Description: The Irish Deer (An Fia Eireannach)
Inspired by our natural landscape, the Native Collection is tableware that has been lovingly hand-manufactured using home-grown, hardwood flaming beech. Adorned with original artwork by our sister Deirdre, it combines traditions both old and new to portray the beauty of Ireland.
The prehistoric Giant Irish Deer that roamed our luscious green land at the end of the last Ice Age had the largest pair of antlers ever recorded on any deer-like animal. A mature male Irish deer’s antlers could span up to 3.6 meters. The animal's special link with Ireland is that most of the best examples of antlers and skeletons were found preserved in our extensive bogs. Most Irish Giant Deer remains date from 11,000 or 12,000 years ago. Presently, the red deer is Ireland’s largest land mammal and is the only species of deer that is considered native to Ireland.
The old pound coin was adorned with a proud, mystical stag, and indeed deer feature prominently in Irish mythology. The stag is a proud symbol; many Munster families have this animal in their crest and in ancient times kingship was often defined by the hunt for a stag.
Every paddle STAG board has an attractive, unique, natural grain.
Dimensions: 51 (l) x 21 (w) x 2 (h) cm
Presentation: This item comes in an eco friendly, recyclable gift box.
We will always strive to get your little piece of Ireland to you as soon as possible & in perfect order!
Irish Crafts will usually endeavour to dispatch goods within 1 working day of your order, we generally dispatch same working day where possible. If for some reason there is any delay to this we will contact you with updates & options.
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Delivery & Collection Services:
If living nearby you can opt to 'click & collect' picking up your order at our Doolin store. Eircode: V95 W9N2, Current Opening Hours are found here.
If your cart consists of small/light items suitable to be sent by envelope, for example, greeting cards, you may be offered an alternative 'Envelope Service' this is a standard post service, delivering in 1-2 days for up to 250gm and is provided by An Post.
Covid-19 Shipping Impact:
Spring 2022 has brought along a welcome recovery from Covid restrictions, however, there are global imbalances as to the pace of recovery and it will remain a changing landscape for some time yet. While we are continuing to fulfil online orders we advise you to expect delays and irregularities as to when & how shipments may be delivered at this time.
Customs & Duties outside the EU*:
If you reside outside the European Union (EU VAT Area) local taxes/duties are not included in your order total & are not the responsibility of the Irish Crafts.
The delivery agent may charge the recipient local duties, taxes and processing fees, should any apply, at the time of delivery. As we have no control over such taxes or charges, they are not calculated in your online total. You should contact your local customs office for more information.
*Brexit: Note from January 1st 2021 The UK is now considered to be outside the EU VAT area, with the exception of Northern Ireland.
Ukraine & Russia
Following growing unrest in the regions, from February 24th 2022, we will cease all deliveries to Ukraine & Russia until further notice.