Mooney Friday 12 July 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.

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Shay Byrne with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment

Mooney Goes Wild

Mooney Goes Wild

Our usual Friday Mooney Goes Wild with Shay presenting and Richard Collins & Eanna Ni Lamhna in studio. Dr Stephen Newton (LIS), head of Seabird Conservation with Birdwatch Ireland joins Shay live in studio to speak about a Little Tern Colony in Ireland.

 

The science of magic

The science of magic

Do you believe your eyes? Can you trust your senses? And is anything really as it seems? These are just some of the questions posed by ILLUSION: NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS, the mind-bending new exhibition by Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, which opens to the public this Friday.

What: ILLUSION is a perception-shattering insight into the human mind, playfully combining the techniques used by magicians and explored by psychologists. Open six days per week throughout the summer, admission to ILLUSION is free.

Where: Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, Pearse Street.

When: July 12, 2013 - September 29, 2013

More information: http://www.sciencegallery.com/illusion

Tidal power

Tidal power

Alistair Borthwick, Professor of civil and environmental engineering at University in UCC has launched a report which may bring tidal energy closer to being used.

Terry Flanagan’s Report

Terry Flanagan’s Report

One of our listeners Marion rang into the show with a wildlife problem that she had. Terry Flanagan travelled to her house to investigate the problem in more detail.

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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