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The Donkey Sanctuary

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Liscarroll, Mallow, Ireland
+353 22 48398
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Feel Good Fun!

This is one of my favourite places to visit in Cork and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
callananclaire
via mobile
Excellent in every way

We visited with 2 toddlers and they loved it. There were plenty of donkies to see and the safety of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
rubylass
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cork
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“picnic area” (11 reviews)
“gift shop” (14 reviews)
“farm walk” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Liscarroll, Mallow, Ireland
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+353 22 48398
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"picnic area"
in 11 reviews
"gift shop"
in 14 reviews
"farm walk"
in 4 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 8 reviews
"animal lovers"
in 5 reviews
"great for kids"
in 7 reviews
"beautiful animals"
in 4 reviews
"all ages"
in 10 reviews
"lovely walk"
in 8 reviews
"great afternoon"
in 3 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 5 reviews
"friendly donkeys"
in 4 reviews
"donation"
in 26 reviews
"monkeys"
in 167 reviews
"adopt"
in 25 reviews
"rescued"
in 18 reviews
"paddock"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of my favourite places to visit in Cork and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It is impossible to leave this place without your spirit being lifted, it is the ultimate feel good day out! Today was sunny so we brought...More

Thank callananclaire
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank your for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback, delighted you enjoyed your visit. Please come an visit us again

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited with 2 toddlers and they loved it. There were plenty of donkies to see and the safety of the walkways meant the kids could walk around themselves without me worrying. We had the buggy just Incase little legs got tired and nearly all...More

Thank rubylass
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank your for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback, delighted you enjoyed your visit. Please come an visit us again

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This place just warms your heart. It’s a great cause and the animals are so well taken care of. It is a nice facility, well taken care of and the staff are helpful. We don’t have kids but still immensely enjoyed seeing the donkeys and...More

Thank Matt M
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your very generous rating Matt. 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...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what a fabulous, well run place, the surrounding are gorgeous and the animals are happy! spotlessly clean both for humans and donkeys, what a treat to pet so many adorable donkeys, heartbreaking to read their backstories though :( we fell in love with a gorgeous...More

3  Thank natashawhite09
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for your rating of 5 stars and adopting Jacksie he is a bit of a rogue.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a day out, packed a lunch and brought kids to this wonderful facility. Impressive working farm, clean and amazing surrounding. Hills and country side, we were blessed with a beautiful sunny day. Lovely walkways around the farm, donkeys obviously were at every corner to...More

Thank Owen P
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks very much Owen, for you review delighted you enjoyed the day its very beautiful here.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a beautiful place for donkeys to be rescued to. Beautiful park land to walk, sit, observe, pet, 'talk' to and see the donkeys here relaxing and enjoying their live after rescue. Such great work the people here do. Love donkeys more after our visit...More

1  Thank Niamh O
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you Niamh, for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback, delighted you enjoyed your visit. Please come an visit us again

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Loved our visit here at the weekend fantastic place to see how well the abandoned and forgotten Donkeys are loved and treated. Truly wonderful and its all about the welfare of the Donkeys and therefore very under commercialised. Beautiful walks to meet the donkeys and...More

Thank Saphire38
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Thank your for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback, delighted you enjoyed your visit. Please come an visit us again

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Ohhh what a great place. To see the great work that they do in rescuing donkeys and been able to provide them with such a great place to be able to live and enjoy their days. So happy to be enjoy this plsce. I have...More

Thank lazyfaceman
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your very generous rating. 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...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Worth a thousand visits, well organised facility for donkeys and they all looked so happy and relaxed, complete with a gift shop and adopt a donkey service, you could also donate to have plaques on benches, fences, trees, the farm walk was pleasant with scenic...More

Thank JohnChua1991
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi John, delighted you enjoyed your visit thank you for your very generous rating.

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

We visited last weekend. For anyone who was been before, you can just imagine how beautiful it was during this heatwave!! I have visited numerous times over the years and I can only say that it gets better and better. The sanctuary is so well...More

Thank Jackie J
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DonkeySanctuaryIRL, Manager at The Donkey Sanctuary, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank your for taking the time to provide such wonderful feedback, delighted you enjoyed your visit and thank you for adopting Lorcan he's such a cutie.

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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
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
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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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