- 17 October 2012
Dr Ruth Carden will give a presentation on Ireland's ancient red deer; this is the first public presentation of Ruth's extensive research (supported by the Wild Deer Association of Ireland) on Kerry's Red Deer and not to be missed. Claims of 'native' Irish red deer herds present in parts of Ireland have been made over the years, if not decades. However, these claims have not been supported by concrete, factual scientific evidence and because of such claims. A study was embarked upon in 2008 which finally examined the origins of red deer in Ireland comprehensively. We used a multidisciplinary collaborative approach drawing from experts from a range of fields and backgrounds including genetics, ecology, zooarchaeology, morphometrics and red deer!
This talk presents these exciting results of this detailed study for the first time in Ireland and there is not a more fitting place to deliver this talk than in Killarney, where the initial project idea was conceived during the red deer rut of 2007!
This event is a public event and open to non members of the Wild Deer Association of Ireland (WDAI) and is free of charge, but we ask that you contact the WDAI in advance to confirm you place in order to gauge numbers for appropriate sized function room in the Brehon Hotel.
Date: Saturday October 20th at 7.30pm
Location: Brehon Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry.
Cost: FREE but booking required