Ashford Castle has been hosting distinguished guests for almost 800 years – one of the most prominent being the Prince of Wales, who subsequently became George V of England. In honour of his visit in 1905, the Guinness family built a special dining room which still bears his name proudly to this day.
The graceful setting, with rich, panelled walls and twinkling Waterford Crystal chandeliers bestows a grand sense of occasion. Relax and enjoy exceptional dishes from the kitchen of acclaimed Chef Philippe Farineau, recently awarded two rosettes by the AA Hospitality Awards, combined with much loved recipes of Beatrice Tollman and complemented by a fine selection of wines from Head Sommelier Paul Fogerty.
Recently, George V Dining Room earned Wine Spectator’s 2020 Best of Award of Excellence.
Please note: This restaurant is currently only open to residents of the castle.
Our one-hour private Hawk Walks give you the incredible opportunity to fly your very own Harris Hawks under the guidance of your instructor. After you have been introduced to your hawks you’ll set off into the magnificent woodlands to fly your hawks, as they follow you from tree to tree through the woods before swooping down to land on your gloved fist. Your instructor will explain about the hawks’ exceptional eyesight, their speed and agility and how they were trained by the Falconry School themselves.
The minimum age to participate in a Hawk Walk is 7 years old. Children younger than 7 are welcome to spectate during a Hawk Walk however they would not be able to participate. Junior guests must be a minimum age of 13 years of age to experience an extended Hawk Walk. We would ask families to refrain from using strollers during their Hawk Walk as the birds are intimated by their presence. Hawk Walks cater for all ages and families taking into account the aforementioned requirements.
or contact The Falconry School on +353 (0) 94 954 6820
For those with a keen interest, the Extended Hawk Walk allows you to go for a longer walk in the woods, giving more flying time and a greater insight into the fascinating hawks’ world.
Private one-hour Hawk Walk:
€95 for one participant
€150 for two participants
€195 for three participants
€220 for four participants
Private Extended Hawk Walk (90 minutes):
€125 for one participant
€200 for two participants
€240 for three participants
€280 for four participants
Further reductions apply for more participants and there is no cost for a small number of spectators who are accompanying participants.
Booking is essential for this activity.
For bookings and information please contact The Falconry School on +353 (0) 94 954 6820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation policy and terms and conditions apply.