Mooney Goes Wild Monday 21 May 2018

Mooney Goes Wild

Mooney Goes Wild

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

Celtic Mist Humpback Watching

Celtic Mist Humpback Watching

Humpback whales re one of the biggest, most majestic and iconic mammals in our oceans. They're returning year after year in increasing numbers to feed in Irish waters. 

Terry Flanagan spoke with Simon Berrow of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group about the journey of The Celtic Mist vessel from Ireland to Iceland!

Rat Eradication

Rat Eradication

Professor Mike Richardson is chair of the 'Rodent Eradication on South Georgia' project and Dr Steven Newton is Senior Seabird Conservation Officer at Birdwatch Ireland discussed rat phobias and rat eradication. 


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.

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.


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



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Presenter: Derek Mooney


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