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Come and meet our donkeys and mules


Quality Time Volunteer

Quality Time Volunteer Training Day

Tuesday, 13 October, 2015 - 10:00 to 15:00.
Knockardbane Farm, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co Cork
Bucket collection

Collection Day in Limerick Crescent Shopping Centre

Thursday, 22 October, 2015 - 10:00.
Limerick Crescent Shopping Centre
Halloween at The Donkey Sanctuary

Spooktacular Event

Friday, 23 October, 2015 - 09:30 to Friday, 6 November, 2015 - 04:30.
The Donkey Sanctuary, Knockardbane, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co. Cork.
Supporters taking part in a Mini Marathon

Limerick Women's Mini Marathon

Sunday, 25 October, 2015 - 12:00.
University of Limerick
Pearse Stokes running London City Marathon in aid of the donkeys

Airtricity Dublin Marathon 2015

Monday, 26 October, 2015 - 09:00.
Dublin City
Molly enjoying the attention at Pet Expo 2014

Family Pet Expo

Saturday, 7 November, 2015 - 10:00 to Sunday, 8 November, 2015 - 17:00.
Simmonscourt Dublin


Matthew being welcomed to his new home

Jay and Matthew happy ever after

We recently appealed for homes for two of our gorgeous donkeys namely Jay and Matthew.

Diastema – very painful condition where a space in the teeth causes food packing and severe gum disease, infection and colic.

All you need to know about donkeys' teeth

Donkeys are herbivorous animals and therefore need a continual supply of fibre in their diet.

Eugene Butler with faithful friend Dessie

Global Wave to World Animal Day

Here at The Donkey Sanctuary we are getting together with our donkeys and mules to celebrate World Animal Day.

Elaine with her new family

Elaine hits the jackpot with her new family

Smiles all round for the proud new guardians of donkey Elaine.

The marvelous ladies who participated the Mini Marathon

Thank You Ladies!

We wish to congratulate and thank all of the inspirational ladies who participated in The Evening Echo, Cork Mini Marathon on Sunday...

Casey, Clancy and Callaghan

Donkeys come first, second and third

Our mantra at The Donkey Sanctuary is that donkeys come first, second and third - they are at the heart of all we do.