Even before recorded history, our ancestors flew birds of prey. From the steppes of Asia to medieval Europe, from 5000 yrs ago to the present day, Falconry has become a way of life for Falconers around the world. Waterford Castle offer you the opportunity to privately fly a trained hawk on our beautiful grounds.
Guided by the expert falconers from Hawkeye Falconry Ireland, this is an experience of a lifetime.
To book simply choose your preferred experience and contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0830039743 / 0860589300.
Discount for large groups.
Private Falconry Experience
Your Private Falconry Experience will begin with an introduction to the Hawk you are about to fly.
Our falconer will brief you on a 5000 year history of the ancient art of falconry.
You will set off on a walk as your hawk follows you, watching your every move.
Your falconer will teach you how to recall the hawk from the tree tops to your gloved hand and send him back to the trees again.
During the walk, your falconer will work with you to ensure you get some amazing photo and video opportunities as you call the hawk several times to your gloved hand.
To finish up your falconry experience you will be introduced to one or possibly two of our owls.
As you fly the owl, your falconer will teach you about the species and their habitat.
The owls are super cute, very photogenic and they do love an owl selfie!
Duration 60 minutes
1 person €80
2 people €60 each
3 people €50 each
4 to 10 people €45 each
all prices include vat.
Extend your Falconry Experience to 90 minutes for €25 per person
Extended experiences will involve simulated hunting, weather dependent.
Suitable footwear and long sleeved tops are advisable.
Children must be over 7 years of age to participate.
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Waterford Castle in association with Solas CentreWe are pleased to have hosted the winners of our coloring competition, in conjunction with the Solas Centre South East Cancer Foundation.
The winner, Bella and her class from Newtown School, Waterford got to visit Waterford Castle Hotel & Golf Resort & Hawkeye Falconry donated a bird of prey experience for the very excited young class.
Hawkeye Falconry then honored us by releasing a rehabilitated Kestrel back to the wild, to now reside at Waterford Castle's 310 acres.
This little bird was rehabilitated by John Duggan of Hawkeye Falconry who hand fed him and today watched him fly high. This is the third bird rehabilitated by John and the second to be successfully released back into nature.
Falconers all over Ireland are rehabilitating and releasing birds back into the wild as what better hands for these birds to be in, so this is a good news story of this little Kestrel being released and now residing on our 310 acre Island.