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National Bird of Prey Centre

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Charity Cycle

My partner had a charity cycle that started & finished in Russborough House. I took advantage of... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
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Birthday Visit for Grandchildren and family

Three generations of the family from 1 yr to 65 yrs all got something from this very pleasant and... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Ged D
Blessington, Ireland
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Russborough, Blessington, Ireland
+353 45 857 755
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All reviews hawk walk russborough house three generations recommend this place barn owl star review great place for all the family great range knowledgeable guide few hours owls handlers hold animals display field facility
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

My partner had a charity cycle that started & finished in Russborough House. I took advantage of the spare time & visited the National Bird of Pray centre. The husband & wife duo here are so knowledgeable & friendly. I even got to take some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

Three generations of the family from 1 yr to 65 yrs all got something from this very pleasant and educational visit. We were shown around by a most informative and knowledgeable guide who gave us an entertaining tour. The highlight for the children (ok and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ged D
Reviewed 12 October 2018

It was a wonderful place to visit for a few hours. The staff are so nice and happy to answer your questions.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank aislingstyle134
Reviewed 30 August 2018

A wonderful experience. Fantastic setting! Learned so much from their very friendly and helpful staff. Ollie in particular was our guide on the Hawk Walk. Extremely knowledgeable and a great passion for his work. An absolute joy to listen to him tell you all the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Eireann9
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Really glad we visited this attraction / exhibit. Really educational and informative and fun for the children. (Even the teenager). Highly recommended. Will also visit again.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The staff here made it - very informative, approachable and knowledgeable, our children got plenty of time to hold owls. Display was excellent. Well done. We would really recommend this place. It really was the handlers who made it a 5 star review.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

We took part in a hawk walk and it was such a great experience. Such a beautiful bird and so well trained. We learned so much and got lots of hands on experience. Plenty of photo opportunities. We also got to learn about all the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We visited to go on the “Hawk Walk” and it was a fantastic, hands on experience. Birds were beautiful. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable - we learned a lot. All set in gorgeous surroundings too. Would highly recommend. Thank you!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 182LisaC
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

My family and myself had 3 wonderful hours in this facility in Russborough house. The selection of birds here is huge with up to 40 or 50 different species including eagles , falcons and owls.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rory M
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the National Birds of Prey Centre today (myself, my wife and our two girls - 9 & 12). Amazing time. Superb talk - fun and incredibly informative - from Niall. His passion and knowledge made it a joy to listen. Stunning flight display from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Deborah M
12 August 2018|
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Response from Rory M | Reviewed this property |
Im 42 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and every question i asked was answered and added to. There's a tour of the birds with a good chat about each and every bird on display then you get to carry 3 or 4 of them. 10... More
2 August 2018|
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Response from Pouche | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, Russborough House is just outside Blessington village and you can get a bus into the village from Dublin (number 65) but you will need to pick up a taxi from there to Russborough House. As far as I know, no public... More
5 April 2018|
Response from DnBK77 | Reviewed this property |
The web site (which is equally acessible to you) says 11-5. There is also a phone number; I would take the precaution of calling to confirm a few days prior your visit.