Mayfield Birds of Prey
Mayfield Birds of Prey
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09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
About
Currently Closed & Not Opened Again For Business Until 3rd September 2019 Booking in advance is essential. Mayfield Birds of Prey offers you an opportunity to meet, handle and fly a variety of these wonderful birds. This is an attraction suitable for all the family. We can guarantee excitement, fun and lots of photographic opportunites. The falconer can take you back in time to experience and participate in the ancient art of Falconry. An unforgettable experience will be had by all at Mayfield Birds of Prey.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Heidi H
    10 contributions
    My Favorite Experience in Ireland!
    One of my favorite experiences in Ireland! The passion Willie has to share his knowledge of the birds is superior! I learned so much about the birds diet, exercise and care. We also had the opportunity to hold owls and go on a hawk walk with a Harris Hawk. It is a hidden gem and would recommend making scheduling a private session when you visit Ireland!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 1 March 2023
  • Solperros
    Chandler, Arizona107 contributions
    A Grand time at Mayfield Birds of prey
    We had a grand time visiting with Willie and all of his lovely feathered family. We learned so much about falconry and hawking. He patiently answered every question and shared his lifelong knowledge of the sport and the birds. Flying the hawk was so much fun and thanks to his suggestions we got the best pictures and video. We will definitely come back next time we are in Ireland.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Beth B
    Cork, Ireland5 contributions
    Well worth the trip from Cork
    Well we had a GORGEOUS day at Mayfield Birds of Prey. From the minute we arrived Willie was so friendly and it was clear straight away he’s not only very professional but truly loves and cares for these birds. We were given as much time as we wanted to learn about and hold the owls and hawks. There was zero pressure and Willie was so chatty and was delighted to answer any questions. We were able to get up close and admire the beautiful birds and appreciate how amazing they are. My 7 and 8 year olds (and husband and I) were just in awe. Thank you so much Willie, it was well worth the spin from Cork. We’ll be back!
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 April 2023
  • jotexas
    Waterford, Ireland2 contributions
    A top experience
    We visited Mayfield Birds Of Prey as our BirdwatchIreland group of adults and children. We live in Co. Waterford, so we are lucky that the centre is so accessible to us. Some of us had previously been, and it was as great an event for us as it was for the first-timers. Mayfield Birds Of Prey offers unique experiences and insights. A booking you will not regret making, thumbs up from all of us who were there today.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Sally S
    2 contributions
    Close Encounters with Hawks and Owls
    We spent an amazing afternoon with Willie (owner) and his bevy of owls and hawks. He shared his love of working with these beautiful animals with us. Our time was spent meeting the birds and learning about them and the care required to maintain their health - it's a lot! We then put on leather falconers gloves and went on a short walk with the birds gliding from their high perch in the trees to land on our glove. Throughout our afternoon Willie's connection and understanding of the birds was apparent. We learned a lot and I would highly recommend a visit!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 5 June 2023
  • TheGerry
    Cork, Ireland6 contributions
    Amazing experience - Highly recommended!
    Absolutely amazing experience today. We travelled from Cork and had an amazing time. Willie and Gary were both so friendly, full of knowledge and passionate about their work. The birds are clearly very well taken care off. We have 2 young children (nearly 5 and 8) and we all got plenty of opportunities to handle different owls and hawks. I cannot recommend this place enough, it’s absolutely perfect for families, there’s something for everyone, young and old. It is such a pleasure to support small businesses, we will spread to word and will be back next year. Thanks for an amazing time!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Joshua G
    3 contributions
    Thank you so much for this core memory and genuine day for my family!
    This was absolutely the most memorable part of our 19 day adventure throughout Switzerland and Ireland. We stayed at the Tybroughney Castle Airbnb close by and she suggested we visit Mayfield Birds of Prey and we are SO happy that she did. It was such a unique experience with my wife and 4 year old son that we will never forget. We got to go on a walk with a Hawk while it flew between my wife and I. We got to hold owls and learn about Falconry. If you are thinking of adding this to your vacation you must! The photos are amazing and the memories are even better. Thank you so much for this core memory and genuine day for my family!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Citrus2512
    17 contributions
    For all ages
    This was a real highlight of our week. Even my teenage son ,who is at the age when activities with family are not high on the agenda, had a fantastic time. Willie clearly has a real passion for the birds which comes across. We learnt so much about falconry itself and how the birds are trained. We also flew a hawk with all six of us getting plenty of time. Then we got to meet the other birds and got some excellent photos. Definitely give this go - I think it is a great activity for any age. We had the grandparents with us and they loved it!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 July 2023
  • Trek746315
    4 contributions
    Must do - excellent experience
    Fantastic experience! 100% recommend for all ages! We brought a group of young people who thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience! Willie was excellent with the young people and is just so knowledgeable! You can clearly see the passion for the birds and the love and care they are given! Everyone had an amazing time and learned so much! Definitely be back again!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 20 July 2023
  • NReynolds Salerno
    Kildare, Ireland15 contributions
    Amazing experience no matter the age
    Honestly one of the best experiences we've ever done as a family. Willie is so passionate about his birds and his knowledge and fun way of interacting with everyone, especially the kids, is honestly what makes the visit so amazing. This should be the number 1 attraction in Waterford. Don't hesitate to pay Willie and his beautiful birds a visit, they are more than worthy of your time.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
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Owen
Wicklow, Ireland3 contributions
Oct 2023 • Family
We had a fantastic day at the Mayfield Birds of Prey. We booked it to celebrate my nieces Junior Cycle results. From the minute we stepped in the door we were in awh of Willie’s passion, love and knowledge of nature and his feathered family. He answered all our questions and made sure we got enough photos to remember our trip. We didn’t get to do the hawk walk due to bad weather but Willie gave us more then enough time to admire all the birds. We will be back without a doubt.
