Walkways are now open: We are happy to announce that we have re-opened all walkways after a period of dry weather. However, as your safety remains our priority, we ask that you take extra care on steep inclines to reduce the risk of slipping.
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 over 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. When you are 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. Dogs are very welcome to join you on your visit, although please ensure they are kept on a lead at all times.
Visitors are welcome at our Open Farm on Wednesday to Sunday. Advanced ticket booking is essential. For more details about how you can plan your visit and book tickets please click here
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.
- Please park in designated areas.
- We offer designated areas for disabled parking.
- Please do not leave dogs in hot cars (dogs on leads are very welcome to join you on your visit).
Please note that the gates close promptly.