Mooney Monday 23 December 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.

Travelling home for Christmas

We give a Merry Mooney welcome to our nearest and dearest here on The Mooney Show today, as they arrive home from abroad. It's boats, buses, and aeroplanes, as we report from Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port, from Busarus in Dublin, and from Dublin Airport

And, feel free to contact the show, where we'll exchange special Christmas greetings between listeners. Email Mooney@rte.ie

Mooney's Monday Quiz

Derek is joined by three players for the usual Mooney's Monday Quiz, Jennifer Byrne in County Wicklow. Grainne Greene in County Dublin & Shane Gallagher in County Carlow.

Christmas Food for Animals, or not!

Vet Andrew Byrne speaks to Derek about the foods you should and shouldn't serve to your animals this Christmas.

 

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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