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National Bird of Prey Centre

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A must do experience

We done the owl experience and what an experience it was! First we got an in-depth tour around the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
County Wicklow, Ireland
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Brilliant experience

After finding a piece written about this centre, we decided to pay a visit with the kids.... and oh... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2019
Dublin, Ireland
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Russborough, Blessington, Ireland
+353 45 857 755
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We done the owl experience and what an experience it was! First we got an in-depth tour around the extensive array of birds on display and after the tour we got to hold some of the owls which was amazing! The best part was the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 14 January 2019 via mobile

After finding a piece written about this centre, we decided to pay a visit with the kids.... and oh my was it worth it! Tom was our guide and he patiently explained characters and features of the variety of birds at the centre. The kids...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

My partner had a charity cycle that started & finished in Russborough House. I took advantage of the spare time & visited the National Bird of Pray centre. The husband & wife duo here are so knowledgeable & friendly. I even got to take some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nessa88O
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Three generations of the family from 1 yr to 65 yrs all got something from this very pleasant and educational visit. We were shown around by a most informative and knowledgeable guide who gave us an entertaining tour. The highlight for the children (ok and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ged D
Reviewed 12 October 2018

It was a wonderful place to visit for a few hours. The staff are so nice and happy to answer your questions.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank aislingstyle134
Reviewed 30 August 2018

A wonderful experience. Fantastic setting! Learned so much from their very friendly and helpful staff. Ollie in particular was our guide on the Hawk Walk. Extremely knowledgeable and a great passion for his work. An absolute joy to listen to him tell you all the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eireann9
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Really glad we visited this attraction / exhibit. Really educational and informative and fun for the children. (Even the teenager). Highly recommended. Will also visit again.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The staff here made it - very informative, approachable and knowledgeable, our children got plenty of time to hold owls. Display was excellent. Well done. We would really recommend this place. It really was the handlers who made it a 5 star review.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

We took part in a hawk walk and it was such a great experience. Such a beautiful bird and so well trained. We learned so much and got lots of hands on experience. Plenty of photo opportunities. We also got to learn about all the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We visited to go on the “Hawk Walk” and it was a fantastic, hands on experience. Birds were beautiful. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable - we learned a lot. All set in gorgeous surroundings too. Would highly recommend. Thank you!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Deborah M
12 August 2018|
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Response from Rory M | Reviewed this property |
Im 42 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and every question i asked was answered and added to. There's a tour of the birds with a good chat about each and every bird on display then you get to carry 3 or 4 of them. 10... More
2 August 2018|
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Response from Pouche | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Russborough House is just outside Blessington village and you can get a bus into the village from Dublin (number 65) but you will need to pick up a taxi from there to Russborough House. As far as I know, no public... More
5 April 2018|
Response from DnBK77 | Reviewed this property |
The web site (which is equally acessible to you) says 11-5. There is also a phone number; I would take the precaution of calling to confirm a few days prior your visit.