Join us for our Falconry Demonstration at a local farm just a 10-minute drive from Killarney and be transported into the world of falcons and owls. We begin with an exhilarating display as a falcon takes to the sky. Watch in awe as the falconer guides the bird through a series of breathtaking maneuvers, showcasing its incredible speed and precision. Next, it's your turn! Under the guidance of experienced falconers, you will put on a gauntlet and call a hawk to your gloved fist. Experience the thrill as the hawk gracefully lands on your glove, forming a bond between you and the magnificent bird. As you connect with these incredible creatures, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for their intelligence and instincts.
Next, we head to the owl sanctuary, where you'll be introduced to a variety of owl species, each with its own unique characteristics and charm. Feel the softness of their feathers as one of these wise birds gracefully lands on your glove. Marvel at their piercing gaze and silent flight, and learn fascinating facts about these nocturnal hunters from our knowledgeable guides. It's a rare opportunity to witness these captivating creatures up close. Make sure to bring a camera or smartphone to capture the memorable moments!
What to Wear: Dress comfortably and in layers, with a light jacket or sweater and with sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Long trousers will protect your legs from any potential scratches or discomfort while handling the birds. We suggest avoiding loose jewelry and tying back long hair as it may catch on the birds' talons or beaks.
Activity Duration: 70-90 minutes
Travel time: 10 minutes each way