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The Lodge at Sycamore Hill | Tiglin, Newcastle, Wicklow, Ireland
+353 87 907 5669
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First-rate birdwatching outing

Our day out birdwatching with Eric Dempsey was fantastic. Eric was extremely knowledgeable and... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
Carol H
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Alexandra, Australia
The perfect get away!

An amazing and peaceful haven. We were made welcome and to feel at home from the moment we arrived... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2018
Sara-Amy82
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Bergamo, Italy
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Experience Ireland's wonderful birds, wildlife and natural gems with Ireland's leading bird expert, Eric 'the Birdman' Dempsey. Discover the best birding and wildlife sites in Ireland in a relaxed, fun but highly professional way with Eric, author of eight books on Ireland's birds and wildlife. If you're a photographer, join Eric on a wildlife photography day and learn the secrets of capturing nature with your camera. Or if you just want to relax and enjoy our garden birds, why not stay at The Lodge at Sycamore Hill which is Eric and Hazel's home (along with Suzie the dog, two cats and the various wild animals and birds that call this place home!). Come join us for a nature day you will never forget. See our website or make contact with us for further details.
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The Lodge at Sycamore Hill | Tiglin, Newcastle, Wicklow, Ireland
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+353 87 907 5669
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Our day out birdwatching with Eric Dempsey was fantastic. Eric was extremely knowledgeable and experienced and knew exactly where to go to locate a multitude of birds. We discovered parts of Ireland we would never have visited on our own and were introduced to species...More

Thank Carol H
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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

An amazing and peaceful haven. We were made welcome and to feel at home from the moment we arrived. A beautiful location, we could have spent hours sipping coffee and watching the birds come and go to all the feeders. The house was beautiful, so...More

Thank Sara-Amy82
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

On our first visit to Ireland my wife and I booked a day of birding with Eric Dempsey. The day was unquestionably the highlight of the trip for both of us. Eric is a true expert and he is so very generous in sharing his...More

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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

On a recent visit to Ireland I was most fortunate to enjoy an excellent birding outing with Eric Dempsey. Eric rapidly discerned the kind of birding experience I was seeking & provided exactly that. He was sensitive to my wishes & perspective & successfully found...More

Thank Margaret V
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Reviewed October 12, 2017

In August, my wife and I spent three days at the Lodge and one full day birding with Eric as part of a two week visit to Ireland. What a wonderful time! From the moment we arrived, the stay was fantastic with bright sunny accommodation...More

Thank Jeannette B
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

If you have any interest in birding in Ireland, don't miss out on the opportunity to spend a few hours with Eric Dempsey. He is extremely knowledgeable about where to go for the best experiences. I am a relatively new birder, and was visiting from...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

Birding with Eric was a once in a life time opportunity and certainly the highlight of my trip to Ireland that I heavily recommend for anyone regardless of birding experience. I was a soloist on my first trip abroad and Eric went above and beyond...More

Thank OliviaStreb
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Our birding group of 5 adults was a motley crew--a mixture of locals and returning emigrants with varying levels of skill and knowledge.Expectations were equally varied with some of the group having "key target birds" while others were just out to enjoy a day of...More

Thank franceskeogh
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EricDBirdman, Owner at Birds Ireland Tours & Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2017

Thanks for such a great review. I have to admit that our days birding was a very special one when it all fell into place. Some of the birds that were the targets of some within the group were 'hard' birds...but the fact that we...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2017

My fifteen year old son, Conor and I had the best day ever with Eric on August 9th. This was my son's second time to spend a day birding with Eric, while it was a first for me. Being from the Midlands, our trip to...More

Thank _aidanhenry62
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EricDBirdman, Owner at Birds Ireland Tours & Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review...we had a great day and Conor is an exceptional young birder. I look forward to birding with him again soon. And I'm delighted that you too had a great day...both of you are so relaxed and easy...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2017

My husband organized a personal tour with Eric for my birthday. Both my husband and I absolutely loved it. Eric took us to many different places to see lots of different birds and I saw and learned about so many birds I had never seen...More

Thank Miriam B
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EricDBirdman, Owner at Birds Ireland Tours & Workshops, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Hi Miriam, many thanks for your lovely review. It really was a pleasure to spend time with you both and to introduce the wonderful birds that we have here on Ireland's east coast. The fine weather, the engaging conversation and the great birds made this...More

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