About UsThe IRISH RAPTOR RESEARCH CENTRE is a scientifically managed sanctuary for Birds of Prey and Owls.
Situated on 27 hectares, the sanctuary is home to about 350 birds and animals out of 75 species.
Established in 1999 the centre was originally set up for research purposes only, but as a consequence of increasing interest and local awareness, it was decided to open parts of the centre to visitors.
In the summer of 2003 EAGLES FLYING introduced its birds to the first eager visitors and numbers continue to increase every year.
The Eagles Flying Show is both fun and educational for the whole family! Our special method of working with animals makes it possible to allow them as close as possible to our visitors. The scientists on hand present information on each of the birds and raptors in general and if you ever had a question about a bird of prey - well, here you go - just ask!
As the sanctuary became better known, people from all over Ireland started bringing in injured birds and other helpless wildlife. We try to heal all these patients and if possible return them to nature.
This hospital and rehabilitation sector is now the most time consuming and labour intensive department at the centre.
We cooperate with international Zoos breeding endangered species for re-introduction-programmes.
In 2007 the Irish Raptor Research Centre / Eagles Flying received the accreditation as EU-Zoo.