Mooney Goes Wild

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    Mooney Friday 18 July 2014



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


    Mooney Goes Wild

    We hear about the small bird that builds a nest up to a ton in weight and several metres in length, We find out about the Rare species of Moss which has reappeared in Clara Bog, Co Offaly and singer Honor Heffernan tells us why she's concerned about the effect that urban development is having on birdlife in south Dublin.


    Sociable Weavers

    Derek & panel chat about Sociable Weavers, check out their nest.



    Rare Moss fin in Clara bog

    Our Mooney Goes Wild panel look at a rare moss previously thought to have been extinct in Ireland which has been found on a Clara bog in County Offaly.


    Report on Deers

    Terry Flanagan investigates the death of a fawn deer in the Phoenix Park.





    Tree Cutting

    Derek bumped into Honor Heffernan and felt upset over trees being cut in her area. So, our own Éanna Ni Lamhna went to Dun Laoighaire to visit Honor and tell her the laws of the land on this matter.

    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.


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    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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