You can pay on the day of your visit or make use of our ONLINE BOOKING system. The complete programme lasts for about 2 hours.
The general health and safety measures apply on site. Please follow the instructions given by our staff.
Minders please do not leave children unattended.
Pets are not allowed into the sanctuary.
Stay safe and see you soon,
YOUR EAGLES FLYING TEAM
Eagles Flying - The Attraction For All The Family. Excitement, Fun, Photo opportunities and much more at Affordable Prices. Nestled in the green hills of south Sligo, Ireland's largest sanctuary for raptors and owls, the Irish Raptor Research Centre / Eagles Flying.endbold is situated on more than 27 ha of mature parklands near Ballymote. Currently it is the home of more many different species of eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and vultures. There are also many different species of other birds and animals such as raccoon and foxes.
The Irish Raptor Research Centre was established in 1999 as an institution for research on birds of prey and in 2003 parts of the area were opened to the public. Now Eagles Flying is one of the major tourist attractions in the northern part of Ireland attracting tens of thousands of visitors annually to see the spectacular interactive bird shows with eagles, hawks, falcons, vultures and owls. Amongst many other awards, Eagles Flying has been awarded the CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE by Tripadvisor many times and the for seven years in a row the TRAVELLERS CHOICE AWARD by Tripadvisor.
Twice daily specialists train these birds for visitors and give information about the biology of these magnificent creatures. During these entertaining interactive bird shows visitors can experience different types of raptors flying right over their head or landing next to them. Some have a wingspan of up to 3 metres. It is also possible to touch some of them and some members of the audience may even have one flying to their own hand. At Eagles Flying our staff developed a very special, friendly way of working with raptors and other animals and there is no risk whatsoever for any member of the audience.
OF COURSE YOU HAVE TO WATCH THE CURRENT COVID 19 GUIDELINES!
These shows are unique - you have never been that close to raptors!
Even rain can not spoil this experience, as the shows can be presented indoors.
During the shows, starting at 11 am and 3 pm every day and lasting for approximately one hour, the birds are presented in their natural environment. Before and after the shows the visitors can walk the park lands and enjoy the birds displayed in aviaries or on perches close to the walking path. Staff will give information on the birds and answer questions.
Petting-ZooFor the ones who prefer it more cuddly, there is also a large supervised Petting-Zoo, see Cuddle our Pet Animals. Here, visitors can get hands-on with guinea-pigs, pigs, rabbits, lambs, goats, donkeys, ferrets, and many more. Grizzly, the raccoon, is a gifted pickpocket, Tui and Allan, the tame foxes make perfect (live) fur collars for fashion conscious ladies and Monty, the 4 meter Python, even makes a perfect scarf for at least 6 people at a time.
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