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Ireland's School of Falconry

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| Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
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90 minutes flew by!

What a fantastic experience for our entire family. Joe was patient and had such passion for the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Beaverhousen
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Dallas, Texas
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Unique experience for the whole family

One of our highlights of our trip to Ireland. The “hawk walk” was so much fun and educational as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
David S
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Longmont
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A chance for you to fly a hawk around the spectacular grounds of Ashford Castle in a private one hour Hawk Walk. No-one ever forgets the moment when their hawk first swoops down from a tree to land on their gloved fist - Flying a hawk is an experience of a lifetime!
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| Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a fantastic experience for our entire family. Joe was patient and had such passion for the birds. He taught us so much. Walking the hawks and later flying the owl were the highlight of our Ashford Castle stay. You get such value for what...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of our highlights of our trip to Ireland. The “hawk walk” was so much fun and educational as well. Strolling through the forest with these amazing raptors was a once in a lifetime experience.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My dad, my brother and myself recently did the Falconry at Ashford Castle and all 3 of us had the BEST time. We had Joe as our guide and he was very personable and knowledgeable. He was wonderful to have. I would highly recommend doing...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Hawk Walk at Ireland’s School of Falconry at Ashford Castle was phenomenal!!! My daughter had an excellent experience and her guide Connor was extremely personable and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While staying at Ashford Castle, my wife and I spent a few hours at their School of Falconry and enjoyed every minute of it. It was an experience like we had never had before. Our instructor was wonderful and our two falcons, Maya and Wilde,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When staying at Ashford, we discovered they offered the chance to do a Hawk walk. We jumped at the chance. At first, we thought we would just watch someone handle the birds, but we were introduced to the birds bu Joe, who is awesome, then...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say, walking through the woods with a Harris Hawk flying from the trees to your hand! How could life get any better. Our guide Madeline as fantastic! This adventure was booked by my wife and I was not so sure about it....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are 5 mature(old) adults who decided to take the Falconry experience. Three of us actually had Falcons and two were there to watch and take photos. The gal who assisted us was from California and had come to Ashford because she loved birds. She...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Danielle took her time explaining the history of falconry and most importantly the interaction and training of the birds. She spoke to and demonstrated the bonding with her hawks. The trust between her and her birds was remarkable and a delight to see. Danielle then...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I will never forget our time spent here. We had an amazing time flying Harris Hawks, Wookie and Yoda. Dalen was an extremely knowledgeable, friendly and caring guide. You can tell he loves what he does. This is an experience not to...More

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todd c
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Lisa C | Reviewed this property |
There is hardly any walking involved.
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Trip4g
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Art G | Reviewed this property |
The cost was -depending on exchange rate- $100 USD for an hour session. You walk with a Harris Hawk on a gauntlet, you stop periodically to let the hawks fly out and return. This happens numerous times on the beautiful... More
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Angywells72
June 26, 2017|
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Response from DebH892 | Reviewed this property |
I emailed to set up time, date, number of our group and I heard back within 24 hours each time I had a different question. Once we got there, "Mel" was out falconer and she was awesome!
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