The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary is set in the beautiful rolling country side of County Cork just outside the village of Liscarroll near Mallow. The Donkey Sanctuary has taken in over 5,200 donkeys rescued from all parts of the country. You are very welcome to come and visit and meet all of the beautiful donkeys, foals and mules. There are stunning walkways to enjoy.

Tours can be arranged with advance notice. Tel. 353 0 22 48398

Admission and parking is free but donations are most welcome. The Sanctuary relies on the generosity of supporters to fund the work that they do for the donkeys.

Facilities At The Sanctuary"The Donkey Sanctuary"

During your visit to the Sanctuary, please drop into the Visitors’ Information Centre. If you are visiting with your family, or arranging to meet others at the Sanctuary, the centre also acts as a good central meeting point. In the Visitors’ Information Centre you can purchase all your donkey-related gifts as well as find out all about the Sanctuary. Also there for your enjoyment is a tea/coffee machine, picnic area as well as disabled access toilet with baby changing facilities.

A guide containing information about all the walks around the Sanctuary is available from the Visitors’ information Centre.

Adop A Donkey

Why not visit the Sanctuary with the family and adopt a donkey! You are invited to adopt one of our six donkeys for one year to help towards the costs of our charity. The adoption fee is €25 per year and you will receive details of the donkey you decide to adopt, together with a beautiful drawing, an adoption certificate and a twice-yearly report.

Family Fun Tips;-

  • Dogs are very welcome to join you on your visit, although please ensure they are kept on a lead at all times.
  • We recommend that you wash your hands after handling the donkeys, especially before eating.
  • Come prepared with wellingtons or appropriate footwear. Also bring rain gear/umbrella

The Donkey Sanctuary Opening Times

Open Monday-Friday 9:00. to 16:30

Open Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10:00 to 17:00

Directions To The Donkey Sanctuary

The Donkey Sanctuary is located just outside the village of Liscarroll near Mallow, Co. Cork.

When you arrive in Liscarroll, take the turning up past the castle and the Sanctuary is about 500 metres up that road on the right.


"The Donkey Sanctuary in Cork"