Mooney Friday 1 November 2013



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


Hawk Moths





Mooney Goes Wild

The deaths head Hawk moth is best known for its appearance in the movie "Silence of the Lambs", but what is it doing in Druid's Glen golf club, in Wicklow?

We hear how the Mediterranean gull is becoming more familiar in Irish waters, and what this tells us about climate change and the Irish coast.

And, celebrating his lifetime achievement award from the Prix Europa, Mooney Goes Wild welcomes the legendary Sir David Attenborough.



Sunday World Compeition



Aaron drew this Poster for us, isn't it great.

Mooney Tunes 9

On Monday 16th of December Mooney Tunes will take place once again in the Bord Gais Energy Theathre - tickets will go on sale on next Monday, 4th of November.

Stayed tuned to The Mooney Show for more information.


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.


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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