Mooney Wednesday 14 August 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!



Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment

Draw with Don Compeition

You can watch Don Conroy drawing a cat on our Radio One YouTube channel. Email with your drawing to be in with a chance to win a prize.

Competition closes next Monday, 20th of August.

The competition prize is a copy of the Secrets of the Irish Landscape.


Gold Medal for Cork

Gold Medal for Cork

Brenda Donohue is in Cork with the relatives and friends of Rob Heffernan
following his Gold medal success in Moscow.

Lonely Bouquet

Lonely Bouquet

Mary Kingston spoke to Derek about the Lonely Bouquet, where free flowers are being placed across the capital.


Cost of owning a car

Cost of owning a car

Conor Faughnan of the AA dropped into studio to speak to Derek about the cost of owning and running a car in Ireland from a survey that the AA compiled.

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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