Advice for donkey owners and Donkey Guardians
Working to save Nightingale
Caring for donkeys
Preparing for the colder months
The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland Open Farm is temporarily closed to the public. We know you will understand that we are prioritising the care of our donkeys whilst working with a limited workforce due to child care commitments and rotas.
By allowing visitors into the Open Farm, we would put our staff at risk, therefore the donkeys would be at risk too as if staff become sick, our ability to care for our donkeys is reduced.
Thank you for your kind support at this time and we look forward to seeing you later in the year. We will keep you up to date with any changes on this page.
We know you miss visiting our donkeys at our sanctuary in Liscarroll and they miss you too!
Winter care is about helping your donkey withstand the lower temperatures and stay healthy, rather than shutting them in completely.
A winter rescue brought a donkey into our care whose recovery was hindered by the challenging welfare issues we encountered.
Due to COVID-19, we can't hold our Teddy Bear's Picnic this summer. As well as a great day out it's a big fundraising event for us.
Seven foals found safety in our care after being rescued from hunger and cold. We recently caught up with their progress.
A handsome foal born at our sanctuary on Easter Monday during the COVID-19 lockdown has been named Lockie.