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Nature and Wildlife

Eagles Flying - Irish Raptor Research Centre

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Ballymote
Sligo
Republic of Ireland

More than 100 magnificent birds of prey, falcons, hawks and eagles, some with wingspans of 3 metres, await visitors at the Eagles Flying centre near Ballymote, Co Sligo.

Twice daily bird shows take place at 11.00 and 15.00. Amazing photo opportunities await during these sixty minute free flying displays as scientists inform visitors about the biology of each species and the important role that birds of prey play in nature.

Watch different species of eagles hunting on prey dummies. Be astonished about the arrowlike flight of the falcons and the high intelligence of the vultures. Before and after the show, observe the birds in aviaries, cuddle animals, such as goats, lambs, donkeys, horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, hedgehogs, ferrets, different pigs, raccoon and chinchillas in the pet zoo, or walk the adjoining parklands. In the event of rain, the free flying display takes place in a purpose built indoor arena.

The Irish Raptor Research Centre/Eagles Flying, is a voluntary run institution, aiming at the preservation of wildlife and natural heritage. It operates a scientifically managed sanctuary for birds of prey.

For opening times, admission prices, etc, please see booking link.

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