Mooney Tuesday 13 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!

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

 

 

Owl Painting Competition

Don Conroy drops into studio to give his decision on the winner of the Owl painting competition.

History Behind Acronyms

You probably know this already but ABBA is an acronym made up of the first letters of the names of each of the four band members. Agnetha , Björn , Benny Andersson and Anni-Frid. You probably also know that S.O.S. is another acronym. Apparently, standing for "Save Our Souls" Olan Mc Gowan joined Derek in studio to fill us in on the history of acronyms.

Cutlery and food

Most of us sit down to our evening meal or eat out in our favourite restaurant, we probably don't pay much attention to the knife we use. Professor Charles Spence has done research which shows that the cutlery we use can affect our dining experience. Our reporter Katriona Mc Fadden went to Sheridan's cheese mongers in South Ann Street to do a tasting test with cheese served on a knife and cheese served with cocktail sticks.

Emigrant Love Story

President John F Kennedy with part of his speech in the Dail on June 28th 1963, this US President John F Kennedy speech features in an exhibition currently running in The Little Museum of Dublin on St Stephen's Green which focuses on the story of the Irish in America. Called ‘Your Huddled Masses,’ the exhibition, a guide to 300-years of emigration across the Atlantic, takes its title from the 1883 sonnet The New Colossus by American poet Emma Lazarus, who wrote: "Give me your tired, your poor/ Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free/The wretched refuse of your teeming shore." Anne Jove from Connecticut - who’s currently working in the museum - is descended from some of those featured. Anne spoke to Derek on today’s show.

Courtesy of Myles Dungan, (www.mylesdungan.com).

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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