Mooney Thursday 30 January 2014


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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!

Stuart’s Music Shop

It will hardly have escaped your notice that country music mega-star Garth Brooks is going to be making a come-back right here in Ireland in two concerts scheduled for Croke Park in July.

Tickets went on sale this morning Thursday 30th of January, but some ardent fans have started queuing early to avoid disappointment and to be sure to be sure that they manage to secure some of these red-hot tickets.

The place is Dungannon in County Tyrone and the location is Stuart’s Music Shop, owner Raymond Stuart spoke to Derek.

If you would like more information about Stuart's shop you can click here.

Nathan Carter launching his Album at Stewart's shop pictured above.

Mark Patterson

As you know we’re broadcasting from Derry today and Derek is joined by Radio Foyle’s Mark Patterson who presents The Mark Patterson Show in BBC Radio Foyle.

 Mark Patterson pictured above.


Total Western Wear - Amanda Mc Donagh

I’m standing here in the home of Amanda McDonagh and her husband Dermot McGeavy on the Culmore Road in Derry, just a mile from Muff and the Donegal border. Leather, buckles, hats and belts can all be bought on

Perfect fashionwear for anyone who is planning to go see Garth Brooks this July, you can find more information on Total Western Wear website click here.


The Henry Girls

The Henry Girls have come in to say hello  all the way from Inisowen in county Donegal. Sisters Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin spoke to Derek from Derry, you can find more information on their website here.

The new Album is called “Louder than words”

If you would like to see The Henry Girls, their up-coming tour dates are listed below;

Jan 30th Langton House Hotel, John Street, Kilkenny

Jan 31st Source Arts Centre in Thurles

Feb 1st Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

Feb 8th An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny

Feb 14th Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown

Feb 15th Riverside Theatre, University of Ulster, Coleraine

Feb16th Spirit Store , Dundalk

Feb 24th Mick Murphy’s Ballymore Eustace

Feb 25th Cunningham's , Kildare

Feb 28th The Tea Room Sessions Carrick-On-Suir





Nathan Carter

Nathan Carter speaks to Derek on the line from Belfast.

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

Music Played on the Show

Wagon Wheel

Wagon Wheel

Nathan Carter


You've Got A Friend In Me

You've Got A Friend In Me

Nathan Carter




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Presenter: Derek Mooney


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