IDS Mission

On September 23rd, 1970 in an opening address to convene The Irish Donkey Society, Lady Averil Swinfen set out the aims of the Society:

  • To raise the status of the donkey in Ireland
  • To Improve the quality of breeding where necessary
  • To stamp out cruelty and ill treatment
  • To encourage the exchange of information and ideas among members
  • To formulate standards and rules for judging
  • To organise some form of registration

Our contemporary working of these noble aspirations is to uphold and improve the status and dignity of the donkey.