What's On - Events & Movies

Mooney Goes Wild will be on a two-week break over the Christmas and New Year period, and will return on Monday, December 7th at 10pm.  In the meantime, we invite you to join Derek from 2.30pm until 4pm on Christmas Eve, when he'll be joined by a very, very special guest: Santa Claus! 

Four Tips For Feeding Hungry Birds In Cold Weather

This is a tough time for birds.  Keen gardeners will know that their natural food source has been depleted, leaving our feathered friends struggling to find food.  They need all the help they can get.  Click here to read Jim Wilson's tips for feeding hungry birds in cold weather.

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There are plenty more nature events taking place all around the country, organised by a variety of different groups.  If you have an event that you'd like to let our listeners know about, please get in contact - e-mail mooney@rte.ie!  And from March Of The Penguins to Finding Dory, many classic movies feature wildlife and animals; below are just some such movies on release or coming soon...


Friday, October 19th 2018: CARLOW

BirdWatch Ireland - The Birds of Bahrain and the National Ringing Scheme, by Dr Brendan Kavanagh. Tinryland Parish Hall, 8.00pm.

Saturday, October 20th 2018: DUBLIN - TOLKA

BirdWatch Ireland - Car outing to Wexford. Meet at Botanic Gardens at 8.00am or Farmer's Kitchen, Drinagh, at 10.15am.

Saturday, October 20th 2018: SLIGO

BirdWatch Ireland - I-WeBS count in Sligo Harbour. Meet in Cartron at 12.30pm.

Saturday, October 20th 2018: WICKLOW

BirdWatch Ireland - Trip to Dundalk to see wintering waterbirds. 

Sunday, October 21st 2018: SLIGO

BirdWatch Ireland - Outing to Inch, Co Donegal, to see wintering wildfowl. Meet in Cartron car park at 9.00am. If the weather is fine we may hike around the lake (about 8 km on easy terrain).

Monday, October 22nd 2018: TIPPERARY

BirdWatch Ireland - Feeding garden birds (speaker to be confirmed). Cabragh Wetlands, Thurles, 7.30pm.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018: CORK

BirdWatch Ireland - Wildlife through a lens: a talk and slide-show by Charlie Lee. SMA Hall, Wilton, 8.00pm.

Tuesday, October 23rd 2018: KILKENNY

BirdWatch Ireland - Bird conservation in Ireland and Britain, by Mark Robins (Head of Conservation and Policy, BirdWatch Ireland). Heritage Council Offices, Church Lane, Kilkenny formerly the Bishop’s Palace) at 8.00pm. All welcome.

Tuesday, October 30th 2018: LAOIS

BirdWatch Ireland - Birding in New Zealand, by Dick Coombes (BirdWatch Ireland). Parish Centre, Portlaoise, 8.00pm.

Saturday, November 3rd 2018: GALWAY

BirdWatch Ireland - Outing at Nimmo’s Pier, Galway, with Tom Cuffe. Meet at base of pier, 10.30am. Would suit both beginners and more experienced birdwatchers.

Sunday, November 4th 2018: CARLOW

BirdWatch Ireland - Outing to Cahore Marsh, Co Wexford. Meet at Ballinoulart car park at south end at 10.00am.

Sunday, November 4th 2018: WEST CORK

BirdWatch Ireland - Outing to Rosscarbery Estuary. Meet at Celtic Ross Hotel, Rosscarbery, at 10.30am for car-share to Owenahincha and walk back to Rosscarbery. Half-day with full-day option. Leader: David Rees.

Monday, November 5th 2018: LOUTH

BirdWatch Ireland - The Dublin Bay Birds Project, by Helen Boland (BirdWatch Ireland) – to be confirmed (check website later). The Spirit Store, Dundalk, 8.00pm.

Tuesday, November 6th 2018: DUBLIN - SOUTH

BirdWatch Ireland - The Secret Lives of Crows, by Ricky Whelan (BirdWatch Ireland). Graduate Bar, Rochestown Ave, 8.00pm.

Thursday, November 8th 2018: DUBLIN - FINGAL

BirdWatch Ireland - Talk by Ricky Whelan (BirdWatch Ireland). Blue Bar Lounge, Skerries Harbour, 8.00pm.

Thursday, November 8th 2018: KILDARE

BirdWatch Ireland - An update on the Pine Marten in Ireland, by Kate McAney (or Ruth Hanniffy) (Vincent Wildlife Trust). Townhouse Hotel, Naas, 8.00pm.

Thursday, November 8th 2018: WESTMEATH

BirdWatch Ireland - Corncrake Conservation, by Feargal Ó Cuinneagáin. Bloomfield Hotel, Mullingar, 8.00pm.

Saturday, November 10th 2018: DONEGAL

BirdWatch Ireland - Outing to Inch Levels. Meet at the Tready car park at 10.00am. (Directions: Coming from Letterkenny, turn left at Burt Church and continue for 2 km).

