a cat and one of Ireland’s favourite comedians, Katherine Lynch, tells us about life as Bernie Walsh, Liz Hurley and Sheila Sheik!

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    Ducklings Suckle On Clara Cat!

    Families come in all shapes and sizes.

    Sometimes Mum and Dad look after the children.

    Sometimes it’s only Mum or only Dad.

    Sometimes it’s a grandparent or aunt or uncle.

    But, usually, they are all the same SPECIES!

    We got a fascinating e-mail into Mooney, telling us of a most peculiar story: baby ducks who have been adopted by their arch-enemy... the cat!

    Yes, you heard right! Mooney reporter Katriona McFadden has been finding out more…

    Ronan and Emma Lally live on a small farm in Clara, Co. Offaly, and they e-mailed us to tell us that they "keep some hens. We got some duck eggs from a local lady and put them under a broody hen. Three of the ducklings survived. But then they disappeared and Ronan blamed the cat".

    True enough 'The White Cat', as they call her, was spotted a while later with a duckling in her mouth. But she wasn’t eating it - she was bringing the ducklings in to cuddle up with her newly-born kittens!

    Now, if that wasn’t mad enough, Ronan and Emma spotted the ducklings breastfeeding from the cat – so they told their family who said "you have to contact Mooney!"

    The White Cat with her kittens and adopted ducklings!

    The White Cat with her kittens and adopted ducklings!

    The White Cat with her kittens and adopted ducklings!

    The White Cat with her kittens and adopted ducklings!

    The White Cat with her kittens and adopted ducklings!  

     

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    Katherine Lynch

    Singin’ Bernie Walsh and Liz Hurley are just two of the many hilarious characters created by one of Ireland’s favourite comediennes, Katherine Lynch.

    She has had 32 sold-out nights at Vicar Street, and seven years of hit shows on RTÉ under her belt.

    However the last time she was on our progamme, we were in the Riverbank Theatre in Newbridge, in Kildare - and Katherine showed us a very different side to her when she sang On Raglan Road for us...

    And today we have a treat in store for you, with a song she wrote herself and featuring the very talented Sharon Shannon. Katherine joins Derek in studio to chat about her acting and comedic performances, her passion for singing - and her link to Patrick Kavanagh!

    The album Settling Dust is out now on Crashed Music: www.crashedmusic.com.  For more on Katherine, visit katherinelynch.tv.

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    The Swallow: From Egg To Africa

    This documentary, presented by Eric Dempsey and produced by Derek Mooney, was first broadcast on November 10th 2004.

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    Mooney's Thursday Quiz

    Three listeners attempt to beat the clock, and each other, to win two nights B&B at the Ballyliffin Hotel in Ballyliffin, County Donegal!

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    IMPORTANT NOTICE

    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 www.irishwildlifematters.ie

     

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    Music Played on the Show

    • 02:02 p.m.
      Title: We Are Family
      Composer: Rodgers/Edwards
      Performer(s): Sister Sledge
      Performer(s):
      Album: Wedding Disco , Universal , 9840503
      Duration: 0:03:17

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