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Ireland's School of Falconry

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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...more
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| Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6820
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Reviewed yesterday

The hawk walk was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. Gorgeous grounds at Ashford Castle provide a stunning backdrop to an incredible experience - a feeling of awe is undeniable when one of these majestic birds of prey swoops in to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AnnaRabea
Reviewed 3 days ago

WOW! We had such a wonderful time. Our handler/instructor was great. He was very knowledgable and gave us so much information. We felt unsure but in good hands. After the first five minutes of the walk and the first time a massive hawk is flying...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank VineyardHill
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just a wonderful experience. Go on a nature walk around a five star castle, while Harris hawks fly with you and eat right out of your glove!! The people were great as every one on the grounds. Highly friendly and professional.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank beorwyrm
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved every second of the hawk walk. Tom was incredible he answered every question and made the whole experience wonderful if you can get him as your guide you should! The grounds are stunning. As is obviously the bird. The whole experience is worth...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Audra C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The grounds of Ashford Castle are a lovely setting for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Our guide, Danielle, had a particular passion for the art and history of falconry. Ask any question you have! Her calm, clear instructions will help you communicate confidence with your body language....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RDSwans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the highlight of our trip to Ireland!! I thought this was going to be a good experience and it most certainly was..... There were two of us and the birds we had were Joyce and Swift (sisters..). I cannot remember the name of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Zigenbock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what an amazing experience. I loved it, well that's until a mouse bum and tail was put into my glove for the falcon to eat !!!! It was wonderful to see these magnificent birds in flight. I loved the experience!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank majellaq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved spending time at the Falconry learning about the birds and seeing a demonstration. Beautiful surrounding area and located on the grounds of Ashford Castle

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kimberlycoyne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply a fascinating hour long walk through the forest with a guide and your hawk on your arm. The birds in the aviary very well minded,And staff very friendly efficient and knowledgeable, the hour passed so fast and you learn a whole new respect...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank seob66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so impressed with the skill, knowledge of our American-Irish Hawk handler. She was really great as you could see her passion for the art of falconry, the training, the skills, and how to deliver to the guests and making us (Semi) Experts after...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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todd c
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Zigenbock | Reviewed this property |
No - not at all. If she can still walk okay, the pace is very slow.
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
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!