1.15pm - 1.45pm, 19 August 2022, Adults
HERITAGE WEEK: The ice age giant deer Megaloceros
This Heritage Week join Nigel Monaghan, recently retired Keeper, National Museum of Ireland - Natural History, for a short online talk about the ‘Irish Elk’ or ‘giant deer’ Megaloceros Ireland’s most famous extinct animal.
These magnificent animals were as big as a horse and had the largest antlers ever seen on a deer, at almost four metres. They were widespread across the island at the end of the last ice age and are found in many museums around the world as well as stately homes in Ireland. Known since the 1580s, we now know a lot more about how they lived, and why they went extinct due to climate change.
This is a closed YouTube live event with a pre-recorded talk and a live Q&A. Please note the entire event will be recorded and posted online at a later stage. Booked attendees will receive a link closer to the event to view the lecture on YouTube. Please use the 'chat' feature on YouTube to ask any questions and these will be answered live at the end of the talk. If you would like to post a question, please be aware, you will need to have a YouTube account.
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This Heritage Week join Nigel Monaghan, recently retired Keeper, National Museum of Ireland - Natural History, for a short online talk about the 'giant deer', Ireland's most famous extinct animal.
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