Join the Irish Donkey Society

Why should you join the Irish Donkey Society (IDS)?

Its okay to be different

Have you ever said—”Ah look at that beautiful brown donkey in the field” – stop the car and see how easy it is to get him/her to come to be rubbed by you – ears pricked and see his body shiver as you pat him on the head and feel those huge big long ears !

There is something magical about this wonderful friendly member of the equine animal world. They come in all colours and sizes—they have a lovely bray when they want to say hallo to you ! They are a very sociable animal and make great pets and if well looked after, can live up to 40 years and are easy to care for.

At the end of World War 1, there were c. 280,000 working donkeys in Ireland—today, there are about 7,000 in the south of Ireland and about 3,000 in the North – only 10,000 left on this Island !

If YOU don’t do something about it now, they could be EXTINCT in Ireland in the next 50 years, other than a few in Dublin, Fota Island and Belfast Zoos.

HELP us by joining the IDS NOW for an annual family membership fee of €25 or just make a DONATION now.

What benefits will you get by joining the IDS?

  • You will help us to restore the dignity and place in the animal world of the donkey and mule.
  • Allow us to put on events where the skill, intelligence and fun of owning a donkey or mule can be shown and enjoyed.
  • Meet like minded people who have an appreciation for this loving animal.
  • You don’t have to own a donkey or mule to appreciate their lovely good nature-a lot of our members don’t own a donkey.
  • By joining the IDS – you are helping the IDS to preserve this animal from possible EXTINCTION in 50 years’ time!
  • Don’t Delay – Join Today by signing up online or via post – you will be able to pay securely by debit and credit card or via your PayPal account.

1. Online Membership Sign-up

Please fill in our online membership form below. Once you click on the “Next Step” button you will be brought to PayPal to pay the €25 annual family membership fee by Paypal/credit/debit card.

2. Postal Membership Sign-up

You can also join us by downloading our membership form here and following the details in it.

 Tel: 045 860072