Mooney, Thursday August 29th 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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Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment

On Mooney today...

Derek meets the secret artist who's literally giving it away for free! He talks to the businessman who's found a solution to the problem of the lost sock. And solicitor Gerald Kean drops in for a chat...

Gerald Kean

Gerald Kean

The man sitting in front of Derek today could be described as the epitome of sartorial elegance. However, a couple of weeks ago he attended the Eminem concert at Slane and some people seemed to suggest he was dressing a little younger than his age - according to the The Irish Mail On Sunday, he appeared to be attempting to "embrace his inner rapper"!

Celebrity legal eagle Gerald Kean joins us in studio today...

Final Of The Hit Tomorrow

Final Of The Hit Tomorrow

The big finale of RTÉ’s The Hit takes place TOMORROW! Presented by Nicky Byrne and Aidan Power, The Hit is the latest music reality show format – and it’s been doing relatively well, with a quarter of a million people tuning in each week.

And that’s just in Ireland. It’s about to travel around the world!

If you were listening yesterday, you'll have heard Philip Kampff, who is the creator of The Hit and the owner of Vision Independent Productions, as did Declan Jones, who is the Head of Development with Vision Independent Productions, and whose job on The Hit was to listen to and whittle down the 1000 songs received into the show...

Today, we'll play all six songs!

To find out how to download Mundy's Jigsaw Man and Finbar Furey's The Last Great Love Song, visit www.rte.ie/tv/voting/thehitdownload.

For more information about The Hit, visit the website: www.rte.ie/tv/thehit, and to watch previous episodes of The Hit, click here!

Mooney Tunes 9

Mooney Tunes 9, with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, will take place at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre on December 16th; the close of applications for stories from listeners is September 30th. Visit www.rte.ie/mooney to find out how to submit your choice of music and accompanying story!

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.

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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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