Killarney Falconry

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Killarney Falconry
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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The traditional application of falconry has been to take a Bird of Prey, train it and then attempt to catch wild quarry with it. Although our guided walks with hawks experience, is not a hunting expedition, it is a leisurely stroll through the majestic settings of Killarney with falconer and hawk/or team of hawks and shows the ability of trained birds and their relationship with their human partners.The participants will have hands on experience with the hawks,you will be able to handle and fly the hawk yourselves under instruction from killarney falconry's falconers. We finish up with an owl encounter where you can handle & hold an owl. Private Hawk Walk Duration 1hr approx One Participant 70euro Two Participants 100euro Three Participants 130euro Family Package (2adults/2kidsU14)120euro Extra Participants/Spectators €30each, Times between 10am to 3.30pm Daily Weather permitting activity. Pre-booking avoids disappointment Locations for Hawk Walks may change due to conditions but normally 5/10mins drive from Killarney town centre Kind Regards Killarney Falconry Geoffrey 0872401551 / 00353872401551
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Trish O
Galway, Ireland40 contributions
Prior to heading to Killarney for our Staycation I contacted Killarney Falconry & got a very prompt reply from Geoffrey detailing the experience & the prices... as I wanteed to be certain of doing this & you can never guarantee Irish weather we didn't book until we were on the ground, so to speak. The Weds forecast seemed the best so we booked and met John in a hotel carpark. We followed him to some woods down a very long lane & at last arrived at the destination - a wooded copse of trees. We then met Meeko the Harris hawk & each of us got multiple turns at having him fly to the gaunlet to feed. During the experience John entertained us with lots of info about falconry including the many terms that have migrated into the English language. And just when we though it was all over we got back to John's van and three fabulous owls were produced... each of us got a nuzzling owl on our gloved hand.. who knew these beautiful birds were so affectionate? It was the perfect end to one of the highlights of my existence....
Written September 1, 2020
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Ryan P
Chevy Chase, MD47 contributions
This was an exoerience I was really looking forward to ahead of our trip to Ireland and it did not disappoint. Our falconer, John is an incredible guide and teacher who you can tell genuinely cares for these birds. My group consisted of 6 (my family) and we each got ample time to be up close with Miko the Harris Hawk and a variety of the most beautiful owls I have ever seen. To be so close to these birds and witness their strength and intelligence was very special. I would do this again in a heartbeat! It's a good idea to pack a raincoat (when doesn't it rain in Ireland?!) and wear long pants since you're out in a field with tall grass (flies and mosquitos).
Written July 8, 2022
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I-am G
Phoenix, AZ84 contributions
We booked this tour after finding it on the internet. Honestly, we weren't sure what to expect...so glad we booked it!

Truly sorry, but don't remember our bird handler's name, but he was very communicative, friendly, and provided tons of great information not he birds. We had a chance to see a hawk and 3 different types of owls in action. We each took multiple turns letting the hawk/owls land on our hands (using gloves) and taking pictures and video. It was a cold rainy morning and none of us cared because we were having a cool experience!

The birds looked extremely healthy, and it looked like the handler truly took care and bonded with these beautiful birds.

Honestly, even though it's only an hour long, it was probably one of the coolest things we did in Ireland during the holiday. Totally well worth it!

Recommendations: You meet the handler away from the city, so bring water, stay warm, and no bathrooms. He takes cash for payment.
Written May 17, 2022
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Mary R
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Couples
As part of our staycation in Kerry, we booked in for the guided tour. Hands down one of the best experiences we’ve ever done! While initial apprehensive as I wouldn’t have thought before this I didn’t like birds, I found it to be a really enjoyable experience.

It really made us feel on holiday. Lovely memory. Got great photos too.

The walk takes place in a woods so ideal coverage from the drizzle of rain. Book it you won’t regret it!
Written July 13, 2020
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Gori_g
Carlow, Ireland72 contributions
Absolutely brilliant experience! John was lovely, very informative and answered all our questions. Miko, Riley and Casper were absolutely gorgeous. It was a pleasure and an honour to have experienced the Hawk Walk and I would thoroughly recommend it to anybody who is considering it.
Written August 21, 2020
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mikesub3
Limerick, Ireland62 contributions
Family
We met John and he guided to a little wood just outside Killarney. John introduced us to Miko the Harris Hawk and took us on a tour thru the wood with each of us getting loads of time with Miko. Our 5 and 6 year old were delighted to meet, Handle and Fly Miko. John answered all our questions, even the silly ones and took fabulous photos. We ended with 10 minutes of play time (hugging, petting and the occasional nibble) with 2 barn owls, a tawny owl and a skopse owl.
Written July 29, 2020
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Ger Fitzgerald
Limerick, Ireland6 contributions
Excellent experience for the family. We visited Killarney for a weekend and absolutely loved our experience with the falconry, it was one of the highlights of our trip.
We got to meet Tex the Harrier and were amazed to see the bird so close to its hunting environment.
Booking and arrangement were made so easy with no long complications and the area is we visited was not too far from the town.
This is a must do experience when visiting Killarney as we would have never got so close and witnessed the birds in any other manner.
At the end were got a delightful surprise when meeting the 3 owls.
Our guide on the day was full of knowledge and so helpful and friendly.
We have many pictures to look back on and show friends and family of this great experience
Written September 24, 2020
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MRS.TRAVELS.OFTEN
Tecumseh, Canada1,298 contributions
Couples
This experience was incredible.
A private hawk walk and A lot of animal interaction with so many great pictures and memories. John was amazing, this was the highlight of our Ireland trip. He was kind ,patient and so friendly. ( I have a tendency to get a lil EXCITED.) You can really see how much he cares for these birds. We learned quite a bit about the birds as we walked around and had the bird retrieve food from our glove. We were flying Miko a Harris hawk. It was absolutely incredible. He took the time to take some really great photos for us and even a slow motion fly over. After posting my pics friends and family want to go just for this experience alone. I highly recommend this company and tour. After our hawk walk we were introduced to a couple owls …OMG !!!! so frickin cute and cuddly. I had the Tawny owl named Rylee and my husband had this little bitty white face Scops named professor.
I really feel that John went out of his way to make sure we had the very best experience.
I love birds and I have owl decor everywhere in my house , my husband said he searched the ground for feathers for me and didn’t find any, and then John came back with feathers out of the van …it was so thoughtful.
Thank you again John for an incredible experience.
JUST AMAZING
Written June 23, 2022
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Laura Duffy
County Offaly, Ireland21 contributions
Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed our hawk walk this morning with Liam. We flew a variety of spectacular eagles/owls and had plenty of time to hold them. Liam was amazing with the birds and answered all our questions! It’s one of the most amazing experiences and would highly recommend it to anyone!
Written August 12, 2020
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Judy U
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This was an amazing experience that we will never forget! John and his birds are wonderful, he is so patient with them and made sure each of the 16 of us got our pictures with his Hawk, Arizona.
This is a must do in Killarney, I can't say enough about it! Schedule your entire Killarney visit around it.
The affection he shows his birds is so touching, they love him!
Written May 17, 2022
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