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    Mooney Thursday 30 January 2014

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    Stuart’s Music Shop

    It will hardly have escaped your notice that country music mega-star Garth Brooks is going to be making a come-back right here in Ireland in two concerts scheduled for Croke Park in July.

    Tickets went on sale this morning Thursday 30th of January, but some ardent fans have started queuing early to avoid disappointment and to be sure to be sure that they manage to secure some of these red-hot tickets.

    The place is Dungannon in County Tyrone and the location is Stuart’s Music Shop, owner Raymond Stuart spoke to Derek.

    If you would like more information about Stuart's shop you can click here.

    Nathan Carter launching his Album at Stewart's shop pictured above.

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    Mark Patterson

    As you know we’re broadcasting from Derry today and Derek is joined by Radio Foyle’s Mark Patterson who presents The Mark Patterson Show in BBC Radio Foyle.

     Mark Patterson pictured above.

     

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    Total Western Wear - Amanda Mc Donagh

    I’m standing here in the home of Amanda McDonagh and her husband Dermot McGeavy on the Culmore Road in Derry, just a mile from Muff and the Donegal border. Leather, buckles, hats and belts can all be bought on

    Perfect fashionwear for anyone who is planning to go see Garth Brooks this July, you can find more information on Total Western Wear website click here.

     

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    The Henry Girls

    The Henry Girls have come in to say hello  all the way from Inisowen in county Donegal. Sisters Karen, Lorna and Joleen McLaughlin spoke to Derek from Derry, you can find more information on their website here.

    The new Album is called “Louder than words”

    If you would like to see The Henry Girls, their up-coming tour dates are listed below;

    Jan 30th Langton House Hotel, John Street, Kilkenny

    Jan 31st Source Arts Centre in Thurles

    Feb 1st Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

    Feb 8th An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny

    Feb 14th Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown

    Feb 15th Riverside Theatre, University of Ulster, Coleraine

    Feb16th Spirit Store , Dundalk

    Feb 24th Mick Murphy’s Ballymore Eustace

    Feb 25th Cunningham's , Kildare

    Feb 28th The Tea Room Sessions Carrick-On-Suir

     

     

     

     

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    Nathan Carter

    Nathan Carter speaks to Derek on the line from Belfast.

    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.

    UPDATE: February 29th 2016 - Press Release From BirdWatch Ireland:

    Putting the record straight: Dates for burning and hedge-cutting have NOT changed

    BirdWatch Ireland, Ireland’s largest conservation charity, is very concerned about misinformation that is currently circulating regarding the dates within which the burning of vegetation and cutting of hedges is permitted.  It would like to remind landowners that all burning and cutting must cease on 29th February this year and that burning and cutting remains prohibited from 1st March to 31st August.

    Despite attempts by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys T.D., to change the laws regulating these dates by introducing the Heritage Bill 2016 earlier this year, it is important to note that the proposed date changes were ultimately NOT made.  This is because the bill failed to pass through both houses of the Oireachtas before the recent dissolution of the Dáil in advance of the general election.

    The laws in place governing the dates for hedge-cutting and upland burning therefore remain unchanged. The period within which cutting and burning is prohibited are set down in Section 40 of the Wildlife Act 1976 (as amended in 2000), which states that:

    (a) It shall be an offence for a person to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy, during the period beginning on the 1st day of March and ending on the 31st day of August in any year, any vegetation growing on any land not then cultivated.
    (b) It shall be an offence for a person to cut, grub, burn or otherwise destroy any vegetation growing in any hedge or ditch during the period mentioned in paragraph (a) of this subsection (above).

    The existing law provides exemptions for road safety and other circumstances and should be read carefully to ensure compliance.

    Section 40 of the Wildlife Act exists to protect nesting birds. Many of our upland bird species are in decline and are in danger of extinction in Ireland; amongst them is the Curlew, which has declined by 80%. Many birds which nest in hedgerows into August are also in serious decline, including the endangered Yellowhammer. The changes to the cutting and burning dates which had been proposed in the now-defunct Heritage Bill 2016 would have caused serious impacts to these birds. A petition launched by BirdWatch Ireland in conjunction with several other national conservation organisations to stop these changes attracted more than 16,200 signatures and rising.

    BirdWatch Ireland would also like to advise members of the public that if they see hedges being cut or fires in the uplands on or after 1st March, such activity could be illegal.  In such cases, we would encourage people to contact the National Parks and Wildlife Service (www.npws.ie) to report such activity.

    BirdWatch Ireland warmly welcomes the demise of the Heritage Bill 2016 and sincerely hopes that any future administration will consider the importance of Ireland’s natural heritage and will not attempt to reintroduce such a flawed and damaging piece of legislation.

    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

    Music Played on the Show

    • Title: Wagon Wheel
      Composer: Dylan / Secor
      Performer(s): Nathan Carter
      Performer(s): Nathan Carter
      Album: Wagon Wheel, Nathan Carter Music, NCMCD02
      Duration: 4:25
    • 16:22
      Title: You've Got A Friend In Me
      Performer(s): Nathan Carter
      Performer(s): Nathan Carter
      Duration: 2:50

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