Mooney Wednesday 23 October 2013

Mooney

Mooney

Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment. Live from Friends of the Elderly, Bolton Street, Dublin

On today's programme

Experts in the UK estimate that up to 40% of collectables are actually fake! We celebrate the 100th birthday of one of our most devoted listeners! The irrepressible, Maisie Flood and, is West Side Story the best musical of all time? Send in your suggestions, to win a fabulous prize, attending the gala opening in Dublin next week.

 

Brenda at Maisie's 100th Birthday

 

Maisie Flood is celebrating a very special birthday today, born in 1913 making her 100 years old. Maisie, from Drimagh in Dublin is a huge Liverpool fan and herself & Brenda went to the Anfield Grounds in Liverpool Soccer Club in 2008 for the first time. She sang her favourite song for us, The Liverpool anthem, ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone. Maisie is not alone, last year, according to statistics from the President’s Office there was a total of 328 centenarians in Ireland each receiving a cheque for €2,540 and a signed letter from the president. 

 

West Side Musicals - Olan

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.

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.

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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Edelweiss

Edelweiss

Christopher Plummer

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