Mooney, Wednesday August 21st 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!

Nature LIVE

On Sunday May 6th, 2018, RTÉ's Wild Island season goes international as Derek Mooney hosts one of the most ambitious LIVE natural history programmes ever undertaken. Broadcasting live from six countries across Europe, Nature LIVE will showcase some of the continents most extraordinary wildlife, from Polar Bears in the Norwegian Arctic to Flamingoes in southern Spain to Basking Sharks off the west of Ireland. This one-hour special will be anchored by RTÉ presenter Derek Mooney from the banks of Dublin’s River Liffey, with wildlife film-maker Colin Stafford-Johnson on the Blasket Islands.

Viewers can take part by sharing their own pictures and videos of nature and wildlife using #naturelive from wherever they live in Europe.

JOIN US

We have a limited number of audience tickets for this live event. Apply for tickets by email to natureliveaudience@rte.ie

Location: Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin

Date: Sunday 6th May 2018 

Time: 16.30 - 18.00      

*Gates close at 16.45!

Please note that this is an unseated event and outdoors so you will need to wear appropriate clothing for the Irish weather. We need the following information: The number of tickets you are applying for. Your name, surname, age contact phone number and address. The names, surnames and ages of your guests.

*Unfortunately we cannot accommodate for Children under 12yrs. All minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult/guardian

Tickets are limited so first come first served!

On Mooney today...

What would you be prepared to do to achieve fame and fortune? Derek talks to two celebrity wannabees. We hear the story of the New Yorker who pretended to be famous – and as a result – BECAME famous. And if YOU’RE hoping to hit the big time, tune in to Mooney at 3pm to sing live for pop impresario Louis Walsh!!

Cats Comes To The Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Cats Comes To The Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Fergus Sweeney heads down to the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin ahead of the opening tonight of hit musical Cats!  For more information about the production, visit www.bordgaisenergytheatre.ie/cats.

Fame

Back in 1987, Bros wanted to know When Will I Be Famous?, and 26 years later, thousands of teens want to know the same thing.  Brenda met two of them, Darragh Reck and Diandra Xavier, to find out why they wanted to achieve fame...

Darragh Reck, Brenda Donohue and Diandra Xavier

 

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh

The legendary music manager and The X Factor judge Louis Walsh is in studio to chat about the return on The X Factor in two weeks time, why this year will be his last on the show, why he is looking to create a new boyband - and if you would like to come on air and sing for Louis, then send a text to 51551, e-mail mooney@rte.ie or tweet us: @MooneyShow!

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

Music Played on the Show

Say Hello

Say Hello

Gavin James

3:27

Valerie

Valerie

Mark Ronson Feat Amy Whinehouse

3:50

Say Hello

Say Hello

Gavin James

3:27

Valerie

Valerie

Mark Ronson Feat Amy Whinehouse

3:50

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