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Address: 14 Clodagh Road, Waterford, Ireland
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+353 83 003 9743
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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At Hawkeye Falconry we begin our experience with an introduction to...

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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Amazing experience

We had John and Caroline come to our wedding venue with some of their hawks and owls. We had their one hawk deliver our rings to the best man during our ceremony and after had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 December 2016
Margot C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had John and Caroline come to our wedding venue with some of their hawks and owls. We had their one hawk deliver our rings to the best man during our ceremony and after had a meet and greet with the two owls for pictures for both us and our guests. Everyone had a great time and it really made... More 

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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this review

Hi Margot, Thank you for such a nice review , We were so glad to make your special day a little different from the norm, the ring bearing hawk is definatly something to keep your guests talking about you day for years to come, thank you. More 

London, Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Had a wonderful time with the falcons at Waterford. John was great, lots information on falcons and falconry. Roger was very determined to catch something for us. My wife absolutely loved the little owl. Tons of great pictures, video and fun.

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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this review

Hi Mike thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. More 

Carmel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a truly unique and wonderful experience. John & his wife are thoroughly knowledgeable about the history of falconry and happy to share their own personal stories about raising and training birds of prey. I walked away with a ton of great photos and memories.

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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this review

Hi Kyle, Thank you for writing a good review for us, we are so glad you enjoyed the experience and have some good memories from it. More 

Waterford, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I treated my parents to a surprise of a hawk experience. We met with John and he told us the history behind the birds. We were then treated to a falconry experience with Roger followed by a hawk walk. At the end, we got to handle owls. The experience was fantastic and John was a gentleman. My parents loved it!

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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this review

Hi Denise, I am so glad you and you parents enjoyed the experience, there is lots of action packed into the hour, thank you for taking the time to review us. More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

My wife and I were on the last Tauck tour of the 2016 season and thoroughly enjoyed the Hawk Walk with John. Since there were only the two of us, we were able to have the hawk make multiple approaches to the glove. John was incredible - extremely knowledgeable, patient with us novices, and a great trainer. We were able... More 

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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this review

Hi Oswaldal, I remember you well as the Tauck Tours are usually from 6 to 8 per group. You really were treated to a private experience that day and I enjoyed it just as much as you and your lovely wife. Thank you for taking the time to review us. More 

Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

My family scheduled a Hawk Walk with John in mid-August, while visiting Waterford. My mother, sister and brother had actually done a Hawk Walk with John's wife the day prior, and they loved it so much that they immediately scheduled another so that we could all experience the magic. I'm so glad they did, because this was just so much... More 

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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this review

Hi Estirto, Thank you for such a lovely review, I am so glad you enjoyed your experience and we gave you some great memories to take with you after you trip to Ireland. Waterford Castle is a very fitting venue for a 4000 yr old sport like Falconry. More 

Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This experience was incredible! We saw two falcons close up, John told us the history of falconry and showed us how they would be used to provide food for the family. Then he let each of us 'catch' the returning falcon --- several times! The photography was breathtaking with John’s expertise at setting us into position for the perfect picture.... More 

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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you for your review, I am delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable experience with us at Mount Juliet Estate, this is a beautiful venue with amazing grounds for falconry. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Our falconry experience was arranged with one day's notice while we were at Faithlegg golf resort in Waterford County and it was excellent! This was one of the highlights of our visit to Ireland. The falconer brought a hawk and two owls with her. Her knowledge and handling of the birds was outstanding. My wife and I took turns with... More 

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John D, Manager at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this review

Hi Bob, Thank you for such a great review, Faithlegg House is a beautiful place.We try to fill every experience we can, short notice bookings are a regular thing and being mobile helps us to fulfill most bookings, however booking in advance will avoid disappointment . I am delighted we could accomodate you. Caroline is a great help and I... More 

Montreal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We had the most amazing experience of a lifetime . I had always wanted to try falconry and was so glad we chose to go with Hawkeye falconry. John was fantastic and explained everything. He was very patient and made sure we had pictures of a lifetime. We can't thank him enough.

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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this review

Hi Leeluu, I am so glad you enjoyed your experience and thank you for such a nice review. More 

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

My friends and I absolutely LOVED the falconry experience here in Waterford. We were here for our friend's wedding and this was something offered to the group. Learned about the anatomy, behaviors, and hunting techniques of Hawks and Falcons, then got multiple opportunities to interact with them! And then the owls....THE OWLS. Do it for the Owls too. So cool,... More 

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John D, Owner at Hawkeye Falconry, responded to this review

Hi Kim, I am delighted your celebrations went so well, and your group enjoyed the falconry provided, the close interaction is important for you to see up close these amazing ariel predators. And of course it would'nt be the same without the owls. Thank you for such a nice review. More 

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