For centuries, the sport of falconry was reserved for people of nobility and wealth. Now, travelers can experience the historic art while staying at the five-star Ashford Castle in Ireland and participating in the three day Royal Falconry Adventure. All participants are given lessons focusing on the art and history of falconry while learning how to fly hawks, but daily schedules are customized to each guest’s particular interests. Different activities are also available such as horse back riding, golf, fly fishing and archery.

The three-night program covers up to two adults and two children and includes luxury accommodations, full Irish breakfast each morning, and dinner for the family at the George V Dining room. Guests are also treated to one hour full body massage, photo shoot with the hawks on the grounds of the castle and a take home gift of hawk bells. The complete package is priced at €1,047 (approximately US$1,288) per person.

This beautiful castle is located in County Mayo on the Shores of Lough Corrib and River Cong. For more information about Ashford Castle, this package or for other special offers, visit