We went to Eagles Flying (or, more properly, The Irish Raptor Research Centre) on a thoroughly wet miserable day, and were also the only two visitors, yet we received a warm welcome from owner and staff and had the best, most informative visit to a bird of prey centre ever. These guys are clearly totally dedicated to their birds and nothing gives them more pleasure than imparting some of their knowledge to visitors and hopefully inspiring them with some of their enthusiasm for the subject. The "bird show" was held indoors, given the wet weather, and certainly allowed us to get up close and very personal with a fantastic range of raptors and owls. It was an awesome experience, and again staff couldn't have been more helpful in terms of answering questions and helping us to get the best possible angles for photography. Afterwards we were able to wander the grounds and see more of the huge collection housed here, and I have to admit it was a bit sad to see these magnificent birds chained in enclosures. That said, I fully accept that many of these were rescue birds that would otherwise have died, and that there is no alternative if the centre is to continue with its vital conservation work. On a general note, there is a walk of 100m or so from the car park to the centre (driving in is permitted for the disabled only) and there are no facilities, as such. The centre could possibly think about offering a few souvenir postcards or t-shirts to help fund what must be a massively costly as well as worthwhile enterprise.
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