Mooney Monday 12 August 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!


Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment

Nick Munier

Nick Munier joined Derek live in studio to speak about his restaurant and staring in Celebrity Masterchef. Munier went on to tell Brenda & Derek how his new diet has helped him lose weight and tone up.

Centre for Talented Youth

Mary Kingston meets some academically above-average students at the
Centre for Talented Youth in DCU. The Centre for Talented Youth provides
enrichment courses for students with high academic ability. Mary Kingston speaks to the students there and how they find the term 'nerd'.

Reliving First Dates

Brenda Donoghue speaks to Derek about people reliving their first dates, and all the fuss around it like who should pay and who should ask one out.

Mooney's Monday Quiz


Our reporter Terry Flanagan went out to check some Goshawk Birds for the Mooney Show, you can hear his his report on the Mooney podcast.

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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Presenter: Derek Mooney


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