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Ireland's School of Falconry

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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...more
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| Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Our visit to Ireland's School of Falconry was the highlight of our European vacation. It was an experience that me and my family will always cherish ... one of those unique experiences that defines a vacation. We were a family of four walking the grounds...More

10  Thank STP1606
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

I stayed in this wonderful place with my husband and it was a 5 star experience truly. I was on crutches at the time so it was tricky to move around but decided on a walk around the grounds. We came upon A French lady...More

4  Thank Merry3
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Loved spending time at the Falconry learning about the birds and seeing a demonstration. Beautiful surrounding area and located on the grounds of Ashford Castle

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Quite simply a fascinating hour long walk through the forest with a guide and your hawk on your arm. The birds in the aviary very well minded,And staff very friendly efficient and knowledgeable, the hour passed so fast and you learn a whole new respect...More

Thank seob66
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was so impressed with the skill, knowledge of our American-Irish Hawk handler. She was really great as you could see her passion for the art of falconry, the training, the skills, and how to deliver to the guests and making us (Semi) Experts after...More

Thank Esp70
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our guide was Joe - his enthusiasm, knowledge and laid back manner made for a brilliant experience. The birds are beautiful and the relationship between them and the instructors is fascinating. Watching them fly through the forest and then returning to land on your arm...More

Thank Davemacnumberone
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our guide Jabob was absolutely wonderful. It was just the two of us and Jacob. We each had our "own" hawk. These were young hawks in training, only 4 months old, and they were great! Do not miss this if...More

Thank SeanO894
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is unlike anything we’ve ever done before. My husband and I had a wonderful time on our hawk walk and are still talking about it. The pictures are Christmas card worthy and our guide was so kind to also take a few videos for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you are in Cong, do the Hawk Walk. You will not regret it. I wanted to get the most while staying at Ashford Castle. I requested "Stoker." One of the hawks and was my namesake, which it more special. My guide Danielle explained the...More

Thank Happiness27292648923
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family loved this experience. This outing suits adults and the younger family members. Great Photographs.

Thank Anne O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

make sure you make a reservation in advance by emailing the school. no deposit required. our guide is what made this experience phenomenal. he was so knowledgeable and you could tell that he absolutely loved what he does. this was well worth the cost. I...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the opportunity to do a hawk walk through the grounds of Ashford Castle. Our guide was Mel she was so passionate about the birds and was a fountain of knowledge. It was totally unique experience of walking through the woodland, having the hawks just...More

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todd c
3 April 2018|
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Response from Lisa C | Reviewed this property |
There is hardly any walking involved.
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Trip4g
25 March 2018|
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Response from Art G | Reviewed this property |
The cost was -depending on exchange rate- $100 USD for an hour session. You walk with a Harris Hawk on a gauntlet, you stop periodically to let the hawks fly out and return. This happens numerous times on the beautiful... More
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Angywells72
27 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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