A comfy high chair shooting platform used to kill wild deer.
According to the Irish Times last year: ‘Wicklow accounts for over a third of all deer shot by licensed hunters in Ireland in the last hunting season, and a high concentration of deer in certain areas has been linked to outbreaks of TB.’
It’s Scuffy the “reindeer’ with Amanda Scobie (left) and Sonia Kelly launching the programme of events for the Christmas season from DublinatChristmas.ie.an initiative by DublinTown, Dublin City Council, the Dublin Transport Companies, The Office of Public Works and city centre businesses.
“Fallow deer graze as the long grass which has been cut and bailed near the Papal Cross. Since the 1970s with the removal of hay these grasslands has been improving. Extensive open areas of grassland such as the ‘Fifteen Acres ‘ provide nesting sites for skylark. Grasslands which are remote from the main thoroughfares, are not cut and thus provide food and shelter for invertebrates and cover for small animals….”