The Donkey Sanctuary, Province of Munster, Ireland

5.0 (290 reviews) Spent Ranking #1 in County Cork Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos • Educational sites

Donkey Love

Our second time to visit the lovely donkey sanctuary and once again we adopted a donkey. Lovely feeling about this place, it's just full of love and we always feel so appreciated for being there. Beautiful walks. No admittance fee, but the donkeys will melt your heart and you'll want to adopt or at least buy souvenirs from the gift shop


Liscarroll, Mallow, Ireland.


+353 22 48398



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5.0 based on (290 reviews)



  • 5likestotravel529 5:00 PM Jul 2, 2021
    The Day The Donkeys Were Met With
    A sunny days July trip down the little backroads of Cork. The first day back open for the sanctuary. I obtained tickets which were free through eventbrite to celebrate the re-opening of farm We were greeted on entry by lady with clipboard who gave us advice directions and safety protocol rules, including not to feed the Donkeys. The walk is a loop that takes you up around and out again. We saw around 90 Donkeys during our visit. Some with names added to colours to title your favourite. Of course they all have their different personalities with no 2 being the same. At the end you will enter the gift shop where there is the option to adapt a donkey. We duly obliged - adapting the affable and friendly "lorcan" whilst also purchasing a suitable priced, though suitably stuffed toy, created with longevity in mind. A great Saturday had by all and tge memories will live long, with helpful chatty and friendly staff through the sanctuary.

  • 5TwinmaAF 5:00 PM Jun 27, 2022
    Visit - it's a delightful experience!
    If you like Donkeys, this is the place for you! I absolutely loved it. Entry is free, but you can (and you should!) make a donation towards the expensive care given to these gorgeous animals. The shop also sells donkey-themed gift items at very reasonable prices. And if you wish, you can adopt a donkey. The grounds are laid out so that you can do as much or as little walking as you choose, and the donkeys are in fields spread over a fairly large area. Some will come over for a little pet, while others are busy doing their own thing. The slightly older ones - Ducky, Dusty and Brenda were very friendly. I'm looking forward to visiting again!