|Nollaig, the Irish word for Christmas, was given his name when we rescued him last December. He was the 3,654th donkey in Ireland to find love and compassion at our door. We thought you might like to read about his story, about how we took him into our care on a cold winter's day.
Five days before Christmas, sounds of braying alerted a member of the public to a donkey in distress. Nollaig was found tucked away in a corner of a wet muddy field on a farm in the Buttevant area. His brays had been a cry for help, desperately appealing to anyone who could save him. Paddy Barrett from The Donkey Sanctuary, reported "If it wasn't for his bray, he wouldn't have been found. His bray saved his life."
President Michael D Higgins visits The Donkey Sanctuary on 15th November 2013
The president, who had already paid a visit to the local national school, rounded off his day in Liscarroll at the Donkey Sanctuary, where he officially opened the extension to the walkway.
This year our annual Christmas Fair will be taking place on Sunday 1st December 2013 at Hannigan’s Farm between 12am - 4pm.
With more stallholders than before, it really will be a fantastic day out for everyone to enjoy.
Join us for fun, food and the best handmade arts and crafts around. The selection of external stallholders makes it a great place to do some of your Christmas shopping and pick up some extra special gifts.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Hannigan’s Farm for this brilliant day.
Price: Admission free.
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This course is aimed at the new donkey owner and covers all aspects of looking after a donkey including, theory and practical sessions on field management and theory and practical sessions on stable management.
2013/14 diary dates
- Monday 9th December - Donkey Sanctuary, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co Cork
- Friday 10th January - Donkey Sanctuary video room, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co Cork
- Saturday 25th January - Belvedere House, Mullingar, Co Westmeath
- Saturday 22nd February -- Belvedere House, Mullingar, Co Westmeath