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Derek Mooney with his unique mix of interviews, music and features broadcast daily.

Derek Mooney with his unique mix of interviews, music and features broadcast daily.
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Derek Mooney with his unique mix of interviews, music and features broadcast daily.

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Mooney Goes Wild - Yellowhammer Bird - The Golden Eagle - Monday, 01st April 2019

4/1/2019
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On Mooney Goes Wild tonight, Derek is joined by Zoologist and Ornithologist Dr. Richard Collins, Journalist Frank McNally and Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland to talk about the Yellowhammer Bird. Lorcan O'Toole, Managing Director of The Golden Eagle Trust joins the panel and The countdown to Dawn Chorus 2019 has begun.

Duration:00:54:59

Mooney Goes Wild - Pigeons, Ladybird & Death of a Cuvier Whale - Monday 25th of March 2019

3/25/2019
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This week, we learn of the death of another Cuvier’s Beaked Whale in the Philippines, which had over 40 kilos of plastic in its stomach. What does it take to breed a million dollar pigeon? and with the discovery of a new species in Ireland, we celebrate the world’s best-loved bug: the ladybird! All this and more with our Mooney Goes Wild guests.

Duration:00:53:24

Mooney Goes Wild - The Common Swift - 18.03.19

3/18/2019
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Our wildlife documentary this Bank Holiday weekend is all about The Common Swift (Apus apus). Join Derek Mooney as he learns about efforts being made across Europe, from Cork to Warsaw, and from Belfast to Baku in Azerbaijan, to learn more and thus help save this favourite summer visitor!

Duration:00:54:54

Mooney Goes Wild - Poo Documentary - 11.03.2019

3/11/2019
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Excrement, dung, droppings or poo, there are several words to describe this waste products which animals, including us humans excrete as an inescapable part of life. The sheer quantity produced around the globe each day beggars belief. Entire eco-systems depend on it. Biologist Terry Flanagan investigates the topic with key experts.

Duration:00:55:30

Mooney Goes Wild - Antarctica, Jurassic Skies, Water Insects 04.03.19

3/4/2019
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Tonight on Mooney Goes Wild, we're joined by marine biologist Ken Whelan and Zoologist and ornithologist Dr. Richard Collins to learn about water insects. Ecologist Jim Wilson tells us about his recent trip to Antarctica and Terry Flanagan visits Dr. Matthew Parkes to hear about the Jurassic Skies exhibition in Collins Barracks Museum in Dublin.

Duration:00:53:50

Mooney Goes Wild - Winter Survival Strategies - Monday 25th February 2019

2/25/2019
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On today’s programme we’re going in search of the secrets to staying alive on planet earth throughout each Season. Over the next hour we learn how mammals, birds, insects and indeed flora cope in a variety of ways throughout the four stages of the year, Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

Duration:00:54:54

Mooney Goes Wild - Missing Salmon, What is Soil & 'Alien' Creatures in Donegal - 18.02.19

2/18/2019
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We're joined by Zoologist & Ornithologist Dr. Richard Collins, Entomologist Éanna Ní Lamhna, Marine Biologist Ken Whelan, Reporter Terry Flanagan, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland Director Matthew Jebb & Oceanworld Aquarium Dingle Director Kevin Flannery. We try find our missing salmon, ask what is soil & learn more about the Phronima creature.

Duration:00:55:04

Mooney Goes Wild - The Blue Whale Special - 11.02.19

2/11/2019
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We explore the world of the Blue Whale and Hope, an Irish whale who floundered off Wexford in 1891. Derek travels to London to see her & hears from Nigel Monaghan, keeper of Ireland's Natural History Museum. Richard Sabin, of the British Natural History Museum. Dr. Richard Collins, Researcher Richard Sear and Liz Sheils and Mary Costello.

Duration:00:54:25

Mooney Goes Wild - Laurel and Hardy - 04.02.19

2/4/2019
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Tonight we're joined by Michael Doherty, film critic with the RTÉ Guide. Cobh Carillonneur Adrian Gebruers speaks about his father Staf Gebruers played the theme tune to Laurel and Hardy on their Cork visit in 1953. Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland & Chris Hewson, Senior Research Ecologist with British Trust for Ornithology discuss the Cuckoo bird.

