Mooney Goes Wild, Monday May 7th 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.
The PURE project
For over 10 years now a growing group of dedicated locals in Co. Wicklow have been working hard to restore the Garden County to its former glory. The PURE project (Protecting Uplands and Rural Environments) as it is known, has in the last 10 years collected the equivalent of 400,000 bags of rubbish that was illegally dumped, and to put that amount in perspective, if placed in a line, those bags of rubbish would stretch from Dublin to Dingle!
Another recent initiative of this group is the PURE MILE. This involves locals and groups living in rural areas adopting a mile of road. They keep this section litter free, research information about their local wild flowers, animals, history, and the folklore of the area. This project has been the perfect opportunity for these communities and groups to contribute positively to their locality.
Terry Flanagan headed down to Co. Wicklow where he met up with the PURE Project Manager Ian Davis…