A BRIEF HISTORY OF FALCONRY IN IRELAND
It is safe to assume hawking was already familiar in Ireland before the twelfth century and written references abound from the twelfth century on.
Ireland supplied the nobility of Western Europe with peregrines and goshawks until early modern times and the aristocracy of several nations brought their hawks here to hunt.
An Irish Hawking Club was formed in 1870 at a meeting in Great Brunswick Street chaired by Lord Talbot de Malahide and the Maharajah Prince Duleep Singh, a familiar figure in falconry circles across two continents, pledged 50 pounds to its founding.
Historical events of subsequent years have lost the records of the original club.
The present club constitution dates from 1967, but has been updated over the years.