Beware dangers posed by Kilkenny's wild stags, warns Mayor

Mayor of Kilkenny has called for action to address the issue

Sam Matthews

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Mayor Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere has called for signage on the Thomastown to Graignamamagh road due to an increase in incidents where stags and deer are crossing the road posing a danger to traffic

Kilkenny is well known as a popular destination for stag and hen parties— but it’s a different kind of stag that the Mayor of Kilkenny is warning about this week.

Mayor Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere has called for signage to be erected on the Thomastown to Graignamamagh road due to what he says is an increase in incidents where stags and deer are venturing out onto the road, presenting a danger to road users.

“Over the last couple of weeks there has been a significant increase in instances where deer have ventured out onto the road causing serious danger to motorists,” he says.

“I have spoken with the area engineer, and from a health and safety perspective, I feel it is very important that signs be erected informing motorists of the potential dangers that could await them. I’m glad to confirm that the necessary signs will be erected shortly.”

A Red Deer stag