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Hawkeye Falconry

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Waterford, Ireland
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About Hawkeye Falconry
At Hawkeye Falconry Ireland we offer our guest's the opportunity to fly one of our trained hawks. We offer these highly interactive falconry experiences at some of the most beautiful locations in both Waterford and Kilkenny. Private Falconry Experience Your Private Falconry Experience will begin with an introduction to the Hawk you are about to fly. Our falconer will brief you on a 5000 year history of the ancient art of falconry. You will set off on a walk as your hawk follows you, watching your every move. Your falconer will teach you how to recall the hawk from the tree tops to your gloved hand and send him back to the trees again. During the walk, your falconer will work with you to ensure you get some amazing photo and video opportunities as you call the hawk several times to your gloved hand. To finish up your falconry experience you will be introduced to one or possibly two of our owls. As you fly the owl, your falconer will teach you about the species and their habitat.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a falconry demonstration/interaction during our stay at Lyrath Estate Hotel. Caroline treated our small group to a wonderful visit with her terrific birds. She was very informative and our interaction with her and the birds went on well beyond our planned visit. The...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great experience. Booked for my 12year old. He loved every minute of this experience. Informative. Hands on. In the beautiful surroundings of mount juliet kilkenny. Birds are treated with the utmost care and respect. My son's favourite trip of the summer. We 'll...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was truly a magical experience! Caroline braved some light rain with her beautiful birds to educate my husband and me all about falconry. She was very personable and filled with lots of knowledge. We got to spend quite a long time working two Harris...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed July 5, 2019 via mobile

Very professional falconer Caroline educated me on the history of falconry and on the characteristics of the bird we were flying. I was able to catch the hawk after free flight while walking in natural habitat. The bird was very well trained and at ease...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us! Kind regards, Caroline

Reviewed June 29, 2019

As part of activities on our Tauck tour, five of us went on falconry experience with John and Sean his assistant. The hawk is well trained and not intimidating. We spent individual time with the hawk and owl. Unique experience at Mount Juliet, in its...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 23, 2019

Our family’s falconry experience to celebrate dad’s birthday exceeded our expectations on all levels. Caroline’s expert knowledge added to this incredible experience. The gorgeous Harris hawk Mabel was amazingly well trained and a joy to work with. We learned so much about this ancient sport...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

This afternoon we took the hawk walk with John. He introduced us to Egbert a Harris hawk. We got to practice calling Egbert from the tree and got many amazing photo ops. From there we walked the grounds calling Egbert from time to time. It...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

This was the best outdoor experience of my life. I loved carolines enthusiasm, breadth of knowledge and energy. Mabel and nelson were incredible- i was transfixed.. highly recommend!!!!

Date of experience: June 2019
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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words it is much appreciated, we are so happy you enjoyed your Falocnry Experience with us! Kind regards, Caroline

Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

Couldn't recommend this highly enough. Worth every penny. Amazing insight into these beautiful animals. Caroline was brilliant.

Date of experience: June 2019
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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words we really appreciate the feedback, we are delighted you enjoyed your Falconry Experience with us! Kind regards, Caroline

Reviewed June 1, 2019 via mobile

Myself, husband, and son just did a 90 minute hawk walk and hunting demonstration with John at Mount Juliet estates. It was one of the most amazing experiences we have ever had!! John was very friendly and informative and a pleasure to chat with. We...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you, we are delighted that you enjoyed your Falconry Experience with us!

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shazbyrne
September 15, 2017|
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Response from John D | Property representative |
Hi, we dont have admission price as we offer falconry experiences by booking if you would like to email me I can pass on experiences and prices. Thank you,john.
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thekraze
June 16, 2017|
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Response from John D | Property representative |
Email is the best way to book, We work from Waterford Castle which is 30 mins from the Castle.
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thekraze
March 29, 2017|
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Response from John D | Property representative |
Hi Mary, Thank you for your enquiry. The Falconry experience is very hands on and interactive so yes, each person will get to call the Hawk a number of times to their glove and there will be fantastic photo opportunities... More
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