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CARE

WE WANT TO IMPROVE THE WELFARE OF THE IRISH DONKEY

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WE WANT TO CREATE AWARENESS FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL ANIMAL

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WE WANT TO IMPROVE THE STATUS OF THE IRISH DONKEY

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Latest News, Events & Stories

11 Unique Donkey Breeds from helpfulhorsehints.com

11 Unique Donkey Breeds from helpfulhorsehints.com

Donkeys are not stubborn!

Photo of the Month

RDS Winners Rosette

IDS Winners at 2020 Virtual Online Shows

Kinedale Donkeys’ Latest Arrivals

Kinedale Donkeys’ Latest Arrivals

Meet Some Of Our New & Existing Members!

An Ode to Balmoral

An Ode to Balmoral – a poem by Becky Figueira

Donkey rescued after being found with ‘deep’ wound and tied up in south Dublin field

A Christmas message from our Chairman The Rev. Alastair Graham to all

Christmas ’20 stories & photos from Kinedale Donkeys

Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club – Donkey and Sheep – Grass Court Maintenance in the 1890s

British Horse Society: Changes to insurance policies as a result of the UK leaving the EU

New Guide Puts the Spotlight on Donkey Hoof Care and Lameness

Our Latest Photos

My Dublin Horse Show, Noel Mullins – featuring the IDS Donkey Parade

Looking out for our Donkeys – Michael Slavin

Increase in abandoned donkeys due to Covid crisis

IDS Members Professor Michael & Juliet Stephens with Miss April featured in the Panorama magazine

Equine therapy home visits ‘a joy’ for children in Dublin

The Irish Donkey Society Show Director/ Amanda Wallace & Family of Kinedale goes Virtual at the Cork Summer Show

Co Down little-donkey therapy story was balm for the soul



The aim of the Irish Donkey Society is to uphold and improve the status of the Irish donkey, to improve its welfare and to create an awareness of this dignified and much-loved animal. The Society was founded in 1972 by a group of donkey owners, brought together by the late Lady Averil Swinfen of The Donkey Stud Farm at Spanish Point, Clare.