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Fallow deer. | by Gerard Knight
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Fallow deer.

Fallow deer (Dama dama) are not native to Ireland but are the most widespread of our

three deer species. They are thought to have been introduced by the Normans to the

‘Royal Deer Forest’ of Glencree, Co. Wicklow in 1244. They have then spread over the

centuries to numerous deer parks throughout the country.

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Taken on February 10, 2011