Duration:00:55:17

Mooney Goes Wild - Howth Head Webbing, Feeding Robins & Irish Owls 28.01.19

1/28/2019
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On Mooney Goes Wild tonight, we ask where have all the insects gone? Reporter Terry Flanagan investigate a strange webbing on Howth Head. Discovering Irish Owls and feeding Robins throughout winter with Niall Hatch. Derek is joined by Entomologist Eanna Ní Lamhna and Zoologist and Ornithologist Dr Richard Collins.

Duration:00:56:17

Mooney Goes Wild - Poo Documentary - 21.01.19

1/21/2019
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Excrement, dung, droppings or poo, there are several words to describe this waste products which animals, including us humans excrete as an inescapable part of life. The sheer quantity produced around the globe each day beggars belief. Entire eco-systems depend on it. Biologist Terry Flanagan investigates the topic with key experts. rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:55:47

Mooney Goes Wild - Waders Special - Programme Podcast 14.01.19

1/14/2019
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In our special programme tonight dedicated to Waders. Derek is joined by regular contributor Jim Wilson. Niall Hatch of Bird Watch Ireland. Naturalist and author Eric Dempsey. Reporter Terry Flanagan. Dr. Richard Collins, Zoologist and Ornithologist and Entomologist Eanna Ní Lamhna.

Duration:00:54:23

Mooney Goes Wild - Red Kite Special - 07.01.19

1/7/2019
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Our Mooney Goes Wild panel joined Derek Mooney in the beautiful area of Avoca, County Wicklow with Zoologist and Ornithologist Dr Richard Collins. Entomologist Éanna Ní Lamhna. Niall Hatch, Development Officer with BirdWatch Ireland and Red Kite Project Manager for the Golden Eagle Trust, Marc Ruddock.

Duration:00:55:46

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

12/17/2018
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Tonight's special edition of Mooney Goes Wild comes from the The Royal Institution Of Great Britain, ahead of the broadcast on BBC 4 of their famous Christmas Lectures series. Derek & Dr. Richard Collins, Zoologist and Ornithologist join Prof. Aoife McLysaght, Professor of Genetics at The Smurfit Institute of Genetics in TCD in London

Duration:00:54:55

Mooney Goes Wild Christmas Special

12/10/2018
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On tonight's programme, we'll be roasting chestnuts on an open fire while dreaming of a white Christmas and if we're lucking jingle-bells rocking the night away with our nearest and dearest. Derek Mooney is joined by Dr. Richard Collins, Eric Dempsey, Sinéad Renshaw, Paul Donnell, Terry Flanagan, Éanna Ni Lamhna, Suzanne Campbell & much much more.

Duration:00:55:23

Quill Pens, History and Extinction

12/3/2018
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This December A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is 175 years old. Dickens, like many writers and composers in this era wrote by Quill pen. Derek spoke with Dr. Leon Litvak, Reader in English at Queen's University Belfast and Larry Hanks, one of the founding members of The Pen Museum in Birmingham.

Duration:00:35:05

The Life of Geese

12/3/2018
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Around this time of year many people will be ordering their turkey for Christmas dinner. Although, not everyone will be ordering Turkey, Duck or a Goose has its place on the Christmas table. Derek Mooney and Dr. Richard Collins, zoologist and Mooney Goes Wild panelist went to meet Dr. Sean Kent, owner of a Goose farm in Ballyrichard Arklow.

Duration:00:19:15

Mooney Goes Wild - Programme Podcast 26/11/18

11/26/2018
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On MGW tonight: A new book called the Collins Botanical Bible, bio-diversity of Cloncrow Bog and June Rodgers shows us her fox www.rte.ie/mooney

Duration:00:55:41

The Biodiversity Of Cloncrow Bog

11/26/2018
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Reporter Terry Flanagan went to Cloncrow Bog in Tullamore County Offaly to hear about a detailed study carried out on the bog.

Duration:00:09:47