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.
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 andaddress. 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 Brenda Donohue...
Brenda Donohue presents a unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment
From painters and plumbers to welders and wood-workers - Fergus reports from a gathering of apprentices for the National Skills Competition. We hear the awful but ultimately uplifting story of one of the last remaining survivors of Auschwitz. And singer-songwriter Mickey Harte is live in studio...
The decade was the 1990s, and the two biggest footballing tribes were Arsenal and Manchester United. The 'midfield enforcers' of those tribes were Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane, respectively.
Patrick Vieira and Roy Keane
Tonight the pair are reunited in an ITV4 documentary, Keane & Vieira - Best Of Enemies, which evokes a time of gladiatorial conflict between two of the world’s most driven midfielders. The pair met 19 times on the pitch and were shown 21 red cards between them. They were compulsive viewing at the time and from what we've seen, tonight’s documentary is going to be riveting too.
Matt Barlow is a Sports Journalist with the Daily Mail in London – he has had a sneak preview of the WHOLE documentary - and he joins Brenda on the line with a preview...
Keane & Vieira - Best Of Enemies will be shown on ITV4 tonight at 10pm, and on RTÉ Two tomorrow week, December 18th, at 9.55pm. For more information about the programme, visit www.itv.com/sport/football.
It's that wonderful time of the year when you really need to get that letter to Santa off in the post, if it hasn’t gone already!
And it is that time of year you get to hear some fabulous songs on the radio. Today, Mickey Harte joins us in studio with his gorgeous interpretation of Fairytale Of New York...
Mickey also hosts at the Troubadour Club, alongside musician Francie Conway - the idea is to help out songwriters and performers in Dublin city. The next one will take place at the Belvedere Hotel, on Great Denmark St, D1, on Fri, December 13th and Friday, December 20th at 9pm. And best of all - there is no cover charge!
The 1993 movie Schindler's List contains probably the most vivid cinematic portrayal of the nightmare that was the Nazi Holocaust.
To most of us, the Holocaust, and place names like Auschwitz, Birkenau, Treblinka, are events and places in history that we learn about in school, and through TV documentaries and movies.
But last Friday, producer Olan McGowan came face-to-face with this dreadful history, when he met one of the few remaining survivors of Auschwitz - a lady called Batsheva Dagan. Today, we hear hear her experience and memories of this truly horrific time...
Fifty years ago, Ireland’s top apprentices took part in a World Skills competition right here in Dublin. Believe it or not, the event is still running and the national competition to find the best apprentices in a range of skill areas got underway at various venues in Ireland today...
Competitions are taking place in crafts such as carpentry, joinery, electrical installations, industrial control, metal fabrication, plastering, and many, many more, so this morning, Mooney producer Fergus Sweeney visited DIT in Dublin to find out more...
For more information on the IrelandSkills National Competition, click here.
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.
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
Fairytale Of New York
Theme From Schindler's List
Itzhak Perlman And The Boston Symphony Orchestra / John Williams