PHOTO GALLERY: Red Deer Returning To Bunratty Castle And Folk Park

Red deer can once again be seen roaming the grounds of Bunratty Castle and Folk Park in Co. Clare.

Shannon Heritage is delighted to announce that the deer, which arrive in the park this week, include two females currently in calf and due to give birth in May. There will also be a young stag arriving at Bunratty.

Speaking about the arrival of the red deer, Niall O’Callaghan, Managing Director, Shannon Heritage said: “Red deer have been synonymous with Bunratty Folk Park for over thirty years. They have been a hugely popular attraction as people enjoy seeing such majestic animals at close quarters. They are also seen as a real symbolic animal of Ireland by overseas visitors in particular.


The red deer will join the growing number of animals that are currently on site at Bunratty Castle and Folk Park. These include poultry, hens, ducks, turkeys, geese, sheep, ewes and lambs. There are also Shetland ponies, shorthorn cattle, donkeys, and goats. Earlier this year Shannon Heritage also acquired two female Irish wolfhounds who are proving very popular with visitors.

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