A HANDSOME foal born at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland during the Covid-19 lockdown has been appropriately named ‘Lockie’.

Lockie was born on Easter Monday (Monday, April 13th last) at The Donkey Sanctuary Ireland’s Hannigans Farm in Liscarroll. His mum, Honeybee, was part of a rescue and came into the charity’s care already in foal, so staff were unable to tell exactly when she was due. When head of veterinary services, Laurence O’Sullivan, examined her on April 7th, he knew Honeybee would soon start producing milk and it would not be long until her foal arrived.