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Ireland's School of Falconry

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| Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6820
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Amazing experience

My husband and I did the extended hawk walk yesterday and got to spend time with Yoda & Wookie, two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
amymartin514
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Durban, South Africa
Incredible experience that far exceeded expectations

As a family of animal lovers, this was a must-do item on my bucket list for quite some time, and it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shauna N
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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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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“harris hawk” (50 reviews)
“hawk walk” (174 reviews)
“birds of prey” (38 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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| Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did the extended hawk walk yesterday and got to spend time with Yoda & Wookie, two juvenile Harris Hawks and of course, Dingle the Owl... We were in absolute awe and overcome to be able to walk with these birds, and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a family of animal lovers, this was a must-do item on my bucket list for quite some time, and it did not disappoint. We did the one hour hawk walk with our wonderful guide Marin, and our two incredible birds, Rua and Aztec. Marin...More

Thank Shauna N
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Totally worth your time! The birds are beautiful and the people who work there truly love what they do. They are welcoming and friendly and quickly prepare you. The walk around the grounds of Ashford Castle is just beautiful. Flying hawks while walking makes it...More

Thank travelbug669
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went on a hawk walk and it was amazing. Our falconer, Danielle, was very friendly and taught us some of the basics before setting out. After about 10 minutes we set out with hawks on our arms to the trail. It...More

Thank Seth M
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Three of us went with two birds (Aztec & Maya). Worked out very well so one could take photos. Guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Just walking the grounds was a treat. Birds were impressive. We signed up based on trip advisor ratings and were...More

Thank LenoreL629
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Truly a unique experience to do a Hawk Walk with falcons! We each had a falcon of our own to take walking through the forest, release them, and have them come back landing on your leather glove. Unless you have done this before, its a...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

First, the hawk walk at Ireland's School of Falconry isn't cheap. Second, it's a not-to-be-missed opportunity that's worth every penny. The grounds at Ashford Castle where the school is located are nothing short of spectacular. Reserve a slot ahead of time, attend a briefing, put...More

Thank mvdljca
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We decided to book one of the interesting lessons that was offered near Ashford castle. We didn't realize how much fun and how interesting our lesson would be. We had an overview first on what and what not to do when falcon flying. We learned...More

Thank Land2Sea
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Great and unusual way to spend an afternoon. Everyone was lovely. Really enjoyed walking the hawks through the beautiful grounds.

Thank Cait C
Reviewed 27 October 2017

One of the best experiences I have had walking through the woods and seeing these wild birds heading towards your hand you feel like one with nature the guide is full of information about these wonderful birds if you do nothing else don’t miss this

Thank Di W
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Angywells72
26 June 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!
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feelinlucky
11 April 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
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DianneRoseKelly
18 March 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
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