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Ireland's School of Falconry

#1 of 9 Outdoor Activities in Cong Features Animals
| Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6820
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Best experience ever - Falcons & Ashford Castle

If you are in the area of Cong, County Mayo you need to go to Ashford Castle and see the Falcon... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Melbourne, Florida
Fantastic Hawk Walk with Tommy

My husband and I LOVED our Hawk Walk experience with Tommy. His passion for falconry and the hawks... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Prattville, Alabama
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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 yesterday

If you are in the area of Cong, County Mayo you need to go to Ashford Castle and see the Falcon School. The Castle is an expensive hotel but imposing to look at from outside. The Falconry School is located there and the Falcon handler...More

Thank Sunrunner45
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband and I LOVED our Hawk Walk experience with Tommy. His passion for falconry and the hawks was so evident. We walked with Andes and Sonora and enjoyed every moment. Please set your GPS to Ireland School of Falconry and not Ashford Castle.

Thank charentz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. Our visit leader Mel was a delight, knowlegeable and great with the hawks. Everyone in our group got a turn at having a hawk land on our arm. We learned a great deal of...More

Thank World_Traveller914
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I come here regularly with groups and it's an experience that can't be put in words. It's always one of their "wow" moments so don't miss out.

Thank Dara H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was something my 9 year old really wanted to do and it was well worth it. Our hawk walk guide, Megan, was great and extremely knowledgeable. The bird were wonderful and fun to work with it. We will definitely do this again.

1  Thank Brittany J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family group of seven took the extended hawk walk with three hawks (Swift, Joyce and Beckett), and our humorous and very knowledgeable guide Denis. It started out a little rainy (we were dressed for the weather so it wasn't an issue) but then the...More

Thank geo352
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A falconry lesson is a one of a kind experience that you simply must splurge and do on your Irish vacation. My son and I took a lesson as his birthday gift to me. Our guide was excellent, friendly, and knowledgible. She was originally was...More

2  Thank 907JLeMay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend this activity to everyone who visits the area. These birds are well trained and it is an incredible feeling when the land on your arm. The handlers are very knowledgeable and know everything about falcons.

Thank Sibelcay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our Father's Day splurge on our recent family trip to Ireland was a "hawk walk" at Ashford Castle - it was outstanding ! Our family of 6 experienced the dynamic excitement of taking out 3 hawks (Wilde, Joyce and Swift) for an expertly guided walk...More

Thank Erin B
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We visited the Ireland School of Falconry and were immediately struck by the setting. It is tremendously beautiful at the Ashford Castle. To get the school, you have to drive through to the front of the castle and take a right through two castle gates....More

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26 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!
11 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
18 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