Mooney Wednesday 10 July 2013

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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.

Events & Listings

Click here for a full list of events taking place around the country, and movies currently on release, which might be of interest to wildlife lovers!

Mooney with Shay Byrne

Shay in the hot seat for Derek all this week.

Kestrel Update

Kestrel Update

The Kestrels have fledged the nest and John Lubsy from Bird watch
Ireland joined Shay & Brenda on the show.

Dylan Mc Grath - Masterchef

 Dylan Mc Grath from Masterchef joins Shay live in studio, speaking about his restaurant in Fade Street and his time recording the series of Masterchef.


Declan Power, security analysis joins Fergus Sweeney live in studio about Espionage, the history of the job and the work itself and also some products that are on sale for the public and of course the recent Snowden fiasco.

Vampire Facelift

Vampires are red-hot right now and we're not just talking about star-crossed, blood-sucking young lovers in books and television shows. Around the world women are undergoing a Vampire FaceLift. If you're spooked by needles or the sight of blood, this is not the beauty
treatment for you. The Vampire FaceLift uses a part of your blood to try erase a few years off your face. Is the blood vampires crave really the secret to looking younger? Reality TV star Kim Kardashian apparently thinks so, and she tweeted a picture of her face covered in blood.

Hedgerows: 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.


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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