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Hawkeye Falconry

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I am not a bird fancier and was not excited about talons landing on my hand, but can assure the... read more

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We participated in a group falconry experience at Lyrath Estate. Both John and his wife were... read more

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“birds of prey”(6 reviews)
At Hawkeye Falconry we begin our experience with an introduction to falconry, the ancient sport of Kings. We offer the guest hands on experience flying, handling and feeding trained Hawks and Owls. We take the guests on woodland walks through the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
14 Clodagh Road, Waterford, Ireland
+353 83 003 9743
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Reviewed yesterday

I am not a bird fancier and was not excited about talons landing on my hand, but can assure the similarly timid that this is an experience not to be missed. John's knowledge of the history of falconry from earliest times and his obvious pride...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We participated in a group falconry experience at Lyrath Estate. Both John and his wife were fantastic. This experience with the hawks and owls was wonderful.

Thank 785gay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Lyrath Estate outside of Kilkenny and hooked up with John and his son, Sean on a beautiful afternoon at Lyrath. John's talk re the history of falconry was fascinating but the hands on demonstration was the highlight. Roger and Stewart flew...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was an absolutely magnificent day learning about falconry with Caroline! She is so incredibly knowledgeable, friendly, gracious and you can tell why her hawks love her. We learned so much and got to spend some wonderful time with two hawks and the most adorable...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Met John at a great location in the island that is Waterford Castle. We spent 90 mins being enthralled by the birds and John's knowledge of falconry. Great day out! Highly recommended!

Thank Martin M
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Our highest recommendation. We four adults spent the afternoon with John and his birds - Stewart, Grace and Turbo. What a delight! We learned so much about the history of falconry and about the birds themselves - both as individuals and as species. It was...More

Thank trygman
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We enjoyed a one hour session with Caroline and Sean at the Lyrath Estate, where we learned the history of the birds and had an opportunity to work with the birds. It was absolutely fascinating and such a delight to learn of their passion for...More

Thank Digimom
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We spent a great 90mins with John at Mount Juliet estate during May bank holiday weekend. It was a fabulous experience, informative and entertaining in equal measure. We had much more interaction with the hawks than expected. The 90 mins flew by (pun intended) in...More

Thank BernardK5777
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

They did an amazing job demonstrating the ability of the Hawks to land on vistors arms...the birds were all very well trained. They also brought out the south african white faced owl for up close viewing and petting - it is pictured...overall this was an...More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Took my son here for his birthday. Excellent experience. Caroline was a wealth of knowledge when it came to the birds. Great day out.

Thank Mark M
John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thanks for your review Mark, delighted you enjoyed your experience.

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16 September 2017|
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Response from John D | Property representative |
Hi, we dont have admission price as we offer falconry experiences by booking if you would like to email me I can pass on experiences and prices. Thank you,john.
16 June 2017|
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Response from John D | Property representative |
Email is the best way to book, We work from Waterford Castle which is 30 mins from the Castle.
29 March 2017|
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Response from John D | Property representative |
Hi Mary, Thank you for your enquiry. The Falconry experience is very hands on and interactive so yes, each person will get to call the Hawk a number of times to their glove and there will be fantastic photo opportunities... More