Thursday, May 16th 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 Mooney today...

On Thursday, May 9th, at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra staged a very special tribute to the 57-year musical legacy of The Eurovision Song Contest.

The show was called Mooney's Eurovision Melodies. It was presented by Derek Mooney, and featured an array of talent, including some of Ireland's best-known Eurovision winners, Niamh Kavanagh, Paul Harrington, as well as Ireland's number one Abba tribute band, Abba-esque.

So if you weren't able to make it to the NCH last week, never fear - on today's show, we bring you the highlights of Mooney's Eurovision Melodies!

Derek In Copenhagen!

Today, Derek travelled from Malmö to Copenhagen, where he visited the statue of acclaimed Danish writer Hans Christian Anderson, on Hans Christian Anderson Boulevard!

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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