Welcome
to the National
Bird of Prey Centre

at Russborough House



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COVID-19 UPDATE.


Due to the current Covid-19 Pandemic and following Government Guidelines the Centre will unfortunately be closed for all experiences until December the 1st.

We hope to reopen for private experiences once the restrictions have been lifted.

Phone: 045-857755
Email: nationalbirdofpreycentre@gmail.com


Who we are
Spring Opening Hours

Who we are


The National Bird of Prey Centre is an outdoor educational Bird of Prey Centre where Eagles,Hawks,Falcons and Owls can been seen on display. At the National Bird of Prey Centre you will get a chance to meet Birds of Prey from around the world as well as our own Native Golden Eagle, White tailed Sea Eagle and Red Kite. Upon entering the centre you will receive a guided tour and talk by a member of staff.You will also get a chance to hold some of our hand reared birds, such as our Little Owl, Barn Owl and Harris Hawk.

What we do


We have a number of unforgettable experiences available for you and your loved ones.


Hawk Walk

Would you like the opportunity to take a leisurely walk in the woods with one of our trained Harris Hawks? Watch as she leaves the treetops to fly to your outstretched glove.

Our Hawk Walks include entry into the Bird of Prey Centre where you will meet a variety of Hawks, Falcons and Owls.

Then it’s off for a walk through the wonderful grounds of Russborough House.

Make sure to bring a camera as there will be photo opportunities galore.

This amazing experience must be pre-booked.

Currently unavailable to book due to level 5 restrictions.

Gift Vouchers Available »

The Owl Experience

A Hands on Owl Experience for the Owl Lover in your life

Your Owl Experience will start off with an introduction to 12 different species of Owls, learning about their hearing, eyesight, habitat and much more !!

You will then get a chance to handle some of our hand reared Owls , while taking as many pictures as you like.

Then it is off out to our flying area where you will get to fly one of these magnificent creatures and have him/her land on your gloved hand.

Currently unavailable to book due to level 5 restrictions.

Gift Vouchers Available »

Hawks on the hill

Currently unavailable to book due to level 5 restrictions.

Available from September to April

The Hawks on the Hill experience is where you get the opportunity to be a falconer for a day.

Morning: Spend time in the Bird of prey Centre familiarising yourself with the techniques and equipment we use while learning how to handle our Hawks safely and confidently.

Lunch: Light lunch provided in local country pub.

Afternoon: Load up the hawks and equipment and then it’s out to the hill to fly our Harris Hawks.

Suitable outdoor clothing and boots essential.

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Family Pass

Currently unavailable to book due to level 5 restrictions.

This voucher entitles two adults and up to four children entry into the Bird of Prey Centre, where you will get to meet a variety of Birds of Prey from all around the world.

Included in your voucher is a guided tour and a handling session with some of our hand reared birds.

Explore more at Russborough


From the excellent playground to a magical fairy island and maze, parkland walks, walled garden, artist's studios, tearooms and a treasured historic house there's no better place to get out in the fresh air.


Artisans of Russborough

The Artisans of Russborough were formed in 2009 and are a group of resident artists working from within the grounds of Russborough House.

All accomplished in their fields, you can visit the artists in their studios located in Russborough's East and West Wing Courtyards. Among these award winning artists and craftspeople you'll find beautiful handmade products by a Ceramicist, Sculptural Blacksmiths, Candle Maker, Bog Oak Sculptor, Cruthú: West Wicklow arts group, and a Stonemason.

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