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Burren Birds of Prey Centre

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Address: Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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+353 65 707 7036

DYNAMIC FLYING DISPLAYS where the visitor can interact and get up close and...

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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What a fantastic experience!

Amazing! Not to be missed. Displays were fantastic! Informative! And suitable for all ages. Lots of hands on experience.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
Co. Cork

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Co. Cork
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Amazing! Not to be missed. Displays were fantastic! Informative! And suitable for all ages. Lots of hands on experience.

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

A great experience for young and old alike. The birds are displayed very well in their aviaries with very well written notes that complement the very comprehensive, free, audio guide for each species. The falconry display is very well presented by friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable presenters who are at ease, both with the birds and the audience alike.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit to the bird sanctuary and as ever we really enjoyed it . The highlight of the display was John the owl and the 2 vultures they were just brilliant the kids loved it. I can highly recommend the nettle and garlic cheese that is made on site in the farm shop I just wish I'd... More 

Thank rach2311
Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Was traveling from Cliffs of Moher to Galway. Stopped on the way and very glad we did, The birds of prey show was excellent and informative. The Cave tour on the grounds was great. Nephew took archery lessons. And food shop had great selections of local items. Would visit again but plan to spend more time there.

Thank Eugene J
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This is a hidden gem. I'd advise taking the Hawk Walk in the forest - an opportunity to watch a beautiful Harris Hawk in his habitat with an knowledgeable guide. It was one of the highlights of my trip to the Burren!

Thank frannie w
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A wonderful display of bird and man interacting. It will keep your attention for all ages. Another neat ting to do when visiting the caves. The kids will love it as well!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This is a really great place. It's in a beautiful spot. The birds are very impressive and their aviaries are clean and well presented. We saw two shows and the handlers, Ian, Clodagh and James were great, very knowledgeable and entertaining. We all really enjoyed it. Well worth a visit.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

One of the largest and most varied of Birds collection in the country watch the display of flights...

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Emmetten, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Yes its Early/mid October and the weather isn’t at its best (well for October is was pretty good), light chop but the vulture (Dyson) still gave it a jolly good go. Flying display Snow Owl (Jon Snow), Vultures (Henry and Dyson), Peregrine Falcon (Lewis) – excellent and informative display with a good arrangement so that the birds will fly low... More 

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james i, Manager at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for you positive review Eddie. I really enjoyed taking your daughter and yourself out on the Hawk Walk charting all things aviation and birds! More 

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Let me start by saying i am not a huge fan of birds of prey. This was part of a tour i was on with a small group. I was expecting to look at the birds, be subjected to a show, and get a snap shot of holding one. No biggie right? Oh no i was so wrong. I bypassed... More 

Thank Kimberly G

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