The Donkey Sanctuary is nestled in the beautiful rolling countryside outside the tranquil village of Liscarroll in Co.Cork. Visitors are welcome to our Open Farm all year round. Home to 130 of our wonderful donkeys and mules, our Open Farm is the perfect place to visit to learn more about the work of The Donkey Sanctuary. While here, take the opportunity to explore our scenic walkways, while visiting the different groups of donkeys and mules around the sanctuary or enjoy a picnic in our secure picnic area.
- Monday-Friday, 9.00 am to 4.30 pm
- Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Visitor Information Centre
When you arrive at the sanctuary, a stop at the Visitor Information Centre is a must. Teas, coffees, ice creams and light snacks are all available to buy here as well as our donkey-related products. Our helpful staff will be delighted to answer any questions that you may have about donkeys or the sanctuary.
FREE Admission and FREE parking. As we are a charity, donations are very welcome. *We are open every day with the exception of Christmas Day. Dogs are very welcome to join you on your visit, although please ensure they are kept on a lead at all times.
- Please park in designated areas.
- We offer designated areas for disabled parking.
- Please do not leave dogs in hot cars (dogs are very welcome to join you on your visit).
Please note that the gates close promptly, but you are welcome to to walk around the Sanctuary if your car is parked outside the gates after the closing times.