Visitor InformationFota House, Arboretum & Gardens is operated by the Irish Heritage Trust, an independent charity. By visiting Fota you are supporting the conservation of this special place and helping us continue to bring it back to life for future generations. For more information on tours, please telephone 021 481 5543.
Our guided house tour will take you on a journey through the grand décor of the principle rooms and behind the scenes to the exquisite boudoir and charming Victorian nursery. A special feature is our service wing, where you can see the working conditions of the cooks, butlers, footmen and maids who supported the lavish lifestyle of the gentry. House tours are available 7 days a week from March to September at 12:30, 14:00 and 15:30 and at weekends in February, October and November at the same times.NEW for 2019– We are open for weekends in February! Guided tours at the usual times will be available and our friends from Bakestone will have their caravan on site, serving delicious treats and hot drinks outside in the spring sunshine. (Please note, the inside café will be closed during this period.) The Fota shop and public toilets will be open in the House. For more information please call us on 021 4815543 or email Bryan Conlon by clicking here.