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Falconry at Woodenbridge

Falconry Ireland is situated in rolling countryside on the banks of the historic Goldmines river, less than 2 hours from Dublin city centre. It is home to a variety of birds of prey used for falconry.

Woodenbridge and its environs boast a long tradition in the pursuit of country sports and pastimes, so it is only fitting that falconry, one of the oldest of field sports, now flourishes in this most beautiful countryside.

Apart from the active practice of falconry, we offer an important educational and photographic facility where our visitors can experience these magnificent birds up close and intimate, and have the opportunity to handle a trained hawk and enjoy the thrill of seeing it flying free and returning to your gloved fist.

A Falconry Adventure for Two People comprises of

  • Complimentary tea or coffee on arrival
  • Your day starts with an informal talk on the sport of falconry, wherein our visitors are encouraged to ask questions on falconry and birds of prey in general.
  • You go to a lightly wooded area in the countryside for your hands-on and photo friendly flying session. Here you get the opportunity to fly two, or more, Harris Hawks out of trees to their gloved fist. This session lasts one hour and covers nearly a mile over flat grassland. 
  • You then return to the centre where the falconer will demonstrate the technique of flying a falcon to the lure for exercise. Spectacular in a good wind! Visitors may have a photo holding a Lanner Falcon on their fist.
  • Your activity then concludes with a photo session where you can get up close and intimate with some of our many endearing owls.

For more information and pricing please see Falconry Ireland Website

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