Mooney Goes Wild Monday 30 April 2018

Carillonneur, Adrian Gebruers plays the Laurel & Hardy theme tune, Dance of the Cuckoos, for RTÉ Radio's Derek Mooney on the Carillon in St Colman's Cathedral, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland. Adrian's father Staf Gebruers, played this tune for Laurel & Hardy when they visited Ireland on Wednesday 9th September 1953.  You can more on Mooney Goes Wild, Monday 04th of February at 10PM on RTÉ Radio 1

 Four Tips For Feeding Hungry Birds In Cold Weather

This is a tough time for birds.  Keen gardeners will know that their natural food source has been depleted, leaving our feathered friends struggling to find food.  They need all the help they can get.  Click here to read Jim Wilson's tips for feeding hungry birds in cold weather.

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Mooney Goes Wild

Mooney Goes Wild

Derek Mooney and guests explore the natural world in all its forms.

Grey Herons

Grey Herons

Terry O'Flanagan and Niall Hatch tell us what's happening with our Grey Herons in St. Ann's Park! 

Helgé Softeland of NRK in Norway

Helgé Softeland of NRK in Norway

Ahead of the Dawn Chorus next weekend, Derek spoke with Helgé Softeland of NRK in Norway (one of the Dawn Chorus' original collaborators) about their contribution and what people can expect on the night. 

Nature Live

Nature Live

Producer Colm Crowley chats with Derek about Nature Live (a one hour live programme of nature from all around Europe) being broadcast next Sunday evening on RTÉ 1. Chris Howard is the series producer of Spring Watch and Autumn Watch with the BBC - he's also involved in this phenomenal undertaking!

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 read the Heritage Bill 2016, as passed by Dáil Éireann on July 5th 2018, click here.  To read the Heritage Act 2018, click here.

To contact your local wildlife ranger, click here for contact details. To read the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000, click here.

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.

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

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