We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Bird of Prey Centre

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Amazing Owl expereince, highly recommended.

The real stars are the owl, hawks, falcons and eagles, truly amazing birds of prey. We booked the... read more

Reviewed March 22, 2019
GoreyLad
,
Gorey, Ireland
A must do experience

We done the owl experience and what an experience it was! First we got an in-depth tour around the... read more

Reviewed March 18, 2019
ChewieBacca
,
County Wicklow, Ireland
via mobile
Read all 53 reviews
All photos (36)
All photos (36)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good9%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Contact
Russborough, Blessington, Ireland
More
Improve This Listing
Reviews (53)
Filter reviews
52 results
Traveler rating
47
5
0
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
47
5
0
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews hawk walk russborough house three generations recommend this place barn owl star review great place for all the family an amazing experience knowledgeable guide few hours owls handlers hold field tom animals display
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 52 reviews
Reviewed March 22, 2019

The real stars are the owl, hawks, falcons and eagles, truly amazing birds of prey. We booked the owl experience and started with an introduction to the birds from the extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastically staff, learning about each in turn. We then had time to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank GoreyLad
Reviewed March 18, 2019 via mobile

We done the owl experience and what an experience it was! First we got an in-depth tour around the extensive array of birds on display and after the tour we got to hold some of the owls which was amazing! The best part was the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ChewieBacca
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

After finding a piece written about this centre, we decided to pay a visit with the kids.... and oh my was it worth it! Tom was our guide and he patiently explained characters and features of the variety of birds at the centre. The kids...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank gtm_2015j
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

My partner had a charity cycle that started & finished in Russborough House. I took advantage of the spare time & visited the National Bird of Pray centre. The husband & wife duo here are so knowledgeable & friendly. I even got to take some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nessa88O
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Three generations of the family from 1 yr to 65 yrs all got something from this very pleasant and educational visit. We were shown around by a most informative and knowledgeable guide who gave us an entertaining tour. The highlight for the children (ok and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ged D
Reviewed October 12, 2018

It was a wonderful place to visit for a few hours. The staff are so nice and happy to answer your questions.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank aislingstyle134
Reviewed August 30, 2018

A wonderful experience. Fantastic setting! Learned so much from their very friendly and helpful staff. Ollie in particular was our guide on the Hawk Walk. Extremely knowledgeable and a great passion for his work. An absolute joy to listen to him tell you all the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eireann9
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Really glad we visited this attraction / exhibit. Really educational and informative and fun for the children. (Even the teenager). Highly recommended. Will also visit again.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Stephen H
Reviewed August 14, 2018

The staff here made it - very informative, approachable and knowledgeable, our children got plenty of time to hold owls. Display was excellent. Well done. We would really recommend this place. It really was the handlers who made it a 5 star review.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank richard111076
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We took part in a hawk walk and it was such a great experience. Such a beautiful bird and so well trained. We learned so much and got lots of hands on experience. Plenty of photo opportunities. We also got to learn about all the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SIMONE M
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 2 nearby hotels
Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort
1,280 reviews
1.18 miles away
The Avon
350 reviews
2.14 miles away
Killashee Hotel
1,884 reviews
5.54 miles away
Osprey Hotel
1,491 reviews
6.50 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 13 nearby restaurants
The Ballymore Inn
332 reviews
1.88 miles away
West Wicklow House
301 reviews
2.68 miles away
Leo's Diner @ The Star Inn
8 reviews
2.92 miles away
Hollywood Inn
254 reviews
3.49 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 14 nearby attractions
Blessington Lake Boat Hire
7 reviews
4.06 miles away
Tulfarris Golf Club
57 reviews
.92 miles away
Russborough House
514 reviews
.11 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Deborah M
August 12, 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from Rory M | Reviewed this property |
Im 42 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and every question i asked was answered and added to. There's a tour of the birds with a good chat about each and every bird on display then you get to carry 3 or 4 of them. 10... More
0
Votes
rsjctpe
August 1, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Pouche | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Russborough House is just outside Blessington village and you can get a bus into the village from Dublin (number 65) but you will need to pick up a taxi from there to Russborough House. As far as I know, no public... More
1
Vote
cvisagie2018
April 5, 2018|
Answer
Response from DnBK77 | Reviewed this property |
The web site (which is equally acessible to you) says 11-5. There is also a phone number; I would take the precaution of calling to confirm a few days prior your visit.
0
Votes