Deer makes an appearance at Ballylanders School

A deer made an appearance at Ballylanders National School this week. It is understood that the deer may be known locally, having made a similar appearance at a GAA training session in Ballylanders last year. (Photo: Katie Glavin)

A deer made its way into the grounds of Ballylanders National School earlier this week, causing a minor stir in the village.

It is understood that this deer may be ‘known locally’ as a similar appearance was made last year on the Ballylanders GAA grounds when players returned to training following the lockdown.

Gardaí in Ballylanders attended the scene at 12 noon on Wednesday, according to a spokesperson for An Garda Síochana.

“Three members of An Garda Síochana assisted with members of the public, safely removed a deer from the grounds of a premises to Limerick Animal Welfare in Moorestown, Kilfinane,” the spokesperson said.