Monday, March 25th 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.


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

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!

On Mooney today...

On Mooney today...

We go backstage at last night’s Mooney Tunes concert in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, meet the entrepreneur who walked away from the Dragon’s Den with a most unexpected offer, and three listeners play Mooney's Monday Quiz!

Mooney Tunes 8

Mooney Tunes 8

Mooney Tunes 8 took place at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre last night, when the RTÉ Concert Orchestra were joined by guests including Elvis (in his guise as Mark Leen), Aonghus McAnally, Mary Byrne, Oliver Callan and Ireland's Women's Rugby Team! Brenda Donohue brings us some of the highlights from a very special night...

Dragons' Den: ID ME

Dragons' Den: ID ME

Last night's Dragon's Den, in association with Bank of Ireland, was as eventful as ever - there was health food, dog waste disposers, alarm systems and much more... But there was one couple who softened the hearts of the fiery dragons!

Deirdre O’Leary and Ryan Garrett arrived into the den with their unique product - waterproof, tearproof ID safety wristbands for children - but it was a slightly daunting pitch for the pair as Deirdre was 9 months pregnant at the time of filming...

To find out more about ID ME, visit

Dragons' Den is on Sundays at 9.30pm on RTÉ One - for more information about the series, and to play the Sixth Dragon, visit To watch the episode again on the RTÉ Player, click here.

Promo Copy Of 'That's All Right' Sells In Dublin For €64,000

Promo Copy Of 'That's All Right' Sells In Dublin For €64,000

Elvis impersonator Mark Leen hung up his jumpsuit for the final time at Mooney Tunes 8 last night. He tells us about his career, and how a copy of Elvis' 'That's All Right' sold for €64,000 at a Dublin auction over the weekend!

Mooney's Monday Quiz

Mooney's Monday Quiz

We go backstage at last night’s Mooney Tunes concert in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, meet the entrepreneur who walked away from the Dragon’s Den with a most unexpected offer, and three listeners play Mooney's Monday Quiz!

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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