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This year's Dawn Chorus programme took place on Sunday, May 6th 2018, and was a roaring success!  All India Radio producer Monika Gulati sent us a pic of herself sporting our Dawn Chorus beanie!!

May Events

Well whilst our Dawn Chorus programme may have finished for another year, throughout May, events are still taking place around the country to celebrate the beautiful birdsong that our feathered friends provide.  For more information on these events, and on the annual Burren In Bloom festival that takes place from May 18th - 20th, visit our events listings page!  And if you have an event you'd like to let our listeners know about, e-mail

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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.

Below is a list of various nature and wildlife websites, and links to various documents of interest. And remember, sharing is caring! So if you come across a website that you think might be of interest to the rest of our listeners, do let us know - e-mail the details to, and we'll add it to the list below!

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General (Irish Wildlife Trust) (National Parks & Wildlife Service) (National Biodiversity Data Centre) (Wild Things At School - A Book For Primary School Teachers, by Eanna ni Lamhna - pdf document, 72 pages) (National Museum of Ireland, including Natural History Museum) (The National Trust for Ireland) (Irish Environmental Network) (ecological research within the School of Biological Sciences, Queens University, Belfast) (Wildlife First Aid information) (Agriculture and Food Development Authority) (Biodiversity Awareness website) (Friends Of The Earth) (Wildlife in Wexford) (Wexford Naturalists Field Club) (Wildlife in Cork) (Ireland's Wildlife) (ENFO - Environmental Information) (Environmental Protection Agency) (Northern Ireland Environment Agency) (Plant life, animal life, minerals, rocks & fossils of Northern Ireland) (Wildlife (Amendment) Act, 2000) (Guide To Habitats In Ireland, pdf document - 115 pages long) (Children's Nature Charity) (Biodiversity In Your School, pdf document - 12 pages) (wildlife photography)

Mammals (The Vincent Wildlife Trust in Ireland) (Agreement on the Conservation of Populations of European Bats) (Bats & Traditional Farm Buildings) (Bats In Houses - Guidance For Householders) (Conserving & Enhancing Wildlife in Towns and Villages)

Birds (Spring Alive migratory birds project) (official site for Golden Eagle, White Tailed Eagle, Red Kite & Hen Harrier projects) (the website of our own Eric Dempsey)

Insects (FIBKA - Federation of Irish Beekeepers' Associations) (Pollinators In Ireland)

Marine (Irish Whale & Dolphin Group) (website of Mooney Goes Wild's resident marine biologist)

Flora (Irish National Forestry Foundation) (Irish Peatland Conservation Council) (Irish Seed Saver Association)

Wildlife News (Environmental News Network)



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