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Ireland's School of Falconry

#1 of 9 Outdoor Activities in Cong Features Animals
| Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6820
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Kids highlight of Ireland

Our two kids, five and nine, just loved the entire experience which in unique, superbly run and a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Erich M
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Don't miss the opportunity for a Hawk Walk!

If you are anywhere near the town of Cong, you absolutely must book a Hawk Walk at Ireland's School... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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A chance for you to fly a hawk around the spectacular grounds of Ashford Castle in a private one hour Hawk Walk. No-one ever forgets the moment when their hawk first swoops down from a tree to land on their gloved fist - Flying a hawk is an experience of a lifetime!
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“harris hawk” (49 reviews)
“hawk walk” (162 reviews)
“birds of prey” (36 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
| Ashford Castle, Cong, Ireland
+353 94 954 6820
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our two kids, five and nine, just loved the entire experience which in unique, superbly run and a extraordinary backdrop for something like this. Booked thru the Lodge, arrived on time and was greeted by a lovely your man who loved and knows falconry down...More

Thank Erich M
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are anywhere near the town of Cong, you absolutely must book a Hawk Walk at Ireland's School of Falconry in the grounds of Ashford Castle. Wonderful staff, particularly Yvonne who made an extra effort to fit me in with an appointment and Tommy,...More

Thank Adele66
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time learning about the Falcons and walking around with them in the woods. It was a Very picturesque setting and we had a lovely falconer to guide us as well. A bit pricey but memorable and special, the kids were enthralled...More

Thank Maya M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When staying at Ashford Castle, we booked a one hour walk with the Hawks. After a short introduction my wife and I each received a hawk on our arm and were taken for a walk, during which we were shown how to fly the hawk....More

2  Thank WimVds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with the wife and and two "adult" kids. Marion from France was our guide and she really knew how to work with the two hawks on our walk. Really neat walking around with the hawks landing on your arm and then flying off. At...More

Thank WSOP2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are anywhere near Cong, do book yourself a "hawk walk" at the School of Falconry. You'll be gloved up, given a magnificent Harris hawk to walk, and taken out on a private walk in the surrounding woodland, leaning to fly and recall your...More

Thank RobJP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, you need to book in advance. This attraction is highly sought after when staying at Ashford Castle or visiting the Cong area. Being that this is our 3rd time here, nevertheless, we appreciated the introduction to the Hawks. It has been 7 years and...More

Thank Canadian-Irish-72
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was great. It's expensive, but unique. We paid for the "extended hawk walk" for our daughter, 12. It's on the beautiful grounds of Ashford Castle in Cong (where they filmed "the Quiet Man"). That adds a lot to the experience--passing through the gate and...More

Thank Mike O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience. The expert handlers take the time and you'll be part of the pack of Harris Hawks on a great jaunt through the local forest! You'll get plenty of time to handle the birds, see them fly, and have them land on your...More

Thank chriscarmicael
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the most amazing experience of our entire honeymoon and definitely a huge highlight in our visit to Ireland. We LOVED it. At first my husband was hesitant about going and being so "up close and personal" with the hawks, but when...More

Thank krismb2017
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27 June 2017|
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Response from DebH892 | Reviewed this property |
I emailed to set up time, date, number of our group and I heard back within 24 hours each time I had a different question. Once we got there, "Mel" was out falconer and she was awesome!
12 April 2017|
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Response from Falconry | Property representative |
Hello feelinlucky, thank you very much for your query. The hawks will land on your gloved fist many times throughout the Hawk Walk. The majority of your Hawk Walk time is spent with you interacting with your hawk and with... More
18 March 2017|
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Response from Falconry | Property representative |
Dear DianneRoseKelly, Thank you for your query. You do not have to be a guest of the Hotel to book a Hawk Walk, so there is no problem at all. I look forward to hearing from you and, hopefully, to flying our wonderful hawks... More