Thursday 21 February 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!



On a special Mooney Show today, we’ll bring you a taste of Sheffield in South Yorkshire where The Full Monty stage show – coming soon to Ireland - is premiering;

Derek will be getting a bird’s eye view of the furnaces in the town where stainless steel was first forged;

And Brenda will be out with our very own home-grown striptease artist

John Law

John Law

Retired Teacher and Former Steelworker talks to Derek


Lindsay Leonard

Lindsay Leonard

Lindsay reminds us of the Steel Strike of 1980 and she went to see The Full Monty last night in Sheffield and gives an independent review


Derek visits a steel foundry in Sheffield

Derek visits a steel foundry in Sheffield

Ian Nicholls, Managing Director of Vulcan SFM, part of Sheffield Forgemasters International gives Derek a tour of the forge


Interview with Craig Gazey, Actor in The Full Monty

Interview with Craig Gazey, Actor in The Full Monty

Brenda chats to Craig about the show

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.


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



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