Thursday, January 24th 2013

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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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.

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!

Nature LIVE

On Sunday May 6th, 2018, RTÉ's Wild Island season goes international as Derek Mooney hosts one of the most ambitious LIVE natural history programmes ever undertaken. Broadcasting live from six countries across Europe, Nature LIVE will showcase some of the continents most extraordinary wildlife, from Polar Bears in the Norwegian Arctic to Flamingoes in southern Spain to Basking Sharks off the west of Ireland. This one-hour special will be anchored by RTÉ presenter Derek Mooney from the banks of Dublin’s River Liffey, with wildlife film-maker Colin Stafford-Johnson on the Blasket Islands.

Viewers can take part by sharing their own pictures and videos of nature and wildlife using #naturelive from wherever they live in Europe.

JOIN US

We have a limited number of audience tickets for this live event. Apply for tickets by email to natureliveaudience@rte.ie

Location: Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin

Date: Sunday 6th May 2018 

Time: 16.30 - 18.00      

*Gates close at 16.45!

Please note that this is an unseated event and outdoors so you will need to wear appropriate clothing for the Irish weather. We need the following information: The number of tickets you are applying for. Your name, surname, age contact phone number and address. The names, surnames and ages of your guests.

*Unfortunately we cannot accommodate for Children under 12yrs. All minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian

Tickets are limited so first come first served!

Mooney

Mooney

We find out how to train your cat to use a human toilet, and we talk to Disney producer Chris Nee about her work on TV programmes such as Sesame Street and the hit children's TV show Doc McStuffins! Plus: play Mooney's Money and be in with a chance of winning a Mediterranean cruise!

Mrs. Brown's Boys

Mrs. Brown's Boys

At the National Television Awards in London last night, Mrs. Brown's Boys trumped again, coming away with the award for Best Situation Comedy.  Rory Cowan, aka Rory in Mrs. Brown's Boys, joins Derek in studio to celebrate!

Chris Nee, Creator Of Doc McStuffins

Chris Nee, Creator Of Doc McStuffins

If you are the parent of a small child, or if you ARE a small child, you'll know all about Doc McStuffins - an American cartoon that airs daily on the Disney Junior channel and is produced here in Ireland by Brown Bag Films.

Disney are overjoyed with the cartoon, which has become the most-watched show on Disney Junior. It tells the stories of Doc McStuffins, a six-year-old girl who cares for sick toys. Her ‘magic pink stethoscope’ brings her toys to life and she has a clinic to care for poorly dolls and stuffed animals.

So what is it about this cartoon that is so appealing to preschoolers? Chris Nee is the Emmy-award winning creator and executive producer of Doc McStuffins and she is joins us live in studio this afternoon!

Doc McStuffins is on every day on Disney Junior! Click here for more information on Doc McStuffins, and lots of activities on the Disney website: www.disney.co.uk/disney-junior.

Toilet Training For Cats!

Toilet Training For Cats!

We recently came across a fantastic cat story, involving a photographer called Alex! Alex Hutchinson is 27, and a fashion photographer (a really good one at that!), and he and his girlfriend Lisa have two cats. They love cats! But they live in an apartment in Goatstown in Dublin and they found that the smell of the kitty litter tray where the cats go to the toilet wasn’t very nice.

So Alex decided to investigate was there another way - could he wean the cats off their tray and off kitty litter? Alex wondered could he train his cats to use the regular human toilet... So he looked up it up online, realised other people around the world were doing it and two months ago he started the cat toilet-training project, with great success! Katriona McFadden went along to meet the couple and their toilet-trained tabbies last night...

To see more of Alex's photography, visit his website: www.alexhutchinsonphotography.com or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AlexHutchinsonPhotography.

Peeps pays a visit!


Sooty and Peeps get to grips with their new toilet training!


Alex with the Litter Kwitter that he is using to toilet train his kitties!


Alex's photography, featuring model Sharon with a kitten


Alex's photography, featuring model Sharon with a kitten

Well Alex may be training his cats to use the human toilet but you can actually train your cats to do all sorts of things! Vet Claire Meade is Founder of Ireland’s only Cat Hospital in Glanmire, County Cork, and she joins Derek today from our Cork studio...

Mrs. Brown's Boys Wins Best Sitcom At National Television Awards

At the National Television Awards in London last night, Mrs. Brown's Boys trumped again, coming away with the award for Best Situation Comedy. Rory Cowan, aka Rory in Mrs. Brown's Boys, joins Derek in studio to celebrate!

Doc McStuffins

If you are the parent of a small child, or if you ARE a small child, you'll know all about Doc McStuffins - an American cartoon that airs daily on the Disney Junior channel and is produced here in Ireland by Brown Bag Films. Disney are overjoyed with the cartoon, which has become the most-watched show on Disney Junior. It tells the stories of Doc McStuffins, a six-year-old girl who cares for sick toys. Her 'magic pink stethoscope' brings her toys to life and she has a clinic to care for poorly dolls and stuffed animals. So what is it about this cartoon that is so appealing to preschoolers? Chris Nee is the Emmy-award winning creator and executive producer of Doc McStuffins and she is joins us live in studio this afternoon! Doc McStuffins is on every day on Disney Junior!

Toilet Training Cats

We recently came across a fantastic cat story, involving a photographer called Alex! Alex Hutchinson is 27, and a fashion photographer (a really good one at that!), and he and his girlfriend Lisa have two cats. They love cats! But they live in an apartment in Goatstown in Dublin and they found that the smell of the kitty litter tray where the cats go to the toilet wasn't very nice. So Alex decided to investigate was there another way - could he wean the cats off their tray and off kitty litter? Alex wondered could he train his cats to use the regular human toilet... So he looked up it up online, realised other people around the world were doing it and two months ago he started the cat toilet-training project, with great success! Katriona McFadden went along to meet the couple and their toilet-trained tabbies last night... To see more of Alex's photography, visit his website: www.alexhutchinsonphotography.com or Facebook page: www.facebook.com/AlexHutchinsonPhotography. Well Alex may be training his cats to use the human toilet but you can actually train your cats to do all sorts of things! Vet Claire Meade is Founder of Ireland's only Cat Hospital in Glanmire, County Cork, and she joins Derek today from our Cork studio...

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

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