Dublin Falconry, owned and operated by Trevor Roche, is located at Luttrellstown Castle Resort and is currently home to 26 raptors including hawks, owls, falcons and buzzards. They offer visitors thrilling falconry experiences set on a magnificent 526 acre estate filled with lakes, trees and buildings that provide the perfect backdrop to the heritage art of falconry. They cater for everyone including children and special needs customers.
The Hawk Walk includes a tea or coffee reception, safety talk and history of the birds. Then you get to venture outside and choose one of four Harris hawks and take a walk around the scenic grounds of Luttrellstown Castle. You will fly a hawk from tree to tree and tree to fist. Your hawk walk will finish with you feeding the hawk and carrying it back to the lodge where a digital photo of you holding the hawk will be taken and presented to you when leaving, which is included in the price.
There are three other falconry experiences to choose from which include the Hawk Walk and additional activities for a longer experience. The falconry experience involves owls as well as hawks.
The Owl Experience features six owls. Meet barn owls and little Bella, a native long-eared owl. Move up in size to Lincoln, a Bengal owl, and two new arrivals. Finish by flying the massive eagle owl, Teddy. All experiences are photo friendly.
They welcome school groups, families, birthday parties and individuals. You may also see them at other venues all over Ireland performing falconry demonstrations during the year. They also offer falconry courses for one, three or five days.
Dublin Falconry continues to improve the standard of falconry in Ireland and have passed zoo inspections which require a high standard of professional conduct. As a member of the Irish Hawking Club, they abide by the rules of the International Association for Falconry.
Luttrellstown Castle is a five star resort that some may remember as the location for David Beckham's wedding to Victoria Adams. It offers a number of activities such as fishing, historical tours, archery, golf, air rifle shooting, cycling and horse riding.