Two 2-hr programmes at 10:30 & 2:30:  Tripadvisor Travellers' Choice for 9 years in a row
Eagles Flying founder and Zoologist Lothar F. Muschketat working with an eagleA HarrisĀ“s Hawk balances on a young visitor's head at Eagles Flying - Irish Raptor Research Centre, Sligo, IrelandA white tailed eagle landing during the bird show at Eagles Flying - Irish Raptor Research Centre, Sligo, IrelandChildren with a pony at Eagles Flying - Irish Raptor Research Centre, Sligo, IrelandGrizzly, the raccoon,  in the Petting Zoo kissing Eagles Flying former Director and Zoologist Lothar F. Muschketat at Eagles Flying - Irish Raptor Research Centre, Sligo, IrelandEagle flying over the crowd at Eagles Flying - Irish Raptor Research Centre, Sligo, IrelandOwls at Eagles Flying - Irish Raptor Research Centre, Sligo, Ireland
Dear friends and supporters,

Our summer season will start on the 29th March and end on the 7th November incl. The sanctuary is open 7/7.

No pre-booking, please, just pay on the day.

Please consider:
Minders please do not leave children unattended.
Pets are not allowed into the sanctuary.

Stay safe and see you soon,


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 many different species of eagles, hawks, owls, falcons and vultures. There are also many different species of other birds and animals such as deer, skunk 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 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 then for eight 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.

These shows are unique - you have never been that close to raptors!

Even rain can not spoil this experience, as 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. Staff will give information on the birds and answer questions.


For 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.

If you want to support us, we very much appreciate any donation via our Paypal account:

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