Some of the biggest birds of prey in the world are displayed at this aviary and educational center near Ballymote. Eagles, vultures, owls, and falcons take part in an hour-long flying show daily at 11am and 3pm—outside or in a purpose-built arena. Most of the awe-inspiring birds who live at the center can be handled by visitors (under close supervision, of course). For young children who prefer their animals a little less intimidating, there’s also a petting zoo, home to lambs, chinchillas, donkeys, rabbits, and even raccoons (which are not native to Ireland but have slowly been spreading here as an invasive species since the early 2010s).
County Sligo and Yeats Country
County Sligo and Yeats Country› Attraction
Ballymote, Co. Sligo
Our Rating Hours Late March to early Nov daily 10:30am–12:30pm, 2:30–4:30pm. Bird shows 11am and 3pm Phone 071/918-9310 Prices Admission €12 adults; €11 students; €7 children 3–16; free for children 2 and under; €36 families Web site Eagles Flying
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