Mooney Monday 27 January 2014
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!
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.
We have a limited number of audience tickets for this live event. Apply for tickets by email to email@example.com
Location: Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin
Date: Sunday 6th May 2018
Time: 16.30 - 18.00
*Gates close at 16.45!
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 and address. 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!
Mooney's Monday Quiz
It’s MOONEY, it’s Monday, so it is time for our Mooney’s Monday Quiz!
And, we have a seriously GREAT prize up for grabs today…
It’s a two-night weekend break for two people sharing one room in The Brehon Hotel in Killarney in County Kerry. The Brehon is on the doorstep of Killarney National Park and your prize includes the Brehon signature breakfast on both mornings and dinner on an evening of your choice in the award-winning Danu Restaurant.
Terms & conditions: The prize is for two sharing. Subject to availability and excludes Bank Holidays and special events. Valid until June 30th 2014.
1: Phil Lynott was lead singer with which band? (Thin Lizzy – also accept Skid Row & Grand Slam)
2: What is the longest ‘reef’ in the world called? (The Great Barrier Reef)
3: AUDIO QUESTION: Can you name this Bee Gees song? EX-RADIOMAN: JIVE TALKIN
4: What was the name of the Lone Ranger’s horse? (Silver)
5: Which tennis star did Brooke Shields marry in 1997? (Andre Agassi)
6: What is the sign of the zodiac for Gemini? (twins)
7: AUDIO QUESTION: Can you give me the title of this ‘devilish’ song? EX-RADIOMAN: BETTER THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
8: If you are restless or jittery, what sort of ‘insects’ are you said to have in your pants? (ants)
9: In which French museum can you see The Mona Lisa? (Louvre)
10: What ‘R’ was the island that Nelson Mandela was imprisoned on for many years? (Robben)
11: What is a sequoia? (a tree)
12: What does the acronym ‘nimby’ stand for? (not in my back yard)
13: What is the collective noun for a group of crows? (murder)
14: Which British football team play at the Stadium of Light? (Sunderland)
1: Which cartoon movie character has the catchphrase: ‘to infinity and beyond’? (Buzz Lightyear)
2: Which U.S. organisation has its headquarters at Langley, Virginia? (C.I.A)
3: AUDIO QUESTION: Can you name this Bee Gees song? EX-RADIOMAN: NIGHT FEVER
4: Is a ‘billabong’ a small furry animal or a pool of water? (pool)
5: What ‘H’ is a London Street renowned for its many doctors? (Harley)
6: What is the sign of the zodiac for Pisces? (fish)
7: AUDIO QUESTION: Can you give me the title of this ‘devilish’ song? EX-RADIOMAN: DEVIL IN DISGUISE
8: How many carats does pure gold have? (24)
9: What ‘S’ was the name of the family ranch in television’s ‘Dallas’? (Southfork)
10: In which county is Glendalough situated? (Wicklow)
1: According to Shakespeare’s Juliet, ____ what would smell as sweet by any other name? (a rose)
2: What ‘K’ is the holy book of Islam? (Koran)
3: AUDIO QUESTION: Can you name this Bee Gees song? EX-RADIOMAN: TRAGEDY (00:06)
4: What famous outlaw was shot by Pat Garrett in 1881? (Billy The Kid)
5: In 2001 the Police Service of Northern Ireland replaced what former police force? (RUC – Royal Ulster Constabulary)
6: What is the sign of the zodiac for Capricorn? (goat)
7: AUDIO QUESTION: Can you give me the title of this ‘devilish’ song? EX-RADIOMAN: DEVIL WOMAN
8: Actor Jon Voight has a famous actress daughter – what is her name? (Angelina Jolie)
9: What ‘P’ is the mathematical symbol that describes the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter? (Pi)
10: The SS Carpathia rescued survivors from which ship in 1912? (Titanic)
11: What ‘B’ is produced by combining copper and tin? (bronze)
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