Mooney Friday 12 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!



Shay Byrne with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment

Mooney Goes Wild

Mooney Goes Wild

Our usual Friday Mooney Goes Wild with Shay presenting and Richard Collins & Eanna Ni Lamhna in studio. Dr Stephen Newton (LIS), head of Seabird Conservation with Birdwatch Ireland joins Shay live in studio to speak about a Little Tern Colony in Ireland.


The science of magic

The science of magic

Do you believe your eyes? Can you trust your senses? And is anything really as it seems? These are just some of the questions posed by ILLUSION: NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS, the mind-bending new exhibition by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, which opens to the public this Friday.

What: ILLUSION is a perception-shattering insight into the human mind, playfully combining the techniques used by magicians and explored by psychologists. Open six days per week throughout the summer, admission to ILLUSION is free.

Where: Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street.

When: July 12, 2013 - September 29, 2013

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Tidal power

Tidal power

Alistair Borthwick, Professor of civil and environmental engineering at University in UCC has launched a report which may bring tidal energy closer to being used.

Terry Flanagan’s Report

Terry Flanagan’s Report

One of our listeners Marion rang into the show with a wildlife problem that she had. Terry Flanagan travelled to her house to investigate the problem in more detail.

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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