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General Maintenance Person

We are looking for a General Maintenance person to support the operational activities of our team at Liscarroll.

Demonstrating practical building experience, you will carry out general maintenance work, with particular emphasis on carpentry/joinery, basic plumbing repairs and painting and decorating.

Practical knowledge of Health and Safety requirements, together with excellent communication skills and the ability to work unsupervised on a variety of projects is essential. Experience of organising fleet maintenance is desirable.

Stage 1: Donkey care induction day

Event date: 
Saturday, 2 April, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Sean O'Farrell, Tworeskeheen, Clifden, Co Galway
Event status: 
Places available

This one day course combines the latest knowledge about caring for donkeys with practical hands on experience.

The day will help you decide if donkeys are suitable for your home and what to expect when they arrive and to feel more confident about looking after and handling your donkeys.

Donkeys are not small horses with big ears so even if you have owned horses for 20 years there is so much to learn about the differences between caring for donkeys and horses that attending a course is always an eye-opener.

Stage 1: Donkey care induction day

Stage 1: Donkey care induction day

Event date: 
Saturday, 16 April, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Burn Equestrian Centre, Saintfield Road, Belfast BT8 8BH
Event status: 
Places available

This one day course combines the latest knowledge about caring for donkeys with practical hands on experience.

The day will help you decide if donkeys are suitable for your home and what to expect when they arrive and to feel more confident about looking after and handling your donkeys.

Donkeys are not small horses with big ears so even if you have owned horses for 20 years there is so much to learn about the differences between caring for donkeys and horses that attending a course is always an eye-opener.

Stage 1: Donkey care induction day

Important week for donkeys

This is an important week for donkeys as it starts with Palm Sunday which for many means the day when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Added to the biblical account is the legend that Jesus made a cross on its back and ever since a cross over a donkeys back is a common marking.

Donkeys enjoying the sunshine and the grass

17 donkeys rescued in Meath

A concerned member of the public contacted The Donkey Sanctuary regarding a large group of donkeys roaming through a bog in Co. Meath.

Our Donkey Welfare Adviser, Cathy, visited the bog to investigate, and was greeted by 17 terrified, neglected donkeys with extremely overgrown hooves.

One female donkey with the most horrendously twisted hooves struck a chord with Cathy. Although she was in visible pain and discomfort, she was kind and gentle. We named her Breeze.

Donkeys rescued in Meath

Sooty shines on Palm Sunday

On Palm Sunday, The Donkey Sanctuary responded to a request from two churches to attend two services in Belfast.

‘Sooty’ the donkey attended and was greeted with much adoration from the congregation in both parishes. Sooty was on hand to meet and greet everyone in the church hall and then made his way to the altar where he stood quietly as the Palm Sunday observation was read.

Sooty has come a long way since facing euthanasia as an unwanted donkey at an equine pound. It is hoped that having recently joined our re-homing scheme that he will find a loving guardian home.

Sooty surrounded by children on Psalm Sunday

Introduction to Donkey Care in Belfast

Event date: 
Saturday, 16 April, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Burn Equestrian Centre, Knockbracken Health Care Park, Saintfield Road, Belfast BT8 8BH.
Event status: 
Places available

This one day course combines the latest knowledge about caring for donkeys with practical hands on experience.

The day will help you decide if donkeys are suitable for your home and what to expect when they arrive and to feel more confident about looking after and handling your donkeys.

Donkeys are not small horses with big ears so even if you have owned horses for 20 years there is so much to learn about the differences between caring for donkeys and horses that attending a course is always an eye-opener.

Donkey relaxing in the shade

Farm Worker/Groom, Flemings Farm

We are looking to recruit a Farm Worker/Groom to join our team at Flemings Farm at The Donkey Sanctuary (Ireland) Limited. Providing care and rehabilitation to the resident donkeys, you will support the Farm Manager in the efficient and safe maintenance of the farm. This is a full-time, fixed term role starting as soon as possible until 31st March 2017.

Laboratory Technician Assistant

We are looking to recruit a Laboratory Technician Assistant to support the Veterinary team at The Donkey Sanctuary (Ireland) Limited.

Able to demonstrate previous biological laboratory experience, you will provide in-house clinical and pathological laboratory services, communicating relevant results and findings to the clinical/veterinary team and other interested parties.

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