This looks like it could be either reptilian or avian features. Being dug up in Ireland, This has alot of significance because of the lack of written history of the Irish pagan religions and traditions. Reptilian/Avian features are the same though. Birds like ostriches do come from velociraptors. This figurine looks like it is depicting half of the face on mars. What I am about to say is purely speculation mixed with personal research. At some point the earth may have evolved Birdlike semi dinosaurs with a high neural/spiritual capacity. Every Epoch of evolution relating to different types/eras of life development in science may have a patron deity or being at the top of it’s pyramid. If you think about it we live on pyramid after pyramid. The apex of a million years ago is a legend to the apex of the now. Just a thought.