Austin Donnelly Writes

Stories from years well spent around animals and nature

Ireland's Own Magazine monthly Animal Tales by vet Austin Donnelly series

In this series I have some animal stories to share from my childhood right through to current day. As I work on publishing a book crammed full of short stories from my work as a vet, I also share a few tasters of these in this magazine series.

Ireland's Own Magazine - monthly Animal Tale series  17 March - read part of the story - Peadar the postman 

A County Galway postman accidentally disturbes a nest of baby robbins. He goes on to hand raise them in his delivery van

Ireland's Own Magazine - monthly Animal Tale series  16th April Easter special- read part of The sheep farmers story

We meet some interesting characters, with enterprising sheep-farm business ideas and a novel fox deterrent system for their lambs.

Ireland's Own Magazine - monthly Animal Tale series 14th May - The 'Swany' story is introduced 
A very special Mute (white) swan hand-raised on our farm

Ireland's Own Magazine - monthly Animal Tale series 11th June  - The 'Mamo' story     When an old pet cow falls pregnant and delivers a beautiful bull calf, there's a bit of a whodunnit, as to the paternity.

Ireland's Own Magazine - monthly Animal Tale series 9th July  - Willow's Nest  - Brought home from a factory farm, Willow grows up free ranging around the home farm. With lots of horticulture underway and heavily pregnant, she delivers a huge suprise.

 Ireland's Own Magazine - monthly Animal Tale series 6th August - Poppy   The story of a rescue seal pup, rehab and release.

Ireland's Own Magazine - monthly Animal Tale series 10th September - Christie's Kites    More - after publication 

Ireland's Own Magazine - monthly Animal Tale series 22nd October  - Eileen & the dangling koala  More - after publication 
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red heeler

A beautiful Red Heeler (Australian Cattle Dog)

Feb 2019

A Blue Heeler 

puppy 

comes

to visit

Karratha

Western 

Australia

March 19