100 episodes

Derek Mooney and guests explore the natural world in all its forms. Listen live every Monday at 10pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

Mooney Goes Wild RTÉ

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    • 4.8 • 5 Ratings

Derek Mooney and guests explore the natural world in all its forms. Listen live every Monday at 10pm on RTÉ Radio 1.

    Mooney Goes Wild FULL SHOW

    Mooney Goes Wild FULL SHOW

    Tonight’s programme consists of a special compilation of the segments produced by Derek Mooney that the Mooney Goes Wild team made for Nature Nights, a week-long series of nature-themed segments that were broadcast on RTÉ Radio One between 31st October and 4th November this year.

    • 50 min
    Mooney Goes Wild FULL SHOW

    Mooney Goes Wild FULL SHOW

    Derek is joined by Richard Collins, Éanna Ní Lamhna & Niall Hatch. Topics for discussion include: Science Week 2022, deer in Co. Wicklow, Farming for Nature, leave seal pups alone and the Irish Garden Bird Survey.

    • 53 min
    Hidden camera project sheds new light on deer in Co. Wicklow

    Hidden camera project sheds new light on deer in Co. Wicklow

    The impact of Sika and Sika-hybrid deer has formed much of the focus of recent work carried out by PhD student Adam F Smith. Adam set up 40 cameras in Co. Wicklow, in an effort to gain greater insight into the animal species that occur there.

    • 15 min
    Farming for Nature: we speak to this year’s award winner

    Farming for Nature: we speak to this year’s award winner

    Sean Condon is an organic dairy farmer from Crecora, Co. Limerick. Sean is also the winner of this year’s Farming for Nature public award, in recognition of his sterling work to conserve and benefit biodiversity during the course of his work as a busy farmer.

    • 6 min
    Please leave seal pups alone!

    Please leave seal pups alone!

    Seal pups don’t need any help from us, but human interference can cause them to be orphaned prematurely, meaning they have very little chance for survival. On tonight’s programme, we speak to Melanie Croce of Seal Rescue Ireland.

    • 15 min
    Irish Garden Bird Survey

    Irish Garden Bird Survey

    Niall Hatch tells us about his hopes for this winter’s survey, which experienced a staggering 72% increase in the number of participating households during Covid. He also tells us about some of the key avian winners and losers, and explains why he hopes that more Mooney Goes Wild listeners than ever before will give the survey a go this winter.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

poet_physicist ,

Sometimes poignant, always fun

A great introduction to Ireland, or a fun source of news and pop culture.
I've been listening to the podcast for more than a year since my visit to Ireland in 2010.
Thanks, guys.

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