Anna Baraldini from Foxford County Mayo is possibly Ireland’s youngest licensed female falconer. Two years ago as part of her school work experience programme Anna applied to Mount Falcon Estate in Ballina to gain experience working in the Mount Falcon Estate gym.
Within hours at her arrival at Mount Falcon Estate Anna was enticed by the magnificence of the raptors and owls in the Mount Falcon Estate Aviary.
Under the instruction of of the resident falconers Martin and Daniel, Anna is now a fully fledged falconer at the age of seventeen.
For a year and a half, in all elements Anna showed up every weekend to learn, to feed and fly the birds and to muck out.
We’d like to wish Anna all the best for the future!
Birds of Prey Experience at Mount Falcon Estate
The Birds of Prey Experience is a unique opportunity to meet and handle our suite of Birds at the Mount Falcon Aviary.
The Birds of Prey Experience is a fascinating insight into the lives of magnificent creatures and to hold and admire them close up is a very visceral and satisfying experience.
Woodlands Hawk Walk
Take a journey with a hawk on your gloved fist through the beautiful, indigenous woodlands of the Mount Falcon Estate. Get up close and enjoy an interactive experience as the Hawks fly through the woods and return on command.