Our time enjoying the Falconry walk with yourselves was the highlight of our action and site filled holiday. Our walk was filled with beautiful sights of both the surroundings and of the birds themselves in flight. The instructions we got were very clear and easy to understand and led to us having a wonderful experience. My Fiancée and I look back so fondly at our time with the hawks; Earrach and Geimhread. We want to thank you all so much for such a wonderful and memorable experience!

John Brennan & Karen McGillivray

We have been back home for about 3 weeks now from a 7 week tour through 8 countries. A standout highlight for Wendy and me was the Falconry at Ashford Castle - as an add on option to out Insight tour, to opt for this activity was one of the best decisions we could have made - absolutely fantastic. Your guide was superb in instructions, communication and extreme friendliness. The experience was one of the highlights of our lives. keep up the fantastic work

Ian & Wendy Turner, Adelaide, Australia

Ashford Castle and the "Hawk Walk" were certainly the highlights of our Ireland vacation. The whole "hawk walk" experience is one that we will always treasure as it provides such a unique opportunity to interact with the birds up close and personal. We really enjoyed your enthusiasm and in depth knowledge.

Don & Ann Morris

I consider myself to be fairly well travelled and have had all sorts of unique travel experiences over the years but I think this is easily the best thing I’ve ever done! Just unbelievable. Our guide was fantastic and it was money well spent. Would recommend 100%

Kate Mason

My family and I were fortunate enough to do one of your falconry classes last summer. It was the highlight of our trip! I am a travel agent and recommended your class to my clients.

Julia J. Robbins, All About Travel

Marty and I want to thank each of you for making our hawking experience a gift of a lifetime. Your enthusiasm and love for these amazing creatures is a testament to all that is good between man and beast. The knowledge you impart to others about these beautiful birds goes a long way into keeping this ancient art alive in the hearts and minds of people like us

Susan & Marty Giesecke

We came, we saw and it was fantastic.

David & Lisa McParland

Falconry experience was something we will never forget. What an awesome experience. Thank you.


This is just a quick Email to say thankyou for the Hawk Walk you gave my Father and I on Saturday. It was something I"ve always wanted to do and it didn"t disappoint. In fact I wish I had the training required so I could apply for a job and get away from my office desk. It really is an excellent, professional and friendly set-up you have there and we really felt like we had personal treatment. You had great patience with all of our questions. Thanks again and I"m sure I"ll be back to visit again.

John Fitzpatrick

Here are some pictures from our day out with the baby hawks in August. We had such a wonderful time! The birds were just amazing and we fell in love with them. Thank you so much for making our afternoon so special.

Whitney Gallagher & Adam, John and Austin Conroy

I just wanted to drop you a line to say what a wonderful day we have had today at the Falconry School. We were greeted by 3 of your lovely team who made us welcome from start to finish. We all thoroughly enjoyed our day and will definitely return to do it again in the future

Carolyn, Paul and Kate Hanley

I want to thank you for arranging such a fascinating tour. Our Hawk Walk exceeded our expectations and was easily the most fun we had during our two week vacation in Ireland. As you know, it turned out to be a sunny morning and the forests surrounding Ashford Castle were beautiful together with our two magnificent birds, Seannachi and Uisce. We will be recommending the School of Falconry to our friends and, if we are ever in that area again, we will take another Hawk Walk!

Charles & Barbara Wise

Nobody does Falconry better than the Falconry School at Ashford, truly professional and constantly improving


We have done Falconry experiences before but nothing compares to a Hawk Walk at Ireland’s School of Falconry. It’s an intimate and extended experience with two hawks in a beautiful forest setting. Absolutely spectacular!


The Falconry experience here is like no other, and not to be missed. I have wanted to try Falconry for some time and this was the place to do it

Amy W

The Hawk Walk was amazing! This was the best experience of human interaction with amazing Harris hawks I have ever done!


This was our 2nd time to the Falconry School and we loved it so much this trip we booked twice. Each time you fly, the experience is different and unique. This is like nothing else you may have ever done and I highly recommend it. The staff are so knowledgeable and nice. Can’t wait for next year!


If you get the opportunity, you must do this. We had heard about this and waited too long to book, but we found Yvonne was particularly wonderful working with our schedule and helping us find a suitable time. It was an unforgettable experience and the highlight of our trip


I can’t stop talking to my friends and family about this wonderful experience, the birds and the staff were absolutely amazing.


INCREDIBLE experience. Honestly, I had been excited to do this for weeks leading up to it, but I could never have guessed I was going to enjoy it as much as I did. I don’t even know here to start. JUST DO IT.


While there are other places to do Hawk Walks, the environment at Ashford Castle makes the experience more enchanting. This is one of those experiences that become part of your bucket list once you learn about it. This is one of the coolest things we’ve ever done on a trip. Our usually sullen 16yr old son was smiling from ear to ear throughout the entire session


Flying a hawk oneself is a life-changing experience. How often does one get to look into the eyes of a bird of prey and see the beauty of these graceful animals up close. In fact they inspired me to take a second walk a couple of days later. DO NOT MISS THIS!


We have returned twice for my daughter to enjoy time with the birds and fabulous staff’


Amazing experience. One of the favourite things we did on our 4 week UK/Europe trip


An amazing and fun experience. Have done Falconry at other places and this was by far the best!

Nancy W

The highlight of our three-week tour of Ireland. Breathtaking. Truly not to be missed


Each hawk is unique, and you learn their habits and personalities before the walk. Once your guide selects “your” hawk, the walk begins. It is an amazing experience to bond with a hawk over an hour or so. Our guide was SUPERB!


I have done this in the United States and this was 100% better’.