New falconry adventures awaits you in the scapes of Ireland

Falconry is a thrilling experience that takes you into the world of birds of prey. Faha Falconry, located in Faha Glen and the Gap of Dunloe, Ireland, less than 15 min drive from Killarney, offers an authentic falconry experience that is both educational and exciting.

THE EXPERIENCE

Faha Experience

The experience begins with a brief introduction to the history of falconry and the birds of prey used in the sport. Faha Falconry boasts a diverse collection of birds, including Harris hawks, Peregrine falcons, Owls and crested Caracara. Each bird has its own unique personality, and visitors have the opportunity to meet and interact with them up close.

After the introduction, visitors are given a glove and taught how to hold it properly. This is important, as the glove will be used to hold the bird of prey during the experience. Visitors are also taught the proper way to call the bird to their glove using a lure.

Once everyone is comfortable with the basics, the real fun begins. Visitors are paired with a Harris hawk or a Peregrine falcon, and the falconer demonstrates how to call the bird to the glove. The bird will fly from a perch to the glove, where it will receive a reward for its successful flight.

Visitors are then given the opportunity to call the bird to their glove, which is an exhilarating experience. The birds are incredibly fast and graceful, and it’s amazing to see them fly up close. Visitors are encouraged to take photos and videos of the birds in flight. The experience also includes a demonstration of the bird’s hunting skills. The falconer will release the bird to hunt a lure, which is a fake animal made of fur and feathers. The bird will swoop down to catch the lure, simulating a real hunt in the wild.

Overall, the falconry experience at Faha Falconry is a must-do for anyone visiting Ireland. It’s a unique and unforgettable experience that gives you a glimpse into the world of birds of prey. The birds are well-trained and well-cared for, and the falconers are knowledgeable and passionate about their work.

Whether you’re a nature lover, a bird enthusiast, or just looking for a unique experience, Faha Falconry is definitely worth a visit.

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Hugh Byrne
Hugh Byrne
17/06/2024
My wife, two of my kids (14 & 16) and I had a great time today with Mark. We picked him because we felt it would be more personal and we were not wrong. Mark kept the experience to us and so we had the full 90min items to ourselves. He was a mine of information in the birds he had plus all matter of falconry info. Loads of handling of the birds too which was great fun. We really couldn’t recommend him more - a small local business (quite out of the way, but easy to find) which did not disappoint in what it delivered. Highly recommend.
Jennifer O Brien
Jennifer O Brien
15/10/2023
Absolutely fantastic. Mark was very patient and shared lots of information about the birds. Would definitely recommend.
GR
GR
18/08/2023
Truly unique experience. The birds were each impressive in their own way, and we had more than ample time with them. Mark is extremely friendly and not only shares fascinating facts, but also gives personal insight on his experience raising the birds. Highly recommend this
Alexandra Martynova
Alexandra Martynova
11/08/2023
We had an incredible time with the falconry experience. Seeing the peregrine falcon, Harris hawk, and caracara up close was thrilling. Mark’s knowledge and friendly approach made it both educational and enjoyable. I was fascinated by the curious facts he shared about the birds, and getting to hold and witness them in flight was truly unforgettable. I highly recommend this opportunity and can't wait to return for more :)
Aidan Buckley
Aidan Buckley
11/08/2023
Fantastic experience to see these birds of prey up close. Mark was very friendly and knowledgeable about all his birds. We learnt a lot, and will definatley return again.
N. Callaghan
N. Callaghan
10/08/2023
The experience was very welcoming from the start. Mark was very friendly and helpful and answered all our questions. His birds have a lovely temperament. Even my 8 year old daughter felt at ease holding the birds. Great experience I would recommend. Could probably do with a signpost to help find the place a bit easier.
Dimpho Dee
Dimpho Dee
27/06/2023
Beautifull birds and its people, i must say. We had a lovely experience interacting with the birds. We learned quite a lot about birds, and the worker goes all out in assisting customers.
Tyler Post
Tyler Post
09/06/2023
Great experience with Mark and all his birds!