Ireland’s First School of Falconry was established at Ashford Castle in 1999 by James & Deborah Knight.
Falconers since 1990 we still have our first bird who was hatched in 1991!
The school is unique in that we train all of the hawks ourselves and we never sell them, they are part of our family and we make a lifelong commitment to them.
We are very passionate about our birds welfare and are unparalleled in our standard on this. This aspect of the school is appealing more and more to people who endeavour only to support animal experiences where the welfare of the animal comes first.
As a licensed zoological collection we are inspected annually and are delighted to share some of the comments the inspectors have made on our annual inspection reports.