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“Best part of trip”

Ireland's School of Falconry
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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!
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We were in Ireland for 7 days and this was the highlight of my husband's and kids' vacation (mine was listening a man singing in a Galway pub) and months later they are still talking about it. Seriously, we were there in June and it is almost November and they are still talking about it. The birds are amazing, and we learned a lot about their behavior.

I highly recommend Ireland's School of Falconry!

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Reviewed 25 October 2013

My new best friend was named Stoker, and my daughter handled Joyce, both beautiful Harris Hawks. Our hawk manager was a most knowledgeable and helpful young man who explained the hawking in detail. We walked through open areas and into the woods while the hawks flew freely. When we gave the proper sign, they would swoop from some distance onto the heavy gloves we wore and get their bit of meat. They rested calmly on our arms until we gave the signal for them to fly off once again. It was such a unique experience. It is a moderately expensive hour or so, but you must do it while at Ashford Castle.

Thank Suzanne U
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

Our host, Laura, was informative, friendly and fun. Flying the hawks was amazing, and an experience of a lifetime.

Thank Harletta
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Reviewed 24 October 2013 via mobile

Great time with Tommy and our falcons. Lovely way to spend an afternoon. Wear wellies or suitable footwear.

Thank Jody O
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

This was one of the highlights of our trip. It's absolutely amazing to fly an actual hawk. Our guide was great as well and we learned a lot about hawking and hunting. Yes, it's expensive, but it is so worth it. We did the shorter walk and I wish we had done the linger, but we really enjoyed our walk.

Thank cholestria
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