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FORTHCOMING EVENTS

Sinead with Molly and Ginny

RDS Horse Show

Wednesday, 20 July, 2016 - 10:00 to Sunday, 24 July, 2016 - 18:00.
RDS Main Arena, Dublin
Stage 1: Donkey care induction day

Stage 1: Donkey care induction day

Friday, 5 August, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00.
Knockardbane Farm, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co Cork
Stage 1: Donkey care induction day

Stage 2: Donkey health care day

Saturday, 6 August, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00.
Sathya Sai Sanctuary Trust for Nature, Castlebaldwin, County Sligo
Stage 1: Donkey care induction day

Stage 1: Donkey care induction day

Saturday, 20 August, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00.
Home of Stephen Lambert and his rehomed donkeys, Arklow, Co Wicklow
Stage 1: Donkey care induction day

Stage 1: Donkey care induction day

Friday, 2 September, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00.
Knockardbane Farm, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co Cork
We are looking forward to welcoming large crowds

Open Weekend

Sunday, 25 September, 2016 - 12:00 to 17:00.
Hannigans Farm, Lisgriffin Road, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co Cork

LATEST NEWS

RDS Horse Show

Mules parade in front of President of Ireland

The Irish Donkey Society (IDS) will stage a spectacular display of donkeys and donkey farming equipment and carriages at work and at...

Karen leading the training

Specialized veterinary training

A very successful, well attended North West Veterinary Clinical Society meeting was held recently at one of The Donkey Sanctuary's...

The visitor centre

Visitor Centre to close on Thursday June 30

We regret to inform you that the Visitor Centre will be closed on Thursday June 30 due to a stock-take.

Robin helping to sweep the yard!

Mule misconception

What comes to people’s minds when they hear the word mule: stubborn, aggressive or even dangerous?

Planet at time of rescue

Under the stars

We are always telling people that donkeys are sociable animals which need company. This was certainly the case for a donkey called...

Donkey care course

Education is the most powerful tool we can use to change the world

Education is without doubt a key part of the answer to improving the lives of donkeys and mules in Ireland and running donkey care...