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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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First, the hawk walk at Ireland's School of Falconry isn't cheap. Second, it's a not-to-be-missed... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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One of our highlights!

We decided to book one of the interesting lessons that was offered near Ashford castle. We didn't... read more

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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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| Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6820
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband took this lesson on the grounds of Ashford Castle and absolutely loved it. He walked with Lima, who was very comfortable with my husband and did a phenomenal job.

Thank Donna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't expect to be so completely thrilled by learning to work with a hawk. The school teaches the basic concepts of mutual trust and respect, introduces students to handling skills, and then quickly advances to an exciting hike with your "own" hawk. I could...More

Thank BBoldtraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Irish School of Falconry is an absolute must do while visiting Ashford Castle. What a great experience! Loved the fact that they allow those that are not actually participating to come along as a spectator. The handler was very knowledgeable and friendly.

Thank karenjnz1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was by far my favorite thing we did in Ireland! I show everyone I meet the video of Maya "coming in hot" to my gauntlet. The hour we spent walking the grounds and flying these beautiful raptors was truly magical. I would return to...More

Thank Art G
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This was potentially the highlight of our short visit at Ashford Castle. As luck would have it, we had scheduled a falcon walk with no idea of what to expect. Joe, our guide, spotted us when we entered the falconry and upon introducing himself, asked...More

Thank ChaseyK
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This was one of the high points of my two-week tour through Ireland. It was an absolute thrill to have Lima, a Peruvian Harris Hawk, land on my arm to receive a treat! Joe, our handler, explained everything, and of course whomever was receiving Lima...More

Thank Linda B
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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!
12 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
19 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