I am so glad we took a chance and stopped by the school at the day of our castle checkout. Flying a hawk is one of those life time experiences one will never forget. The school is located at the Ashford Castle grounds and although run independently, it was impressively clean and spacious. It was clear that all animals are treated with love and respect. Colin (Not sure how to spell his name) was our guide/teacher. He was so knowledgeable and passionate about his job! He took the time to show us the grounds and explain what happens daily with each bird at the school. He showed us the area where the birds are kept overnight and details on how they are fed. Milli was our hawk and she did such a great job staying around as we walked the castle gardens and forest coming back every time we wanted to feed her. She put on a nice show flying low to the ground and even just hanging out on our arm as we walked around. This is by far the most amazing experience we had in Ireland and we highly recommend anyone to stop by and check the school out. Special thanks to Colin (former school teacher) for taking us in on a last minute request without notice, he is great!
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