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Hawkeye Falconry

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14 Clodagh Road, Waterford, Ireland
+353 83 003 9743
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Amazing!!

This was one of the top three things on our trip to Ireland. It was honestly amazing, and worth... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tracey B
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Plainfield, Illinois, United States
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John and Caroline are truly fantastic. They are so informative and caring. They have a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
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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 scenic grounds of some of the most beautiful hotels in the South East of Ireland. Our activities are both educational and fun, a camera is a must!
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“hawk walk” (11 reviews)
“birds of prey” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 Clodagh Road, Waterford, Ireland
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+353 83 003 9743
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the top three things on our trip to Ireland. It was honestly amazing, and worth every penny spent. John was so friendly and engaging,and gave us way more time to enjoy the birds than I'd thought. Every person in our group...More

Thank Tracey B
John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, We are delighted you enjoyed your experience with us and our team of hawks and owls.

Reviewed 26 October 2017

John and Caroline are truly fantastic. They are so informative and caring. They have a wonderful selection of birds and manage and handle their birds with years of experience and expertise. It feels more like a hobbie than a business they love it so much....More

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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writing this review, We love our work and our team of birds that give us so much. We are delighted you enjoyed your event.

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Caroline met us at Waterford Castle and introduced us to the most amazing, beautiful, intelligent birds of prey- 2 Harris Hawks and a Barn Owl. Met the birds up close and personal as Caroline educated us with information and regaled us with stories of each...More

Thank Jodi L
Reviewed 4 September 2017

John and his falcons provided the MOST memorable experience of our two week trip to Ireland. He provided us with extraordinary teaching moments about his birds and enthusiastically fielded our questions as our confidence grew with each one on one contact with his hawks. We...More

Thank plajohnson
John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you so much you your lovely review, to say your time with us was your most memorable of your visit to Ireland makes our hard work and effort worth while, I personally enjoy each experience just as much as my guest's, thank you again....More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

We laughed. We learned. We were thrilled and awed. Thank you John for adding such a nice dimension to our Ireland vacation. And thank you raptors for being such well trained, amenable hosts! Definitely a great value. Memories and pictures will probably be a once...More

Thank Terese W
John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you very much, and you are welcome I assure you I enjoyed it every bit as much as you did, thanks again. John.

Reviewed 31 August 2017

We were met by Caroline at Lyrath Estates -- my husband, two teen-age children and I. And the amazing adventure began with 3 magnificent birds of prey. What sparked it (besides the birds themselves) was Caroline -- her love and passion for these birds and...More

Thank marymichaud
John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you so much Mary for this wonderful review. It was a pleasure to meet you all and we are thrilled you enjoyed the experience with us. We love what we do and are very passionate about the art of falconry so it is pleasing...More

Reviewed 24 August 2017

My family and I spent over a week in Ireland, and this was hands down one of my favorite parts of the vacation. I really didn't know what to expect, but John spent an hour and a half with us, introducing us to three different...More

Thank Hilstar211
John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for such a kind and detailed review, we pride ourselves with doing things a little different than the norm and doing them in some of the most beautiful locations Ireland has to offer, all the different aspects add to a fantastic experience and...More

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

You won't believe what those birds do. It is so worth it and you will wish it doesn't end. You learn all about the birds, why they do different things, and how they are used for hunting. Go make your reservation.

Thank Jill H
John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review, I am delighted you enjoyed your time with us. John.

Reviewed 10 August 2017

I enjoyed everything about my morning with John Duggan and the birds of Hawkeye Falconry. The setting was beautiful (Waterford Castle Hotel), the birds were spectacular, and John was great sharing background, answering questions, demonstrating the sport of falconry, and introducing me to the handling...More

Thank kmbrady13
John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us, I cant explain the delight I get when guests tell us that our experience was the highlight of their trip to Ireland It makes us so proud of our little team of Hawks and Owls.

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I went out on August 8th to the Waterford Castle and grounds to try our hand in falconry. Some of us were more eager than others, but nonetheless any disinterest or nerves were calmed once we met Caroline. Caroline is one of...More

Thank Holly H
John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you very kindly for taking the time to write such a fantastic review. It was a pleasure to meet your lovely family, it means a lot to us to get such wonderful feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us, and again,...More

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shazbyrne
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.
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thekraze
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.
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thekraze
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
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