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The Donkey Sanctuary

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Liscarroll, Mallow, Ireland
+353 22 48398
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Paradise

We travelled from Wicklow to stay in Kerry for a few days, knowing we wanted to travel to see The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KaylaDes
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County Cork, Ireland
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Great place to visit with kids

This is a great place to bring the kids. The people working there are lovely, the scenery is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Aisling G
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Dublin, Ireland
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Travellers talk about
“picnic area” (13 reviews)
“gift shop” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
Liscarroll, Mallow, Ireland
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+353 22 48398
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"picnic area"
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"gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 8 reviews
"animal lovers"
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"great for kids"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
in 10 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 8 reviews
"love animals"
in 3 reviews
"great afternoon"
in 3 reviews
"friendly donkeys"
in 4 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 4 reviews
"donation"
in 27 reviews
"monkeys"
in 167 reviews
"adopt"
in 25 reviews
"rescued"
in 18 reviews
"sponsored"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We travelled from Wicklow to stay in Kerry for a few days, knowing we wanted to travel to see The Donkey Sanctuary, just because we love donkeys. We were blown away to see the whole setup they have and the obvious hard, constant work that...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great place to bring the kids. The people working there are lovely, the scenery is gorgeous and the donkeys are so gentle and sweet. Well done to everyone involved for giving these donkeys a second chance.

Thank Aisling G
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank your for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback, delighted you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it here. Had a lovely walk around the farm and my daughter aged 2.5 Donkeys are so friendly and also a lovely cat followed us all over the fields! Very clean will return. Keep up the good work

Thank Rodney A
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to let everyone know about your visit to The Donkey Sanctuary

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We thought we'd like to visit the donkeys and expected a paddock or two with nothing much more. We were amazed to find a visitor centre and to be able to walk along the paths to see the donkeys who were in beautifully fenced areas...More

1  Thank Keith C
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank your for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback, delighted you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent about 2 hours here it was really lovely.very kid friendly.theres a lovely walk all around the paddocks..with so many donkeys.My grandson aged 4 loved it,he could rub them and touch them.he was delighted.we sat and had a coffee/icecream when our walk was done.would...More

1  Thank sharon a
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Every donkey taken into the Sanctuary is guaranteed a life of loving care. For many it is the first time in their lives that they have felt loving hands and heard quiet voices. Great care is given to ensuring that each donkey has individual attention....More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

We were very fortunate to have had a beautiful sunny morning the day we visited. It's free to visit, although donations are welcome. The sanctuary is located out in the countryside, and it's a fabulous place for these donkeys to get their second chance. Our...More

Thank NorthMIMom
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

What a fun way to spend the afternoon. Being from boston who knew we would spend the whole afternoon watching them and then adopting one. It was awesome. As the driver over there it was easy to find and park.

Thank cjbrossi
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank your for such wonderful feedback, and for adopting one of our donkeys. Delighted you enjoyed your visit

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

A little hard to find but well worth. About 50 donkeys in several paddocks makes this a must visit. Such beautiful animals. We visited while it was raining so most animals were in their sheds but a few were out saying hello. Bring boots or...More

Thank generator5000
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank your for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback, delighted you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I love animal sanctuary’s anyway and the Donkey sanctuary hit a chord as they are such inoffensive creatures. Whoever heard of a donkey opening fire in an American school so One had to assume they are more intelligent than a lot of humans. Seriously though,...More

1  Thank Peter M
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank your for such wonderful feedback, delighted you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

How lovely to see heaps of rescued donkeys, living their days out in 'donkey heaven' ! Many / most of them have had horrible lives, but now their every need is attended to, and they get to hang out with friends .... what a great...More

Thank Almostgreynomad
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AvouDaWoopsie
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.
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VirginiaLee
30 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
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vintagelove822
27 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
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