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Hawkeye Falconry

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14 Clodagh Road, Waterford, Ireland
+353 83 003 9743
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A bird-lover's delight!

Our highest recommendation. We four adults spent the afternoon with John and his birds - Stewart... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
trygman
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Leighlinbridge, Ireland
Utterly bewitching!

We enjoyed a one hour session with Caroline and Sean at the Lyrath Estate, where we learned the... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Digimom
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Pennsylvania
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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” (6 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

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

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Spent 90 minutes with Hawkeye Falconry at Waterford Castle. It was an amazing experience! I learned all about falconry and had the best time learning to fly these beautiful birds. At the end we got to spend time with a pair of twin owls....so beautiful!...More

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

Thank you for your review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time spent with our birds on the Island.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Very enjoyable and well done. Highly recommend. Wide variety of birds and incredibly knowledgeable guide.

Thank Carl W
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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you so much.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

We had an amazing experience with Caroline. We have had other falconry experiences in the states and this is far superior. It is a very up close experience with fantastic birds. Wonderful family experience. Highly recommend.

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

We are so glad with this feedback and truely delighted to hear you enjoyed it so much, Caroline is a star.

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Reviewed 24 June 2018

John loves birds. The owner is such a hawk enthusiast, he's devised this clever way to spend summers sharing his interest with curious travelers, and winters hunting with hawks and practicing his passion. His devotion to his animals and the ancient art of falconry is...More

Thank Elizabeth S
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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you so much for this indepth review, I am truely delighted to hear this. Baby Ivor is not such a baby anymore.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

My family had a spectacular experience with John, the owner of the Hawkeye Falconry, at Mount Juliet Estate near Kilkenny, Ireland. John’s obvious care and knowledge of his birds, combined with a delightful experience, was one of the highlights of our recent family trip. His...More

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

So happy to hear such positive feed back, every day you learn something new is a good day. Thank you.

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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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