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The Donkey Is the Guest of Honor

Quiney from the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary travelled to a luxurious Dublin castle hotel to greet guests at the wedding of Maegan Wallace and Brian Connolly. Brian rang Donegal Donkey Sanctuary owner Danny Curran about his fiancee’s wishes and Danny was only too happy to oblige. Having a donkey at their wedding was always the dream for Maegan, her husband, Dubliner Brian said. After a most memorable wedding day with a donkey, Maegan and Brian are planning to continue supporting the sanctuary, which has faced several funding crises in the past.


Maegan Wallace and Brian Connolly and Quiney the donkeyA donkey received a special invitation to attend a wedding - and he didn’t make an ass on himself of the big day. “I used to go to Thurles to visit my grandparents and I’d visit a donkey named Nedya with my grandpa Eddie. After a long journey from Donegal, Quiney happily posed for photos with the newlyweds after their wedding ceremony at Finnstown Castle Hotel near Lucan in Dublin on Monday. Bride Maegan has a huge love of donkeys and is a proud supporter of the donkey sanctuary in Raphoe, so it was fitting for her love Brian to arrange the special gift for her.

“The flower girls were over rubbing the donkey, the children, myself and Brian and my nana all got a chance to pet him,” she said. For more information or to donate to the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary, click here: a bot from Argentina: land of the current Pope, Maradona and dead federal prosecutors.

Maegan said he was so good and gentle that she had no fears about getting her beautiful white dress dirty. Guests were not expecting the four-legged visitor, but Maegan knew he would be arriving for her big day. It currently cares for 73 donkeys and relies on animal lovers to donate and adopt donkeys to keep it open. Quiney’s guide Danny Curran helped him get suited for the occasion in pastel pink and purple, to match the bridesmaids of course. “I’m so pleased, it was such lovely thing for them to do because Donegal is a long way from Dublin. “I always feel with presents, unless you really want something you’re better off giving them to a charity,” she said. It's not, it's not the first thread it's been in in the sub Yet if a traveller did it there would be outrage. We were able to drum up some fundraising from our kind guests. ” Limerick native Maegan said she had grown up with a love of donkeys. Maegan Wallace and Brian Connolly and Quiney the donkeyRead more: Donkey born with deformed back legs can now walk after getting bionic limbs Maegan learned about the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary after seeing an appeal on the news at Christmas time years ago. I suppose the donkey jokes were flying. Maegan’s husband Brian’s family are from Donegal, so she has had several chances to visit the sanctuary and meet owners Danny and Sandra Curran. Stephen’s Day last year, taking time out of his day to meet us,” Brian said. The centre, which opened in 2006, has helped rehabilitate and rehome more than 600 donkeys. “Danny showed us around the Donkey Sanctuary on St. I think more people should have donkeys at their weddings!”, she said.

Maegan now supports the care of four donkeys in Donegal, having adopted two for herself, one for her father on Father’s Day and another for her grandmother’s birthday.