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!!
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 email@example.com.
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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.
Eurovision 2013: Sweden’s Melodifestivalen 2013 & Songs Announced So Far
On today’s Mooney Bank Holiday Special, Paul G joins Derek and Brenda to preview some of the songs taking part in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. Amongst the line up is Sweden’s Robin Stjernberg (pictured), who surprised everyone by winning Melodifestivalen 2013 with the song You, and thus will represent Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö in May.
We also hear the songs that will represent Austria, Holland, Croatia, Russia, Ireland, Norway, Malta, Armenia, United Kingdom, Finland, France, Spain and Belarus.
For more on Eurovision 2013 click here: www.eurovision.tv/page/malmo-2013.
Dragons' Den: Gourmet Dog Food
It was all drama on Dragon’s Den (in association with Bank of Ireland) last night. There was cloak and there was dagger and there were tactics fit for Machiavelli himself… Zoologist and canine nutritionist Dr. Conor Brady was pitching his gourmet dog food business to the dragons. And then, Gavin Duffy stunned everybody by questioning the morality of the business. Some of the Dragons were surprised, to say the least, with Gavin’s moral dilemma. But then, just when we think it is all over and all by one Dragon were out, the strangest thing happened - Gavin revealed that his previous comments were merely a ploy to get the best possible deal!
Conor Brady, Managing Director of Dogs First, joins Derek in studio to tell us what he made of it all! For more information about the business, visit www.dogsfirst.ie.
Dragons' Den is on Sundays at 9.30pm on RTÉ One - for more information about the series, and to play the Sixth Dragon, visit www.rte.ie/tv/dragonsden. To watch the episode again on the RTÉ Player, click here.
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