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Falconry Experience In Ireland


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 Experience has become a way of life for Falconers around the world. Waterford Castle Ireland 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 info@hawkeyefalconry.ie, or call 0830039743 / 0860589300.
Discount for large groups.


Private Falconry Experience

Your Private Falconry skill 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.

For Corporate events, large groups over 10 people or wedding entertainment information email john@hawkeyefalconry.ie;

I want to do the falconry experience; do I have to pre-book?

Yes, pre-booking is essential. Please contact reception or Hawk Eye Falconry prior to arrival.

Is the falconry suitable for children?

Falconry is suitable for children, however, children must be at least 7 years old to participate in the experience. Children under 7 are welcome to watch, but cannot participate in the experience itself. There are several family activities you can find out here.

Do you do tours of the Castle or grounds?

We do not provide any tours, however we do have a detailed history booklet which you may avail of during your stay.

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