Frequently Asked Questions

What if the weather is bad?
In the event of very bad weather please contact the Falconry school on 083-003-9743 / 086-058-9300. If the rain is very heavy and persistent we may have to cancel, as it is neither enjoyable for people or birds!

What falconry options are available?
We have two options available: Falconry Lesson Option 1 and 2.
Both options are suitable for children over the age of 7 years.
Difference in options:

- Option 1 includes 2 different bird of prey species; you will be free flying both a hawk and an owl.
- Option 2 includes 3 different bird of prey species. You will learn to free fly an owl and a hawk, but you will also get to see a falcon lure demonstration. Witness the falcons agility in the air as it attempts to outwit the falconer!

Can children take part in Falconry?
Both of the options we offer are suitable for children over the age of 7 years. This is a policy put in place for the safety of children and our birds. We cannot permit anyone under the age of 7 years entry into the Falconry school (Including babies or toddlers in buggies/pushchairs).

Due to our experiences being so hands-on and interactive, we find that the free flying of raptors in such close proximity can be overwhelming for younger children.

What should I wear?
The majority of our experience takes place in short grass, but it can be quite muddy due to the reality of Irish weather. During the winter we recommend waterproof footwear or to have a change of footwear with you. We do have some wellies/rainboots available if needed, but not in all sizes!
Winter can be changeable, so wrap up warm and bring a raincoat.
During warmer months we recommend suitable footwear for the field, ideally not flip-flops or sandals. Sunscreen and a sun hat for hot days is also recommended.