Tuesday, April 9th 2013

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!!

May Events

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 mooney@rte.ie.

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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.

On Mooney today...

On Mooney today...

If you're worried about mortgages, negative equity, and house prices here at home, one interstellar organisation has a solution. Move to planet Mars! And we hear about an interesting venture, where you can anonymously buy a coffee for someone in need...

Suspended Coffee

Suspended Coffee

Suspended Coffee is a worldwide movement where you can leave a hot drink or a meal ‘behind the counter’ for a person in need.

It has just come to Ireland in the last two weeks, and Dublin woman Aoife Ryan is the woman behind bringing it here. She has set up the ‘Suspended Coffee Ireland’ page on Facebook (www.facebook.com/pages/Suspended-Coffee-Ireland) as well as a Twitter account (@SuspenCoffeeIre), spreading the good word to cafes and restaurants nationwide, and she joins Derek in studio to chat about why she became involved.

And Colm Flynn goes to meet Moira Graham, the owner of Soulful Bistro in Stoneybatter in Dublin – one of the businesses signed up to the ‘Suspended Coffee’ scheme - to find out how it's working for them...

Mission To Mars

Mission To Mars

Captain Kirk, Spock and the rest of the gang on board the Starship Enterprise boldly went where no man went before! However, they never made it to Mars. But that’s television for you! Reality is a lot stranger.

By 2013 it’s hoped that man (and woman) will not only set foot on the Red Planet, but set up camp there.

A not-for-profit organisation based in Holland, called Mars One, plans to make the seemingly impossible a reality. Bas Lansdorp is co-founder and General Director of Mars One. He’s on the line from the Netherlands to explain all about the project...

For more information, you can visit the Mars One website (http://www.mars-one.com), their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MarsOneProject) or follow them on Twitter (@MarsOneProject).

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