The Irish Raptor Research Centre a.k.a Eagles Flying is Irelands largest sanctuary for Birds of Prey and Owls. It is located on a large site in beautiful parklands close to Ballymote, County Sligo. The centre houses approximately 100 Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Falcons and Vultures.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in the northern west of Ireland, visitors are wowed by the spectacular flying demonstrations with the different species of birds of prey. During these entertaining Bird Shows visitors can see the birds flying closely over their head and can also get the opportunity to touch them. The shows which last about an hour are twice daily (11am and 3pm).
The centre also caters for visitors who prefer more placid animals with a petting zoo which includes guinea-pigs, pigs, rabbits, lambs, goats, donkeys, ferrets and many more.
Booking is not essential, but some notice is appreciated if you intend you are bringing a large group.