This Giant Irish Deer is believed to have roamed the lowlands of central and eastern Ireland, weighing up to 800-1000 lbs.and stood at 2 metres at the shoulder, with antler width of up to 4 metres, (weighing up to 35kg) are the largest antlers know to have existed on any deer.The island's geography comprises relatively low-lying mountains surrounding a central plain, with several navigable rivers extending inland.The island has lush vegetation, a product of its mild but changeable climate which avoids extremes in temperature.Ireland is the second-largest island of the British Isles, the third-largest in Europe, and the twentieth-largest on Earth.Politically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, in the northeast of the island.However the best collection of fossil's can be found at the National Museum of Ireland where there are 10 complete deer skeletons and over 250 partial remains, which includes 6 females. The enormous deer, which sported antlers 3.6m wide (10 feet), was thought to have perished along with woolly mammoths in the frozen wastes. The Case of the Irish Elk The Irish Elk, Megaloceros, is misnamed, for it is neither exclusively Irish nor is it an elk.There have been many fossil finds throughout Ireland, with the most famous been Ballybetagh Bog, Glencullen, Co. It is a giant extinct deer, the largest deer species ever, that stood up to seven feet at the shoulder (2.1 meters), with antlers spanning up to 12 feet (3.65 meters).
For the part of the United Kingdom, see Northern Ireland.
They were palm like antlers, similar to those of a Fallow deer.
It is understood they were a victim of the Ice Age finally disappearing from Ireland around 10,500 years ago.
You’d also expect lush landscapes and breathtaking scenery.
That’s why Globus has included a photo stop at England’s breathtaking Land’s End; a drive on the 100-mile Ring of Kerry, with its rugged and magnificent landscapes; stunning scenery on Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula; the spectacular 668-foot Cliffs of Moher; Northern Ireland’s awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, formed millions of years ago; a scenic drive through Snowdonia National Park in Wales; England’s tranquil Lake District; the Isle of Skye, with some of Scotland’s best scenery; and much more.