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Seven foals rescued just in time

When we were alerted about a group of donkeys outdoors during a cold snap, we responded to help guarantee their well being.

In January, we received a call from a concerned member of the public about a group of donkeys in Kerry described as ‘underfed and miserable’. With a yellow
weather warning already in place for snow and ice, welfare adviser Ciara O’Kelly responded quickly.

Seven foals brought into our care

Coffee Morning Fundraisier

Event date: 
Saturday, 13 April, 2019 - 10:00 to 12:00
Hunter Moore Band Hall, Belfast Road, Newry, Co.Down
Event status: 
Places available

A Coffee Morning fundraiser will take place on Saturday 13th April at the Hunter Moore Band Hall, Belfast Road, Newry, Co.Down.
Why not pop in and support The Donkey Sanctuary if you are in the area? Thank you to everyone involved in organising this event to raise funds for The Donkey Sanctuary.

If you would like to hold a Coffee Morning in aid of The Donkey Sanctuary, please give us a call on 022 48398 for further information.

Coffee Morning in aid of The Donkey Sanctuary

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Event date: 
Thursday, 4 July, 2019 - 12:00 to 15:00
The Donkey Sanctuary, Knockardbane, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co.Cork P51 PH29
Event status: 
No booking required

Our annual Teddy Bears' Picnic is THE most popular event at The Donkey Sanctuary and this year, it takes place on Thursday July 4, 2019 at our Open Farm in Liscarroll. This eagerly awaited summer mid week event is not to be missed! Lots of fun and games guaranteed on the day.

Entry fee is €5 a child. Adults go free.


We can't wait for our annual Teddy Bears' Picnic!

Summer Fair with Fun Dog Show

Event date: 
Sunday, 19 May, 2019 - 12:00 to 16:00
The Donkey Sanctuary, Knockardbane, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co.Cork P51 PH29

Event date: Sunday May 19, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: Knockardbane Farm, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co Cork.
Admission: Admission is €2 per car.

On Sunday May 19, we will hold our annual Summer Fair at our Open Farm in Knockardbane, Liscarroll, Mallow, Co.Cork. The Fair will include a fun dog show, music, fun and games like Hook a Duck, Sweet Wheel of Fortune, Welly Throw Challenge, bouncy castles and lots more!

Summer Fair - Our ducks are in a row!

5km Fun Run/Walk in aid of The Donkey Sanctuary

Event date: 
Saturday, 27 April, 2019 - 10:30 to 14:00
Doneraile Wildlife Park, Doneraile, Co. Cork, P51 XR66
Event status: 
Places available

Come and join us in the picturesque and peaceful surrounds of Doneraile Wildlife Park in North Cork on Saturday 27th of April for a 5km fun run/walk!
Doneraile Wildlife Park is situated in the beautiful town of Doneraile 11km north east of Mallow.

The run/walk is open to all. Families welcome. If you would like to bring your dog, please ensure he/she is kept on a leash. Light refreshments available on the day.

Run for The Donkey Sanctuary

Tootsie, our beloved mule

It is with sadness we inform you that our wonderful 56 year old mule, Tootsie has passed away. Tootsie, who came to our sanctuary in 1992 was always a lively character who was first to the trough and took no nonsense from other donkeys and mules. In the past few years, Tootsie lived in our elderly donkey group at Hannigans Farm.

Tootsie the mule

Farm Supervisor x 2

The Donkey Sanctuary (Ireland) Ltd is a registered charity which has been protecting donkeys in Ireland for over 30 years. The charity has 4 farms and over 1800 donkeys in its care.

We have an exciting opportunity for 2 Farm Supervisors to join our busy Farms Team. You will supervise and manage the operational activities and people management on our farms under the guidance of the Farms Manager and deputise in his absence, when required.


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