Donkeys Have Souls, Too is the season premiere of The Amazing Race 12.


Route Markers

Teams must fly to Shannon, Ireland. Upon arrival, teams must make their way by taxi to Rossaveal ferry port to Inishmore and find Teampall Bheanain. At the church, teams must sign up for one of three ferries departing in the morning at 8:00 am, 8:30 am, and 9:30 am. The first two ferries can only accommodate three teams, while the last ferry will carry five.

Teams must take the ferry back to Rossaveal and choose a marked car to receive their next clue.

Teams must drive themselves to Cleggan and find Cleggan Farm. Once there, teams must take a tandem bike to search for their next clue.

The team member assigned to perform this Roadblock would have to ride a high-wire bicycle across a windswept ravine suspended almost 200 ft above the North Atlantic, while their partner, sitting 8 ft below, is taken for the ride until reaching their next clue above the wire.

The Roadblock performers per team are underlined:

Teams must choose a donkey and fill each of its baskets with 15 pieces of peat. Then, they have to walk the donkey back to the entrance of the farm to receive their next clue.

Teams must drive themselve to Connemara Heritage & History Centre to check in.

For coming in first place, Azaria & Hendekea won a trip for two to the Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada, sponsored by Travelocity.


     First Place •      Eliminated     Last placer on a Non-Elimination Leg     Season winner •      Season 2nd place •      Season 3rd place • Used the Fast Forward Used the U-Turn Recipient of the U-Turn
S12 AzariaHendekea
 1st place 
Azaria & Hendekea
S12 KyntVyxsin
 2nd place 
Kynt & Vyxsin
Dating Goths
S12 TKRachel
 3rd place 
TK & Rachel
Newly Dating
S12 LorenaJason
 4th place 
Lorena & Jason
S12 NicolasDonald
 5th place 
Nicolas & Donald
S12 ShanaJennifer
 6th place 
Shana & Jennifer
S12 RonChristina
 7th place 
Ron & Christina
S12 KatePat
 8th place 
Kate & Pat
Married Ministers
S12 MariannaJulia
 9th place 
Marianna & Julia
S12 NathanJennifer
 10th place 
Nathan & Jennifer
S12 AriStaella
 11th place 
Ari & Staella
Best Friends


  • This episode marks the first time The Amazing Race visits the country of Ireland.
  • This episode's title is said by Christina.


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