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Burren Birds of Prey Centre

#1 of 12 things to do in Ballyvaughan Features Animals
Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 707 7036
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DYNAMIC FLYING DISPLAYS where the visitor can interact and get up close and personal to the birds as they fly overhead and through the audience. A HOME to Eagles, Falcons, Hawks, and Owls from all over the world.EDUCATION into the amazing world of Raptors, their biology, conservation and the ancient art of Falconry.HAWK WALKS which are a once in a life time opportunity to interact with some of nature's top predators. Guided and instructed by experienced Falconers, this hour long 'Walk with a Hawk' through hazel woodland and across Burren limestone pavement is tailor made for anybody seeking a totally unique experience.
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Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 707 7036

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our experience handling the hawks was truly stunning. It was made even better by the handler, James, who took the time to explain the birds and made sure we understood what they were doing and why. I'm not always the biggest fan of zoos or...More

Thank gwnorthMichigan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous trip today a real education this trip was. The displays were first class and entertaining and informative, the keepers so enthusiastic and on the ball. Its not just looking at a few birds in cages this is really up close and personal with the...More

Thank alegge2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with a group of friends on a joint visit to the center and Doolin cave, while the cave was a good experience, the birds of prey show was the clear highlight. Several shows are run during the way with birds being showcased regularly...More

Thank Gabriel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the Hawk Walk, a private woodland walk with two Harris Hawks with a trainer who is very knowledgeable about all sorts of raptors. We also saw the 'birds of prey' demonstration with three different raptors in a small, open arena, where the birds...More

Thank Ellen C
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I visited here with my family when I was on holiday, I found the show very entertaining and we all loved it. The speakers kept the show interesting and gave different facts on the birds. The show overall was fantastic and is great for both...More

Thank I9146RIshannonc
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Cave, birds of prey center, walking trails, gift shops I have not done the birds of prey center but worth noting since it may be of interest to others. The cave is good...not the best cave I've ever seen and not the worst. I got...More

Thank Crystal Delee U
Reviewed 8 June 2017

This is a not to be missed experience. Seeing the birds fly and so close is a fabulous experience. The guys flying the birds are so good and the people in the audience get an chance to have a bird land on their arm!

Thank Christy S
Reviewed 6 June 2017

The Prey Centre had a nice display of prey birds and a very cool demonstration. The demonstration was very informative and it was interactive with the audience which allowed volunteers to feed and hold the birds. The live demonstration was a perfect amount of time...More

Thank jotBoston
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We had planned to visit the Birds of Prey with a long time and finally got there ... It was marvellous ,the staff are friendly and didn't mind answering our questions , you were able to get very close to the birds. We were in...More

Thank KatieD61
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We had not heard of a Hawk Walk, happened to find it on the Ailwee Cave website. It turned out to be the highlight of our visit. When you buy your Hawk Walk ticket it includes a visit to the cave and the Birds of...More

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Valerie M
24 July 2017|
Response from Rhodian | Reviewed this property |
Mostly 3 shows daily at 12h00, 14h00, and 16h00 hours, but it differs in winter.
23 April 2017|
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Response from davidrein | Reviewed this property |
This is well worth visiting and as far as I recall the ticket price includes everything. Check their website for times.
13 February 2017|
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Response from matishamatatti | Reviewed this property |
The centre is open daily from 10am to 6.30pm. The phone number if you need any other information is: (065) 707 7036