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Hoofprints in time

Phoenix (age 5) and Baxten (age 6) are two ordinary donkeys that came to me a year ago from the Donkey Sanctuary. They are two lively young donkeys with an inquisitive attitude to life. At the weekend they went back 100 years in time to 1916. The occasion was the “Country and Rural Life” re-enactment hosted by Teagasc on their farm in Athenry, Co Galway and over 20,000 people were expected. Three months ago both the donkeys and I were totally unprepared for this journey.

Pheonix and Baxten

Teddy Bear's Picnic is around the corner

We are in full preparation for our annual Teddy Bear's Picnic on July 7th in our Open Farm in Knockardbane, Liscarroll.

This will be the fourth time holding this event and every year it keeps getting better. This year we have an array of activities from face-painting, bouncy castle, treasure hunt, coloring corner, great music, donkey walking and grooming and a special teddy bear hospital. There is a competition for the best teddy and owner look alike and the best dressed teddy bear on the day. Our stunning mares and foals will also be there to meet you on the day.

Great fun day out with your teddy and family

Laboratory Technician

We have an excellent opportunity for a Laboratory Technician to join our Veterinary team at The Donkey Sanctuary (Ireland) Limited

Possessing previous biological laboratory experience and knowledge of laboratory principles you will assist with the general running of the Pathological Laboratory and research projects and provide in-house services to the clinical/veterinary team. Equine knowledge and good customer service skills are essential.

This is a full-time, fixed term role starting as soon as possible until 20 June 2017, working 39 hours per week, 5 days over 7.

Lavina is reunited with Bebe and Annabelle

Lavina has been a long time donkey lover and Donkey Sanctuary supporter. She kept donkeys Bebe and Annabelle in her residence in Clare for over twenty years. Lavina had to make the very difficult decision to return to the USA last year and she dealt with Katie Reed when relinquishing her two girls to us. This was a heart breaking decision for Lavina but little did she know what would happen next.

Lavina lavishing in the company of her donkeys

Farm Worker/Groom

An opportunity has arisen for a Farm Worker/Groom to join our team at Hannigans Farm at The Donkey Sanctuary (Ireland) Limited.

You will provide daily routine care for our donkeys, assist the veterinary team and support the Farms Manager in maintaining a clean, safe and secure environment.

This is a full-time, permanent contract, starting as soon as possible.


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