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“Fantastic Time”
Review of Eagles Flying

Eagles Flying
Ranked #1 of 4 things to do in Ballymote
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Eagles Flying is a scientifically run Wildlife Sanctuary specializing on Birds of Prey and Owls. We focus on "hands on" interaction between our well trained animals and our visitors. During our educational flying demonstrations members of the audience can have a bird of prey land on their hand or have Eagles, Falcons, Hawks or Vultures stoop inches over their heads while Scientists inform in a friendly and fun way. Our visitors can also visit our unique "Touch-Zoo" where they can play and pet "Tui & Alan" our Foxes, get pick pocketed by "Grizzly" our tame Raccoon, have "Monty" our 4 meter Python around their shoulders or get up close and personal with any of the other unusual animals. Get closer than you have ever been to the masters of the sky. Eagles Flying really is an unforgettable experience and a must see for people of all ages and interests.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Wheelchair access
Galway
2 reviews
“Fantastic Time”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We visited Eagles Flying last sunday and had a fantastic time. We took our nephew who was celebrating his 10th birthday and informed the staff of this. They were absolutely brilliant! He was even under the wind of an eagle, a thrilling experience for him. There were only about 15 people at the show we went to and everyone got a chance to have either an falcon or owl land on them to feed. The staff even came out with an eagle's feather and postcard for him. We all came out delighted and very well informed! Thanks so much for a fantastic time!

Visited October 2012
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Drogheda, Ireland
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“Fabulous day out!”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

This was one of the best attractions that I have ever visited in Ireland. We went as a group of 11 adults and every one of us agreed that it was a perfect day out.

The birds were amazing and the staff very friendly and knowledgeable. We have seen displays of birds flying before but the amount of information that we received from the owner made the experience all the more enjoyable. Everyone got an opportunity to see the birds up close and there were at least 30 people there so that impressed us. We were lucky enough to get to have some of the birds land on our arms so we have lots if photos now with happy memories!

I think this is a wonderful place for all ages although small children might get bored and restless so perhaps not ideal if visiting with under 5's for example.

After the display with the birds of prey went to see the farm animals and small pets in the barn behind the house and display area and again this was great fun for all ages.

I would highly recommend this location for a half day and I would be happy to return again some day if we were back in the area again.

Visited October 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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“Brilliant Experience”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

I would highly recommend this for somebody looking for activities in the Sligo area. Also great for kids too. Staff very friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed the 60 minute show. Eagles, owls, falcons all flying close past us and we got to handle and feed some of them which was cool. Very reasonable entry fee also.

Visited September 2012
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bristol uk
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“Excellent experience”
Reviewed September 15, 2012

We went to Eagles Flying (or, more properly, The Irish Raptor Research Centre) on a thoroughly wet miserable day, and were also the only two visitors, yet we received a warm welcome from owner and staff and had the best, most informative visit to a bird of prey centre ever. These guys are clearly totally dedicated to their birds and nothing gives them more pleasure than imparting some of their knowledge to visitors and hopefully inspiring them with some of their enthusiasm for the subject. The "bird show" was held indoors, given the wet weather, and certainly allowed us to get up close and very personal with a fantastic range of raptors and owls. It was an awesome experience, and again staff couldn't have been more helpful in terms of answering questions and helping us to get the best possible angles for photography. Afterwards we were able to wander the grounds and see more of the huge collection housed here, and I have to admit it was a bit sad to see these magnificent birds chained in enclosures. That said, I fully accept that many of these were rescue birds that would otherwise have died, and that there is no alternative if the centre is to continue with its vital conservation work. On a general note, there is a walk of 100m or so from the car park to the centre (driving in is permitted for the disabled only) and there are no facilities, as such. The centre could possibly think about offering a few souvenir postcards or t-shirts to help fund what must be a massively costly as well as worthwhile enterprise.

Visited September 2012
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“entertaining and educational”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

well worth a visit, for adults and children alike.
very entertaining, very informative and staff who are obvioulsy passionate about the birds and animals in their care. if you're within reasonable driving distance of ballymote, don't miss this.

Visited August 2012
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