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Burren Birds of Prey Centre

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Address: Aillwee Cave, Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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+353 65 707 7036

DYNAMIC FLYING DISPLAYS where the visitor can interact and get up close and...

DYNAMIC FLYING DISPLAYS where the visitor can interact and get up close and personal to the birds as they fly overhead and through the audience. A HOME to Eagles, Falcons, Hawks, and Owls from all over the world.EDUCATION into the amazing world of Raptors, their biology, conservation and the ancient art of Falconry.HAWK WALKS which are a once in a life time opportunity to interact with some of nature's top predators. Guided and instructed by experienced Falconers, this hour long 'Walk with a Hawk' through hazel woodland and across Burren limestone pavement is tailor made for anybody seeking a totally unique experience.

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We had planned to visit the Birds of Prey with a long time and finally got there ... It was marvellous ,the staff are friendly and didn't mind answering our questions , you were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
County Clare, Ireland

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County Clare, Ireland
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had planned to visit the Birds of Prey with a long time and finally got there ... It was marvellous ,the staff are friendly and didn't mind answering our questions , you were able to get very close to the birds. We were in time for the demonstration and if was excellent, James could not have been nicer. Will... More 

Thank KatieD61
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had not heard of a Hawk Walk, happened to find it on the Ailwee Cave website. It turned out to be the highlight of our visit. When you buy your Hawk Walk ticket it includes a visit to the cave and the Birds of Prey demonstration. The cave and the demonstration were both nice BUT the Hawk Walk was... More 

Thank MichelleandAlan
Wexford, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really loved this. The staff are so knowledgeable and you can ask them anything. If your interest in the restocking of birds of prey into the wild around Ireland then this is the place to go. What a treat. What a gem.

Thank VictorFurlong
Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love birds of Prey then you'll love this place, right next near the Ailwee Cave so had to be worth a visit too, my favourite was the Eagle - Absolutely Huge!

Thank Claretwayno
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44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This centre was an amazing surprise. Had never heard of it before, but we got a combo ticket when booking the Ailwee Caves and I'm so glad we did! The centre is just adjacent to the Caves, so make sure to plan your visit so that you catch a flying display with the birds of prey. The aviary is great... More 

Thank Elizabeth F
Dublin, Ireland
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit yesterday, loved the educational sessions on the birds of prey and adored being able to have the birds rest on my arm. Aviary is perfect and delighted to hear all birds are rotated so they can enjoy swooping around The Burren. Special thanks to Natasha who is absolutely brilliant at her job, her passion for the... More 

Thank Dubgal2013
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there for the show which was fantastic. It's a great day out for big and little kids. A great variety of birds and interesting facts about each one.

Thank Noel603
Ardee, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at the Ailwee Cave just in time for the birds of prey show. My partner has a huge interest in wildlife and birds, so he absolutely loved it here! Really great set up for the birds. The show was brilliant - it was interactive and exciting as the birds flew around and swooped down over my head a... More 

Thank Lauren R
Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

Exciting hands-on show in beautiful location. The handlers made it really exciting for young and old kids!! After the show, great chat with handler who was so friendly and accommodating of the endless questions (posed by the adults). Brilliant work! You should be proud!

Thank isabelvervaeck
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Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit in the burren with young kids they really enjoy the interaction with the birds at the show and can walk around and see the different species of predators ,the staff are brilliant and talk to the kids and answer any questions the kids ask them ,would recommend this place absolutely !!

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