Hawkeye School of Falconry and Lyrath Estate | Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 171

We've spent two days at Lyrath Estate in County Kilkenny.

I'll be sharing more about our experience, but first, a wee chat with John Dugan, owner of Hawkeye School of Falconry, which you will find at Lyrath.

Hawkeye School of Falconry, Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny, Ireland
John Dugan and Turbo

Lyrath Estate

Located just minutes from Kilkenny city, Lyrath Estate is a perfect base for exploring the counties of Kilkenny, Tipperary, and Laois, or an escape for a relaxing break.

Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny, Ireland
Lyrath Estate

The hotel is a charming blend of the old estate and modern luxury.

Lyrath Estate lobby, Kilkenny, Ireland
Lobby (and weekend piano bar) at Lyrath Estate

The expansive grounds are perfect for exploring, with a mix of paved and mown pathways.

On site you'll find a playground, falconry and archery with Hawkeye Falconry, a pool and health club, and a spa.

Every meal we've experienced has been delicious. (Maybe too delicious.)

Afternoon tea, Lyrath Estate, Kilkenny, Ireland
Afternoon tea at Lyrath Estate

Afternoon tea was divine. Breakfast, an extensive buffet, had absolutely everything you could want. And dinner, served in The Grill & Bar showcased local food with imaginative flavor pairings and presentation.

Thanks to Bespoke Excursions for arranging our stay at Lyrath Estate.

Jody Halsted
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