Killarney National Park not to be fenced off to prevent accidents with deer

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has no plans to fence off sections of the Killarney National Park to avoid accidents between motorists and deer.

There have been calls for fencing to be erected following a number of accidents whereby deer cross into the paths of motorists.

The department says it would not be a viable solution and would not achieve the desired results for a number of reasons, including the size of the national park and the ability of deer to navigate fences.

The NPWS has been liaising with Kerry County Council regarding improving signage and sight lines in the area.