Mooney Monday 23 December 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!

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'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.


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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Presenter: Derek Mooney


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