Mooney Thursday 29 May 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!

Nature LIVE

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.

JOIN US

We have a limited number of audience tickets for this live event. Apply for tickets by email to natureliveaudience@rte.ie

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

Mooney

Derek Mooney with his unique mix of conversation, information, advice and entertainment

Mooney's Monday Quiz

You can enter our Monday quiz by emailing Mooney@rte.ie or text 51551 after 3PM to be in with a chance to play the quiz live on air.

This week we have a fantastic prize giveaway for a 2 night weekend stay in an Avon Ri Townhouse for 2 adults & 2 children sharing including Lunch or Dinner in the Lakeview Bar with Rooftop Terrace on 2 days/nights in Resort Clubhouse and half day activities (up to 3) on one day in the Avon Ri Adventure Centre.

If you want to find more information about Avon Ri Lakeshore Resort & Adventure Centre click here.

The Zipline overlooking the Blessington Lakes at the Avon Ri resort.

Mister World Contest

Brenda went out to meet Ireland's entry to this year’s Mister World competition, meet Karl Bowe.

 

 

Dinner with Julie

 

Producer Pat O'Mahony spotted this unusual message on the corner of Baggot Lane and Pembroke Gardens in Dublin 4 this morning, so he snapped a picture and went out to the see if he could find out who Julie is, who is missing her, and whether she will do dinner tonight.

Derek Plays The Tinwhistle 30 Years Later!

Derek Plays The Tinwhistle 30 Years Later!

Derek hasn't played the tinwhistle in over 30 years, and since Brenda put him up to it, he decided to play it for listeners of The Mooney Show.

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

Music Played on the Show

99 Luftballons

99 Luftballons

Nena

4:05

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