Mooney, Wednesday August 6th 2014

Dawn Chorus 2018

This year's Dawn Chorus programme will take place on Sunday, May 6th 2018, and will be broadcast from across Europe and beyond between midnight and 7am!  For more information, click here.

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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!

On Mooney today...

On Mooney today...

Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh discovers the busiest department in St James's Hospital: a unit dealing exclusively with falls and blackouts. We find out about a fascinating new app that allows you to scan a barcode on a headstone to discover all about the individual lying below your feet. And George Hamilton, on things you didn't know about George Hamilton! Multi-linguist, former BBC commentator and orchestral principal cellist! He joins Derek in studio this afternoon...

George Hamilton

George Hamilton

It all seems so long ago now, doesn't it? Spain and England went home early, Brazil suffered their worst ever defeat, but the performances of some of the lesser-celebrated footballing nations delighted all fans of the beautiful game this summer.

For RTÉ, George Hamilton described the moment that the whole of Germany will treasure for a very long time – their footballers lifting the World Cup last month.

George Hamilton

George covers many sporting events for RTÉ, including football and rugby and he can also be heard every Saturday morning on our sister channel, RTÉ Lyric fm, where he presents The Hamilton Scores (www.rte.ie/lyricfm/the-hamilton-scores).

He joins us in studio to chat about life, work, and his memories of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. 

Germany celebrate winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup

The football website that George mentions is www.dangerhere.com.

Behind The Scenes At St. James' Hospital

Behind The Scenes At St. James' Hospital

In the second of three reports from St. James' Hospital in Dublin, Bláthnaid ni Chofaigh continues to look around the largest academic hospital in Dublin. Did you know that St. James is one of the oldest - when it opened in 1727, those on the board of the hospital included Arthur Guinness and Dean Swift...

Singles Night Out!

Singles Night Out!

We are organising a singles night out for our listeners who are over 35! The where and when is still being finalised, but if you are interested in joining in the fun, then send us an e-mail! Let us know your age, gender, and if you are single. You must be available to travel to the venue at your own expense. Please send your e-mail to mooney@rte.ie, with the subject line 'Singles Night Out'. And keep listening for further information!

Search For A Child Star Finalists

Search For A Child Star Finalists

Earlier this year, we launched our competition to find Ireland's newest child star. The competition was open to boys and girls who were aged 10 years old or under. We asked you to record a piece that was no more than three minutes long, and e-mail it in to us.

The finalists, in no particular order, are:

- Hannah Kinsella (9 years old, from Lucan, Co. Dublin) with Pushover
- Nikki Brown (8 years old, from Saggart, Co. Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind
- Anna Lily Fox (6 years old, from Ballinalee, Co. Longford) with a Johnny Cash medley
- Laoise Farrell (9 years old, from Ogonnolloe. Co. Clare) with The Call
- Alannah Bermingham (10 years old, from Kilmacud, Dublin) with Colours Of The Wind

The date for the final will be announced shortly and the winner will perform at our Christmas Mooney Tunes concert.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

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 www.irishwildlifematters.ie

Music Played on the Show

Ireland's Call

Ireland's Call

Claudia Boyle And Rté Concert Orchestra

3:44

Sea Song

Sea Song

Lisa Hannigan (Vocal)

3:23

Atlantic Avenue

Atlantic Avenue

Average White Band

2:37

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