Adare Country Pursuits Limerick
Adare Country Pursuits is located on the grounds of the beautiful Adare Manor Hotel in Limerick and offers unique activities like Falconry, Archery and Gundog training.
No experience is required…come to Adare as a novice but leave with newfound skills and an appetite for more!
Falconry is an art that dates back many thousands of years and involved the hunting of prey in many different habitats using a trained bird of prey such as hawks, raptors and eagles. First references to falconry in Ireland date back to the 7th Century, however it became common place in Ireland with the arrival of the Anglo Normans in the 12th Century.
The team at Adare Country Pursuits are highly trained in this art and visitors are in for a real treat with the opportunity to get up close to these magnificent birds of prey. The resident Falconers will give you an insight into the history and tradition of Falconry and then you’ll experience the magic of flying one of these awe-inspiring birds freely to the glove, as you walk through the magnificent walled garden and surrounding woods of Adare Manor Hotel.
Falconry is suitable for children and no prior experience is required. On your visit, you’ll meet a selected group of raptors from their collection and you may even get to see the eagle flying – a truly magical experience. Owls are also on display and these beautiful creatures, each with their own unique personalities, are always a firm favourite with children and adults alike.
The most sought after of all activities, an afternoon spent with the resident falconer and birds of prey will become one of the greatest memories of your life!
“This was by far one of our favourite things about our trip to Ireland. The birds were beautiful. We would totally do the Hawk Walk again! We had an amazing experience”
Flying the Falcons must be arranged in advance. The minimum number of participants for falconry is one. Corporate packages are available on request.
Archery at Adare Manor Hotel Limerick
Archery has become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks in part to the continuous high profile it receives in mainstream media and movies, including the Marvel films, Lord of the Rings and other hugely popular TV shows like Game of Thrones.
What was once an activity used for survival, hunting and battle has now become a competitive sport and recreational activity that continues to grow in popularity as a group activity for corporate days out, groups or friends and also families. Archery is suitable for children as long as they are able to hold a bow and no prior experience is required.
At Adare Manor Hotel in Limerick, visitors will receive expert training in this ancient art – you’ll be surprised at how many people actually make good archers and perhaps somewhere, this ancient skill is stored deep down in our DNA!
Archery is a super activity for groups, especially corporate days out – as it has a tendency to bring out the competitive nature of work colleagues!
Moving archery is unique to Adare Manor Hotel. With up to fifteen archers in line, shooting simultaneously at the moving target, this really ignites the competitive streak! Challenging, yet great fun too, it’s the perfect activity for team building, corporate groups and families alike.
The minimum number of participants for archery is two. Corporate packages are available on request.
Adare Country Pursuits have added gundog training and demonstrations to the list of activities available on the resort.
Using the gundogs available on site, you will learn to handle trained gundogs with the in-house trainer who has vast experience in training and handling, making up many dogs to F.T.Ch. status. You will get the opportunity to see dogs at differing levels of training incorporating, obedience, agility, marking, water work and ability to work as part of a team of trained dog.
Corporate packages are available on request, contact Adare Country Pursuits to make a reservation.
Adare Country Pursuits
Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort