Mooney Tuesday 22 October 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!

DCU Brain Facility

DCU, the Healthy Living Centre has set up a new clinic called
Neurofeedback. It is primarily for those suffering from ADHD and it is
run by a neuroscientist, Dr Michael Keane, who specialises in linking
brain function to behaviour. It's the only clinic of its kind in Ireland and the results have been very positive so far. Katriona & Derek went along to see what help can be provided. -  01  700 7171


(Katriona pictured above) 


Dinosaur Auction

Well, they say money can buy you anything. It bought Richard Attenborough his dream of Jurassic Park, anyway but if you don't have the billions required to put together your own dinosaur theme park, we might have an alternative for you! How about just buying an original set of dinosaur bones?


A genuine set of fossilised bones, about 150 million years old. They are fully verified, and together make up skeleton of a massive, 17-metre Diplodocus longus, one of the most iconic dinosaurs ever to walk the earth. The bones will go on sale on Wednesday, November 27, as part of a larger "Evolution Sale", in Billingshurst, West Sussex, in England. The curator of the sale is Errol Fuller and spoke to Derek about the sale.



Mooney's Quiz

Katriona Mc Fadden joins Derek for the Mooney's Moveable quiz. Our three contestants were Jackie Costello, Ronan Chevalier & Donal Murphy and our winner was Donal Murphy.


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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Islands In The Stream

Dolly Parton And Kenny Rogers




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Presenter: Derek Mooney


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