Highly recommend the experience.
Written 27 October 2023
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Jennifer H
New York City, NY19 contributions
Sept 2023 • Friends
We had the BEST time at the Mayfield Birds of Prey centre. Willie Corcoran was the absolute perfect host for our large group of 12+ people. It warmed my heart to see how wonderfully the beautiful birds were taken care of and Willie's passion for them was absolutely infectious. His knowledge base and his love for them is a true gift and Willie is a testament of someone who loves what they do. Our time was well spent and very interactive! We started with an education on the beautiful birds as well as Willie's background in building the centre. Then we took Mickey a falcon on a walk and we all had the chance to feed him. He was very engaging, curious and gentle. Highly suggest taking a slow-mo selfie video as he lands on your arm. We then were able to handle all of the adorable owls back at the centre. I highly recommend the Mayfield Birds of Prey Centre and thank Willie for making our experience one of our most memorable while in Ireland! Thanks Willie!
Written 28 September 2023
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Rikki
Negley, OH1 contribution
Sept 2023 • Couples
The one on one experience was absolutely amazing. You can tell that the birds are well cared for and that Willie has a true passion for what he does. He gave us so much information and the experience was one of a kind. I would recommend this place 110%! Willie was so knowledgeable and kind. He interacted with us every step of the way.
Written 18 September 2023
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Mary O Donoghue
16 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We travelled to the Birds of Prey as a day trip before back to school , and what a day it was! The birds were so impressive, a great selection and so well looked after, Willie who gave the tour was absolutely fantastic, he knew his birds inside out and gave us so much information and answered the many questions he was asked , it was very clear to us that Willie is so passionate about his birds and that passed through his tour , we all enjoyed the trip so much , getting to see the birds up close and being allowed to hold them and take as many pictures as we wanted really made the tour special , I’ve taken children to other birds of prey over the years, and I can safely say that this one was head and shoulders above all others .If you’re looking for good value and have children interested in wildlife then I’d highly recommend going here .
Written 4 September 2023
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SheilaC
1 contribution
Aug 2023
How wonderful, for a bird of prey to fly across an open space and land on your outstretched arm. What a feeling. My sister and I went on a walk with a Harris Hawk. Loved every minute. Host was very interesting and knowledgeable. We also held a few other birds including a Barn Owl and a beautiful Bengal Eagle Owl. Would highly recommend the Mayfield Birds of Prey.
Written 25 August 2023
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Lauren C
Washington DC, DC66 contributions
Aug 2023
We spent an absolutely wonderful morning with Willie and his birds! We booked a private experience for our family of three and all thoroughly enjoyed it. Willie greeted us and gave us the history of his journey into falconry and then introduced us to each of his beautiful birds. He showed us the equipment, spoke about the falconry apprenticeship — all of which was fascinating—, and then we headed out on a walk with one of his birds. Our seven year old daughter was beyond delighted to be able to participate and have the hawk swoop down to her hand! After our walk we were able to hold several of the owls and take some spectacular photos. Willie took so much care and time with us and with his birds and we felt right at home. It was a true pleasure to meet him and his flock!
Written 23 August 2023
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Ken F
Irondale, AL14 contributions
Jun 2023
This experience was nothing short of terrific. Willie genuinely LOVES birds and demonstrating them. He is just a fun, likeable person and makes this an experience you won't forget. Highly recommend!
Written 5 August 2023
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NReynolds Salerno
Kildare, Ireland15 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Honestly one of the best experiences we've ever done as a family. Willie is so passionate about his birds and his knowledge and fun way of interacting with everyone, especially the kids, is honestly what makes the visit so amazing.
This should be the number 1 attraction in Waterford. Don't hesitate to pay Willie and his beautiful birds a visit, they are more than worthy of your time.
Written 24 July 2023
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Trek746315
4 contributions
Jul 2023 • Business
Fantastic experience! 100% recommend for all ages! We brought a group of young people who thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience! Willie was excellent with the young people and is just so knowledgeable! You can clearly see the passion for the birds and the love and care they are given! Everyone had an amazing time and learned so much! Definitely be back again!
Written 20 July 2023
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Selena M
Torrevieja, Spain6 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
This was such a nice experience. The staff is so passionate you will end up thinking become a falconer in the soon future. Beautiful birds my son just loved it.
Written 13 July 2023
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Mayfield Birds of Prey is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00