Mooney Tuesday 22 July 2014

Hornøya's Seabird Colony

From June 10th to July 12th, you can follow a live show from a bird cliff on an island called Hornøya, in the distant north-east of Norway.  About 100,000 sea birds are nesting in the steep mountainside at Hornøya, near Vardø in Finnmark.

 

 

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

Carmona Services

Carmona Services

Teresa O'Hare spoke to Derek on the programme a few weeks back about her son Ryan, Ryan is 33 and has an intellectual disability, Ryan works in a local garden centre making pots which are sold in the garden centre.

Mooney's Tuesday Quiz

Mooney's Tuesday Quiz

Derek was joined by Mary Dillon in County Wexford, Greg Folley from Dublin and Antoinette Cotter from County Cork

Wedding Cakes

Wedding Cakes

Former world finalist Olympian & Celebrity masterchef Champion 2013 David Gillick has decided to bake a cake for his wedding, producer Pat O'Mahony spoke went out to the streets of Dublin to ask people if they remember their wedding cake. Chef Louise Lennox dropped into studio to lend her advice on the bake off.

Giant Hogweed

We got an e-mail into the programme last week from a listener who wants us to help spread awareness of the dangers associated with a plant that can terrible burns if you come in contact with it.

David Gillic said he was out running in Kildare when he briefly made contact a plant that was unknown to him. He subsequently erupted into painful blisters, and found out that it was caused by Giant Hogweed, and invasive plant species that excretes a phototoxic sap…

David says: "I was personally shocked to learn of the existence of this type of plant as part of our national flora. Although not indigenous, it seems here to stay and I believe I'm more than qualified to state it poses a serious public health risk. Contact with the eyes can lead to blindness! Children too could be easily drawn to this plant as it resembles many other benign members of its own family closely.

I have added a few photos of the offending plant and of the results of my run in with what I feel is a plant sent straight from the gardens of Hell!

Please spread the word. It's a horrible plant.

Regards,
Dave Gillic

Well Dave, thank you for your e-mail, and to explain more about Giant Hogweed, we are joined in studio today by Dr. Joe Caffrey, Senior Research Officer with the Invasive Species Section of Inland Fisheries Ireland.

Music Played on the Show

15:27

Title: Ldn

Performer(s): Lily Allen

Album: Alright, Still

Duration: 3:23

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