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The Donkey Sanctuary

#1 of 16 things to do in Mallow Features Animals
Liscarroll, Mallow, Ireland
+353 22 48398
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Heart warming and rewarding experience. I have to move soon and I am hoping that my donkey can be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom

There are so many things I loved about this place. First and foremost, the love and care given to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Liscarroll, Mallow, Ireland
+353 22 48398
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Heart warming and rewarding experience. I have to move soon and I am hoping that my donkey can be accommodated here in the near future. Obviously, I will donatetowardshisupkeep.

Thank jpcowlard
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many things I loved about this place. First and foremost, the love and care given to these beautiful animals is evident as soon as you arrive. The parking and admission is free, which is amazing when they easily could have charged. I...More

Thank K S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is just a fantastic day out for the entire family. The donkeys are so cute and friendly. The walkways around the sanctuary are extremely well kept and are very easy access for a buggy. The donkeys all have collars with their names on so...More

Thank EdelOG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good facility for looking after donkeys, very nice to walk round. Plenty of seating on their various walks. Decent size car park.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this place as it was founded by a friend's relative many years ago. Total paradise for the beautiful animals who looked very well cared for.

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our visit here. Animals are well taken care of. The younger donkeys put on quite a show, running around and playing with Each other. Really something to see. We made a donation, no charge to come but donations help to take care of the...More

1  Thank margie19652015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing! This sanctuary helps so many donkeys in need. We had a blast visiting all the donkeys and even adopted one for only $25! They look like they are taken care of very well. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

1  Thank Monica C
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Love this place. I've been here twice, and each time there's more to see. They are building, renovating, maintaining and adding to the walkways all the time. The staff are committed to these rescue donkeys, and to making it a very pleasurable experience for guests....More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

The place is serene and peaceful. The staff are very professional and obviously love what they do. Really enjoyed my trip with my 2 young kids.

Thank JamesGalvin15
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We were driving from Portlaoise to Cork and decided to visit The Donkey Sanctuary on the way. We had google maps directions which were definitely needed as there are no signs at all until we in the immediate vicinity of the sanctuary. I know it...More

1  Thank Beanie14
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Is the sanctuary far from Killavullen?
3 January 2017|
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Response from Eamonn M | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it's 29km if you go through Mallow and turn left for Liscarroll at the Hospital. When you come into Liscarroll turn right and it's about 400 from the village centre.
Hi! Has anyone been there and walked around after the gate closes? They say you can walk the grounds if you park outside of the gate.
31 August 2016|
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Response from Julie K | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure who this "they" is that you speak of but having visited the sanctuary on several occasions I can assure you that visitors would not be allowed to wander around after it closes at night. People might try hurt the... More
Can we get public transport from a hotel?
28 July 2016|
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Response from Susanna B | Reviewed this property |
The sanctuary is only just outside Liscarroll village, walkable distance from the village. No public transport directly to Liscarroll as far as I know. If your accommodation is nearby a taxi would be an option. Your hotel... More