What's On - Radio & TV

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 mooney@rte.ie.

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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.

There's a variety of wildlife and nature programmes on radio and TV at the moment - here are some of our highlights of the week. If you notice something that you think would be of interest to our listeners, please let us know by e-mailing mooney@rte.ie!

Sunday, April 1st 2018

07:35   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

18:30   RTÉ One   SPECIAL: Atlantic Salmon - Lost At Sea! [Gabriel Byrne narrates Deirdre Brennan's documentary, which attempts to find out why the species known as 'the king of the fish' is dying out in the seas]

20:30   RTÉ 2   Life Story [David Attenborough examines the movement that comes for all animals when they must strike out on their own.  With their parents absent, various creatures must learn to survive in a dangerous world]

22:00   RTÉ Radio 1   Mooney Goes Wild

Monday, April 2nd 2018

07:05   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

09:30   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60

Tuesday, April 3rd 2018

06:55   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

09:30   RTÉ 2   Deadly Pole To Pole

17:00   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60 (R)

19:00   RTÉ 2   It's A Park's Life [This edition features Frank Greally, the organiser of the Phoenix Park Remembrance Run] (R, S)

20:30   RTÉ 2   The Lion Queens [Cameras follow female forest rangers as they change the face of wildlife management in a traditionally male-dominated industry] (OS)

Wednesday, April 4th 2018

07:05   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

17:00   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60

Thursday, April 5th 2018

02:50   RTÉ One   Creedon's Shannon (R)

04:40   RTÉ One   Francis Brennan's Grand Vietnamese Tour (R, ISL, S)

07:05   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

17:00   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60

19:30   TG4   Béaloideas Beo [Sean Mac an tSithigh discusses birds in folklore and the superstitions associated with the creatures] (OS, GS)

21:30   TG4   Madraí na nGael [Documentary looking at Irish wolfhounds and their place in local legends] (OS)

Friday, April 6th 2018

07:10   RTÉ 2   Puffin Rock (S)

16:55   TG4   WAC (OS)

17:00   RTÉ 2   Deadly 60

22:30   RTÉ Radio 1   Seascapes [The maritime programme with Fergal Keane]

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