Mooney, Monday October 14th 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, with Marty Morrissey

On Mooney today, with Marty Morrissey

Chef Donal Skehan tells us about his gastronomic tour of Italy, Marty dons a blindfold and finds out how important a white cane is to people with visual impairments, and we’re looking for three players for our Monday quiz...

Mooney’s Monday Quiz

It’s Monday, it’s MOONEY, so what does that mean?

Well, “Mooney’s Monday Quiz” of course!!!

And, we have a terrific prize up for grabs today…

It’s a three-night midweek break in the beautiful Parknasilla Resort and Spa in Sneem in County Kerry.

Your prize includes breakfast on three mornings, an a-la-carte dinner on two evenings of your choice, two half-hour spa treatments – AND a round of golf for two adults!

So, if sounds like something you’d like to win...

... we are looking for three contestants to take part in Mooney’s Monday Quiz today.

To enter just text your name to 51551 or e-mail mooney@rte.ie.

The quiz will take place just after 4 o’clock today. You must be over 18 to claim the prize but under 18’s can play on your behalf.

Donal Skehan

Donal Skehan

Donal Skehan is 27 years old; he is a cook, has written three cookbooks that have been translated into German and Swedish, he's presented two fourteen-part, primetime Irish television cookery programs that have been sold to the UK, France and Brazil and he has just finished a series for Fox network! He's only just back from Italy, meeting a variety of "nonnas" (Italian grandmothers) to try to get their signature dishes, but today he comes into studio to tell Marty about trying to juggle the new books and magazines and TV series!

For more on Donal Skehan, including details of his HomeCooked Tour, visit www.donalskehan.com.

Grainne Walsh, Female Microbrewer!

You know what they say: life can be funny sometimes. It can take you in a different direction, both personally and professionally, than what you had planned. Well that’s what happened to Grainne Walsh from Waterford. She started her career working in the IT industry but now is one of only two female micro-brewers in the country.

Metalman Brewing is the brainchild of herself and her partner Tim, real beer enthusiasts, who were frustrated by the lack of availability and choice of authentic tasty Irish beer. This morning, Brenda, very willingly, paid a visit to Metalman Brewing Company, where she met up with Grainne Walsh…

NCBI White Cane Challenge

NCBI White Cane Challenge

The presenter of Mooney gets to speak to lots of interesting people and from time to time he actually gets to leave the studio. That was the case last week when Marty was invited to the Headquarters of the NCBI – the National Council for the Blind of Ireland.

Sight loss affects everyone in different ways. While some people have enough vision to get around independently, others use a mobility aid, such as a white cane, or long cane as it is called in Ireland.

The NCBI asked Marty if he would like to go along and find out, first-hand, what it’s like to cross a busy road, using only a white cane. He thought that would be a bit of a challenge and it would give him an insight into how people with a visual impairment cope with ordinary everyday tasks which sighted people take for granted.

His two guides for the day were Fionnuala Murphy, NCBI Communications Manager, and Ann Smith, Mobility Instructor, and today, we hear how he got on...

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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