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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: Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Stroller parking
Reviewed April 14, 2014

Such a wonderful experience! We came away enriched. The presentation was so informative on birds of prey and we were awe struck seeing such beautiful creatures at incredibly close range. I can't recommend it highly enough. The hosts were ultra friendly and added to the positive experience. After the show we met a giant saddlebag pig, fed lambs and got tangled up in a boa constrictor...something for everyone on a great day out!!!! Just go! Well worth the entry fee.

2  Thank fififox1
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

What can I say. This place is incredible. A truly brilliant day for all ages.

From my 2 1/2 year old son to my father-in-law at (lets just say a bit older than that). We were all thoroughly entertained, educated and enthralled from start to finish.

From the moment we entered the grounds we were greeted with a smile and given a brief on what to expect and when. From there on in, its a gentle walk around the amazing variety of birds from your common farm hen to bald eagles, peregrine falcons, vultures and everything in between.

The people running Eagles Flying are not just putting on a show they are hosts and you can see their passion for the animals oozing from them as they talk excitedly about each of the different species and variety of bird. Their knowledge is secondary only to their obvious attachment to all of the birds that they know by name. The hosts welcome you in to their domain of these enigmatic creatures.

The show was amazing. The birds flying quite literally between the crowd. Feathers brushing your hair as they glide from the many experienced handlers around the arena. All the while, you are being educated on each bird almost without realizing.

The whole experience was one that we will all cherish for years to come and we have already vowed to return here in future years to experience the amazing world of Eagles Flying.

Thank NathanMartinPCS
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

Fantastic experience. I visited this with my mother and we both thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The birds were amazing and the staff/owners were extremely nice. I would recommend anyone travelling to the North-West to make a detour to go see this; you won't be disappointed! The shows run from April 1st - Nov 7th and are very reasonably priced (9.90 per adult). A must-see!

3  Thank denisekeogh07
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

Eagles Flying was a big hit with our group, children and adults alike. Staff was knowledgeable and passionate about the birds. And, wow, were those birds cool.

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

I've been to numerous bird shows around the world of excellent educational quality and, as a result, had high expectations of my trip here. Eagles Flying, however, is up there with the best.

The raptor presentation was quite possibly the most informative and entertaining i've experienced - i learnt lots of new stuff and the numerous close-pass fly overs were exhilarating. It was very special to be so close to these magnificent animals. One audience member was fearful of birds, but with the patience and attitude of the keeper, she was more or less comfortable holding them by the end of the show. A great step forward.

After the show, there is an opportunity to meet some other fabulous critters up very close and personal but i won't spoil the surprise by giving it all away!

One thing i didn't take away from the from the experience was a clear sense of the kind of research and/or conservation activities (beyond rehabilitation and public education) that the center undertakes. Having said this, there were numerous keepers on hand i could have asked these questions of.

Certainly worth a visit.

1  Thank sierrajuliette
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