We are saddened to hear about Moses passing away this week in Hannigan's farm, he has been a true favourite through the years. Moses came to The Donkey Sanctuary in June 2001 as a 14 year old gelding from a private home in Co Kilkenny, he had two permanent rope marks embedded on his neck indicating he was abused at some point in his life. His owner relinquished him to us as he felt he was dangerous to his cattle and to people.
Moses was very cross and did not like people very much when he arrived. The staff at the time, remember Moses kicking the door of his stable in an effort to get out. He was classed as one of the most dangerous donkeys ever to come into the Sanctuary. However, the staff here were having none of it and with a lot of gentle persuasion, love and hard work Moses started to trust people and became a firm favourite with all who got to know him.
It wasn’t long before Moses caught the eye of Eugene and travelled to many churches, schools, shows and events. His celebrity status was confirmed during his two weeks co-starring with Cillian Murphy in the 2006 Palme D’or winning film ‘The Wind That Shakes The Barley’. We personally think that Moses should have got that award!
You can sleep easy now Moses, you will be deeply missed by all.