Killarney Red Deer
The Red Deer on the Lake Hotel Grounds
There is a herd of Red Deer that can be seen on the Lake Hotel grounds all year round. The best time to see them is early in the morning and night-time. Each year from late September to late November the annual "Deer Rut" takes place. It is the Deer mating season and the Stags can be heard bellowing in the evenings. It is an ideal treat for Guests of the hotel to be able to experience one of Ireland's wildlife wonders from the hotel.
Each Year for the "Rut" we name the dominant Stag "Tuan" the King of the Deer. Tuan was the name in Irish mythology to a creature that could transform from one creature to the next. Below, you will find a short video demonstrating the bellowing of the Stag.