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RTÉ - Mooney Goes Wild

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

Last Build Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:24:15 +0000

Copyright: RTÉ 2015

Preventing Wildlife Crime

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 12:00:00 +0000

We hear about an award-winning PSNI initiative using drones designed to catch wildlife criminals. Niall Hatch chats about the devastating impact of poisoning on our birds of prey, as does Superintendant Martin Walker of An Garda Síochána, who’s been investigating wildlife crime in this country for over 30 thirty years...

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J. Ashton Freeman & Budgerigars

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

On J. Ashton Freeman’s anniversary, we delve deep into the archives with RTÉ Radio Archivist Rob Canning, to learn about the RTÉ wildlife presenter who told stories about harpooning whales whilst performing their own sound effects! Gerard Lanigan, from the Éire Budgerigar Society, has advice on how to teach a budgie to talk...

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The Living Bog & Tapestry Of Light

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Eanna ni Lamhna travels to Clara Bog in County Offaly to learn about The Living Bog project, which plans to bring back to life an area the size of 7,000 Croke Parks! PLUS we talk to photographer Tina Claffey about her new book of stunning photographs of Ireland's bogs - and we have a competition to win one of three copies!

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Zoë Devlin

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Eanna ni Lamhna meets author Zoë Devlin for a beautiful autumnal walk, deep within the County Wicklow countryside, with both botanists keeping a beady eye out for any beguiling plants along the way... plus find out how you could WIN a copy of Zoë's latest book, 'Blooming Marvellous: A Wildflower Hunter’s Year'!

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Hurricane Winds

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000

On Monday this week a very angry Ophelia swept in off the south west coast of Ireland wreaking havoc to all in its path and leaving a trail of destruction. As we know many near misses were reported. So how do animals fare when hurricanes hit? In studio Derek spoke with Eric Dempsey, Éanna Ní Lamhna and Richard Collins. 

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Life In Plastic

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Research has revealed that microplastic particles are also contaminating the atmosphere and even our tap water, with potential risks for our health. Dr. Anne Marie Mahon, from GMIT, is at the forefront of research into microplastics in our environment - and Richard and Derek travelled to Galway to meet her to find out more...

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Mooney Goes Wild - Doc: The Beeman 27/08/17

Sun, 27 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0000

Since his record-breaking attempt for the most bees on him, Mooney Goes Wild's resident expert Philip McCabe became known as 'The Beeman'. Fast forward twelve years, and Philip is now worldwide President of Apimondia, International Federation of Beekeeper's Associations. We visit the places and people who influenced the charismatic Monaghan man!

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