Mooney Goes Wild

    Sunday, 10pm-11pm, RTÉ Radio 1

    Mooney Wednesday 14 August 2013



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

    Draw with Don Compeition

    You can watch Don Conroy drawing a cat on our Radio One YouTube channel. Email with your drawing to be in with a chance to win a prize.

    Competition closes next Monday, 20th of August.

    The competition prize is a copy of the Secrets of the Irish Landscape.



    Lonely Bouquet

    Mary Kingston spoke to Derek about the Lonely Bouquet, where free flowers are being placed across the capital.


    Cost of owning a car

    Conor Faughnan of the AA dropped into studio to speak to Derek about the cost of owning and running a car in Ireland from a survey that the AA compiled.

    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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