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Falconry Breaks Ireland

The Falconry Experience gives you the chance to fly a hawk . No previous experience is necessary and the centre caters for all ages and abilities. Be sure to bring your camera and wellies as flying a hawk is the experience of a lifetime! In conjunction with Falconry Ireland we are delighted to be able to offer the following package.

Falconry Experience. from €132.50 pps

  • 1 Nights B&B

  • A packed lunch

  • An afternoon Falconry

To reserve this once in a lifetime experience, please email us at info@woodenbridgehotel.com or by dialing 0402 35146.
Falconry is an ancient art, reputed to be the oldest sport in the world. Originating in the Far East around 2000BC, as a means of catching food for yourself and your family, falconry spread Westwards reaching the shores of Europe long before the end of the first Millennium.

Programme Details

10.50am Guests arrive and check in

11.00am An introductory talk on falconry, and safety briefing.

12.00pm We take our guests into open rolling countryside to experience a flying session with a pair of Harris hawks.  This is a real experience of falconry in the field with a pair of working hawks in peak condition.  this activity is both hands on and camera friendly.

1.00om Our guests return to the centre where we demonstrate the techniques of flying a Lanner Falcon to the lure of exercise.  your flying session
 concludes with a display by our Turkey Vulture and a Barn Owl.

1.30pm. Your Falconry session comes to an end with an informative photo session where you are introduced to a ferruginous Buzzard and a Snowy owl.

Falconry ireland reserves the right to alter any part of this programme due to weather conditions or other situations prevailing at the time of the activity.


  • Minimum age 16 years.
  • Visitors engage in activities at own risk.
  • Please wear proper country footwear and bring a camera.
  • Sorry, no dogs or pets!
  • Please note that activities are weather dependent.
  • Visitors are requested to arrive on time.
  • No spectators or companions.
  • 48 Hrs required for cancellation.



Woodenbridge Hotel & Lodge, Vale of Avoca, Arklow, Co. Wicklow, Ireland   T: +353 (0402) 35146   E: