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On entry to the centre you will be given a guided talk and tour about all of our Birds Of Prey on display, as well as the chance to handle some of our hand-reared birds. Suitable for all ages.


Guided talk and tour
Flying displays

A highlight of any family visit to the Birds of Prey Centre is to attend one of the flying displays that take place daily,see www.aillweecave.ie for times. In a specially designed arena you and your kids can view these stunning birds in free flight as they soar and wheel in the area at the foot of Aillwee Mountain against the stunning backdrop of The Burren.

School tours

Your school visit will include an educational guided tour and talk about our birds. The children will get to experience a handling session with some of our hand-reared birds. We will then finish with an interactive flying display with our Birds of Prey.


Tuition

For those that wish to take a step into the world of Falconry, we can offer you an insight into procedures, equipment, and training skills we use with our birds.

This is a three-day introductory course designed for those that might wish to own a Hawk, Falcon or Owl of their own one day.

Courses are available between September and April.

Please contact the Bird of Prey Centre on 045-857755 or at nationalbirdofpreycentre@gmail.com for more information.

Photography sessions

Photography sessions


Please contact the Bird of Prey Centre on 045-857755 or at nationalbirdofpreycentre@gmail.com for more information.


The 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.

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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.

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Hawks on the hill

Currently unavaible due to covid 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.

Family Pass

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.

Currently unavaible due to covid restrictions.