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This is an attraction for all the family. It’s exciting, educational and fun with the opportunity of photos and lifetime memories.
Situated amid the beautiful landscape of North-West Ireland is Eagles Flying, it is the largest Centre for Birds of Prey and Owls in the country. You can enjoy the fantastic and memorable experience of majestic raptors soaring over one of the most lovely locations to be found.
You will experience some of the biggest birds of prey in the world flying right over your head or landing next to you. You might even have the chance of a bird landing on your bare hand.
Watch different species of eagles hunting on prey-dummies in their natural environment. Be astonished by the arrow-like flight of the falcons and the amazing intelligence of the vultures.
During the highly entertaining and interactive bird shows you will meet Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Vultures and Owls, each of whom have their own special ways to fly and hunt.
During the flying demonstrations experts share with you the biology of the raptors and their important role in nature and questions will gladly be answered.
Educating you about these birds also means safeguarding these endangered species for future generations as you will learn how to do your share in protecting our nature.
- Meet Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Vultures and Owls, each of whom have their own special ways to fly and hunt.
- Amazing flying displays.
- Supervised 'touch zoo' with different species including goats, lambs, donkeys, horses, guinea pigs, rabbits, hedgehogs, ferrets, different pigs, raccoon, chinchillas and many more.
Open March 19 to November 7
Daily 10:30 - 12:00 and 14:30 - 16:30
Daily 11:00 and 15:00 and last approx. 60 minutes
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
T. +353 (0) 71 918 9310
Closed: November 8 to March 18
Last admission: one hour before closing
Approx. visit duration: 2 hours
Student (with valid ID): €8.90
Child (aged 3-16): €5.90
Child (aged 0-2): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 children): €29.90
Classes (1 minder free/10 students): €4.90 per student
Adult Groups (16 people or more): €7.90 per person
Other Useful Information
DINING / REFRESHMENTS
Kiosk offering beverages and snacks
Free car and coach parking on-site.
Group rates available (minimum 16 people or more). Pre-booking required.
Coming on the N4 from DUBLIN or SLIGO you take the N17 towards Galway at Toberbride roundabout. After having passed through Ballinacarrow, take the first official road to the left - according to the sign. Facing the white gates of Temple House turn left towards Ballymote. The next road to the left will take you to our entrance (on the right hand side).
Driving on the N17 from GALWAY towards Sligo, you will pass through Tubbercurry. About 6 km after having passed Achonry Creamery (Connacht Gold) you will drive along the old walls of Temple House demesne on the right hand side. The first road to the right (signposted for Eagles Flying) will lead you past the white gates of Temple House. Keep on driving straight ahead. The next road to the left will take you to our entrance (on the right hand side).