Saturday, November 10th 2018: DUBLIN - FINGAL

BirdWatch Ireland - Visit to Kilcoole and East Coast Nature Reserve, Co Wicklow. Meet in Kilcoole train station car park at 10.30am.

Saturday, November 10th 2018: KILDARE

BirdWatch Ireland - Annual bus trip to Carlingford Lough. Meet at B&Q car park, Naas, at 9.00am.

Sunday, November 11th 2018: DUBLIN - SOUTH

BirdWatch Ireland - Coach trip to Galway. Leaving Dún Laoghaire ferry terminal at 8.30am sharp.

Sunday, November 11th 2018: SLIGO

BirdWatch Ireland - The Sligo Branch will have a stall at the Science Fair at Sligo IT. Stop by for a chat and to learn about the branch's activities.

Tuesday, November 13th 2018: WICKLOW

BirdWatch Ireland - The birds and other wildlife of Cape Clear, by Steve Wing (Cape Clear Wildlife Officer). Glenview Hotel, 8.00pm.

Friday, November 16th 2018: CARLOW

BirdWatch Ireland - The breeding Merlins and Ravens of Connemara National Park, by Dermot Breen (NPWS Conservation Ranger). Tinryland Parish Hall, 8.00pm.

Friday, November 16th 2018: SLIGO

BirdWatch Ireland - Science Week lecture at Sligo IT. Speaker to be arranged and will be advertised through social media.

Saturday, November 17th 2018: KILKENNY

BirdWatch Ireland - Outing to Cabragh Wetlands, Thurles. Meet at outside Kilkenny Castle for car-pooling at 10.00am, or at the visitors’ centre in Cabragh at 11.15am. Bring rain gear and binoculars.

Sunday, November 18th 2018: SLIGO

BirdWatch Ireland - I-WeBS count at Drumcliffe Bay. Meet in Cartron at 9.30am.

Wednesday, November 21st 2018: DUBLIN - TOLKA

BirdWatch Ireland - The changing fortunes of Ireland's birds through the Bird Atlas years (1968 to 2011), by Brian Caffrey (BirdWatch Ireland). Botanic Gardens Auditorium, 7.45pm (car park open 7.30pm).

Thursday, November 22nd 2018: DUBLIN - FINGAL

BirdWatch Ireland - Conservation in action, by Richard Nairn. Blue Bar Lounge, Skerries Harbour, 8.00pm.

Saturday, November 24th 2018: CLARE

BirdWatch Ireland - Joint outing with the Limerick Branch to Curraghchase Forest Park.  Hoping to see Hawfinch, Jay, Buzzard, Red Squirrel, etc.  Meet in the car park about a kilometre inside the barrier at 9.30am. Leaders: Austin Cooney, Brian Finnegan.

Saturday, November 24th 2018: CORK

BirdWatch Ireland - Joint outing to Harper’s Island Wetland Centre, Glounthane, Cork, with the Tipperary Branch, starting at 2.00pm and continuing while light allows.

Saturday, November 24th 2018: DUBLIN - TOLKA

BirdWatch Ireland - Car outing to Dundalk Bay and the Co Louth coast. Meet at Botanic Gardens at 8.30am or Dundalk Harbour at 9.45am.

Saturday, November 24th 2018: LIMERICK

BirdWatch Ireland - Joint outing with Clare Branch to Currachase Forest Park to look for Jays, Hawfinches, squirrels, etc. Meet in car park at 9.30am. Leaders: Clodagh Glasgow, Tom Lynch.

Saturday, November 24th 2018: TIPPERARY

BirdWatch Ireland - Joint outing with Cork branch to Harper's Island Reserve, Glounthane, Cork, starting at 2.00pm and continuing while light allows. See branch website later for more details.

Saturday, November 24th 2018: WICKLOW

BirdWatch Ireland - Garden Bird Workshop at the ECNR. Meet at the main entrance on Sea Road at 10.00am.

Saturday, December 8th 2018: DONEGAL

BirdWatch Ireland - Outing to Carrickfin. Meet at the Blue Flag beach car park beyond  the airport buildings at 10.00am.

Sunday, December 16th 2018: SLIGO

BirdWatch Ireland - I-WeBS count, Sligo Harbour. Meet in Cartron at 8.45am.


Dog Days (PG; currently on release)

An ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals around sunny Los Angeles.

Duck Duck Goose (PG; currently on release)

Peng rejects the community of his tight-knit flock of geese in an attempt to live life on his own terms. But after he narrowly rescues two young ducklings, he must learn to care for them despite his independent attitude...

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (12A, currently on release)

Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt.

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales... (G, currently on release)

The countryside isn't always as calm and peaceful as it's made out to be, and the animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus!



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