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Burren Birds of Prey Centre

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Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 707 7036
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DYNAMIC FLYING DISPLAYS where the visitor can interact and get up close and personal to the birds as they fly overhead and through the audience. A HOME to Eagles, Falcons, Hawks, and Owls from all over the world.EDUCATION into the amazing world of Raptors, their biology, conservation and the ancient art of Falconry.HAWK WALKS which are a once in a life time opportunity to interact with some of nature's top predators. Guided and instructed by experienced Falconers, this hour long 'Walk with a Hawk' through hazel woodland and across Burren limestone pavement is tailor made for anybody seeking a totally unique experience.
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Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
+353 65 707 7036

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect as I generally don’t like to see birds in cages, but these birds had nice large enclosures and seemed happy and healthy and engaged with visitors and handlers. The flying demonstration was absolutely fantastic! I did not expect to...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After we visit Aillwee Cave we stopped to visit the Birds of Prey Center and it was just amazing. Flying displays are highly recommended. Our presenter Clodagh was absolutely brilliant and passionate. To have a contact one on one with such amazing animals is just...More

Thank PuckoCat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wrote a lengthy review on the Aillwee cave about the cave and the birds of prey, but saw that TripAdvisor had its own page for Burren Birds of Prey. Just want to send a big thank you and acknowledge James who really took his time...More

Thank snhersey16
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

I️ wasn’t expecting to be so entertained. They have two shows a day you can work into your visit with the Awilee cave. The birds are magnificent, healthy and well cared for. They even let you hold them for photos. Great and very knowledgeable host....More

Thank Maria C
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Brilliant to see. Audio guide with description of all the birds made it for the kids. My husband and son loved the flying display. Myself and my daughter aren't bird lovers so left the display quickly as the birds fly VERY close overhead!! This combined...More

Thank Sunlover092
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I'm not super into birds, but my friend is, and he made us go here. We paid to do the hawk walk, which included admission to the bird centre and the cave tour. So we catch the end of a presentation where the bird master...More

Thank elcrawl
Reviewed 9 October 2017

If I could give six stars, I would. We tried to fit the birds of prey center into our very busy 1-day itinerary in Ballyvaughan. Unfortunately, we had the incorrect hours of operation and pulled up to the front doors just as they were closing...More

1  Thank goldenretrievergal55
Reviewed 6 October 2017

I have never experienced anything like the Hawk Walk that was offered here. Just me, my husband, and our guide (Clodagh), for an hour in the woods, flying two Harris Hawks (Al Pacino and Sinead O'Connor). Clodagh was incredibly passionate and knowledgeable about birds, I...More

1  Thank Helen00
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Ive seen a few birds of prey displays but none better than this. Birds flying really close to you handled by really knowledgeable staff who talk well about their birds. Great experience.

Thank GeoffGreycells
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

I cannot say enough positive things about the Burren Birds of Prey Centre. The staff was absolutely fantastic- so passionate about what they do and so full of knowledge. The bird shows they put on were a great site, full of humour and interesting facts....More

1  Thank janicekirkham
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Valerie M
23 July 2017|
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Response from james i | Property representative |
12pm, 2pm and 4pm.
23 April 2017|
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Response from davidrein | Reviewed this property |
This is well worth visiting and as far as I recall the ticket price includes everything. Check their website for times.
12 February 2017|
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Response from matishamatatti | Reviewed this property |
The centre is open daily from 10am to 6.30pm. The phone number if you need any other information is: (065) 707 7036