A Foxy Encounter04/12/15
One of Ireland’s most common and widespread mammals is the Fox. It is also one of our most handsome animals with it’s distinctive reddish-brown coat and bushy tail and it is the only wild member of the dog family found here. Our reporter, Terry...
As Strong As A Limpet’s Tooth
Common limpets such as those found along the coastline have been found to hold extraordinary powers of super strength, which could revolutionise engineering. Eanna Ní Lamhna and Sheila O'Callaghan and Dr. Asa Barber Professor of Advanced Materials...
eDNA & Salmon
Mooney Goes Wild’s resident marine biologist, Dr. Ken Whelan, joins Derek, Richard and Eanna in studio to describe the work of Dr Jens Carlsson and his team in UCD, who are planning to use environmental DNA to trace the whereabouts of juvenile salmon,...
Sinéad’s Nature News
Mooney Goes Wild’s Broadcast Co-Ordinator, Sinéad Renshaw, joins Derek, Richard, Eanna and Ken in studio with some of the wildlife and nature stories making the headlines – including how the desert pupfish of Death Valley in Nevada can ‘hold it’s...
The Brontosaurus Is Back!
For over a hundred years, the Brontosaurus has been declared a misnomer - everyone’s favourite dino was in fact just a sub-set of the Apatosaurus, and thus never existed. However new research unveiled this week has cast doubt on this age-old theory....
Kerry’s Barn Owls
Why are barn owls facing risk on Kerry's roads? Mooney Goes Wild reporter Terry Flanagan chats to John Lusby of BirdWatch Ireland to find out...
The Loneliest Whale In The World
Where is the world's loneliest whale, why is it lonely & why is filmmaker Josh Zeman looking for the 52-hertz whale? He explains to Derek and Richard...
Bat Of The Year 2015
Eanna ni Lamhna talks to Prof. Emma Teeling of UCD's BatLab about the Bat Of The Year, a new Bat family, & the work of the BatLab...
Small Hive Beetles & Bees
Why do small hive beetles makes their bee captors regurgitate? Philip McCabe, Mooney Goes Wild bee expert, has the answers!
Sinéad’s Nature News
Should we feed ducks with peas? Sinéad Renshaw chats nature news with Eanna ni Lamhna, Richard Collins & Philip McCabe...
Each year, from late October through to February, hundreds of thousands of Starlings come together to form magnificent aerial displays just before they roost. Why do they do it? In this special programme, Starlings, Derek Mooney and Dr. Richard...
Bring Them Home For Christmas Reunion
We hear what happened when the winners of the Bank Of Ireland-Mooney Bring Them Home For Christmas, the Mongey family from Brisbane, were reunited with their Irish family members at Mooney Tunes 11...
Nathan Carter House Party
Join us to relive a unique evening of music & craic, when Nathan Carter & his band performed in 11-year-old Brona Cox's front room in Ballymahon, Co. Longford. Brenda Donohue was there to capture an unfortgettable House Party, when Bronagh's dreams...
Derek talks to Lourens Groenewald, a white South African, and a former policeman, who was involved in the suppression of the notorious Soweto Uprising, and his close friend Dorah Mazibuko a black South African woman, whose son was active in the fight...
Derek and his guide Les go to meet Irish rugby player turned political pundit and radio presenter John Robbie at his home in Johannesburg...
Whale Crier Of Hermanus
Derek meets Eric Devalah, the Whale Crier of Hermanus...
Exploring Cape Town
Fergus Sweeney meets Skye, who is responsible for a Minibus Taxi in Cape Town...
Derek visits Robben Island, the former prison that famously housed Nelson Mandela, where Derek met guide Tulani Mabaso, another former political prisoner of Robben Island...
The Taste Of Success
The final of The Taste Of Success will be screened this evening at 8.30pm on RTÉ One. We catch up with the two finalists, Creagh Moore from Firhouse in Co Dublin and Padraig McCarthy, from Caherconlish in Co. Limerick, to find out how they're...
She's the star of that comedy staple Mrs. Browne's Boys, sister of Brendan, and solo performer in her own right - we delighted to be joined in studio today by Eilish O'Carroll!
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