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Ireland's School of Falconry

#1 of 9 Outdoor Activities in Cong Features Animals
| Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6820
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Did this on a whim while staying at the castle. Very rewarding and very fun. Being able to... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2016
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Highlight of our Ireland trip!

We loved our falconry experience! Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. Even though we had a slight... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2016
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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
+353 94 954 6820
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Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Did this on a whim while staying at the castle. Very rewarding and very fun. Being able to interact with the hawk was wonderful. The guide was very knowledgeable and realky made for a great experience. Highly recommended

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Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

We loved our falconry experience! Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. Even though we had a slight drizzle of rain it just added to the adventure! The birds are stunning and impressive. I was a bit nervous but truly once you get there you realize...More

Thank Kbaylor
Reviewed February 9, 2016 via mobile

This is an amazing adventure in a gorgeous setting. I went with two friends on a private hawk walk. We had two hawks and we rotated who flew them. That left one person always available for pictures. I would love to do this again. Remember,...More

Thank skylite0
Reviewed January 31, 2016

My husband and I had a grat experience on the Hawk walk. Our hawk was called Earrach and it was a great experience to see him in action. My husband handled him after very good instructions from our guide and it was something he really...More

Thank CMTWebster
Reviewed January 25, 2016 via mobile

The cost of flying a falcon might seem high at first but consider this- when will you ever get a chance to do this again? Don't think about the cost, trust me you will thank me afterwards for talking you into having the greatest experience...More

1  Thank Brian N
Reviewed January 17, 2016

We went on the 90 minute extended hawk walk. Was my husband and I and our guide, each of us with our "own" hawk, Loved every minute of it. Very informative. Fantastic guide. Cannot recommend enough.

Thank Pokey72
Reviewed January 11, 2016

This was one of the best parts of our week in Ireland. Our sons, aged 11 and 13, loved learning about and handling the hawks. We had a very interesting and knowledgeable guide and the two hawks we took out were well trained and performed...More

Thank WDR1970
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Stayed at Ashford Castle for 2 nights and we did this one day. We chose for the Extended walk. It was a about $400 with exchange rates when we did it(For 2 people). It was the most amazing thing I have ever done. Worth Every...More

1  Thank William M
Reviewed December 2, 2015

OMG this was the most amazing experience ever. If ever in Ireland or at or near Ashford Castle you must do this activity. Not only do you walk the grounds and woods with a hawk following you but you also learn about the birds and...More

Thank Donna d
Reviewed December 1, 2015

We recently toured Ireland, and the school of falconry was one of are most memorable stops on our trip. We had a slight idea of what to expect, but our experience was so much better than our expectations. We were greeted at the gate by...More

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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!
April 11, 2017|
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Response from Falconry | Property representative |
Hello feelinlucky, thank you very much for your query. The hawks will land on your gloved fist many times throughout the Hawk Walk. The majority of your Hawk Walk time is spent with you interacting with your hawk and with... More
March 18, 2017|
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Response from Falconry | Property representative |
Dear DianneRoseKelly, Thank you for your query. You do not have to be a guest of the Hotel to book a Hawk Walk, so there is no problem at all. I look forward to hearing from you and, hopefully, to flying our wonderful hawks... More