An Enchanted Christmas at Fota House

An Enchanted Christmas at Fota House

Be part of something really special with your family this Christmas at Fota House.

Explore the charming, seasonally decorated rooms on your magical journey through the House. Along the way you will meet some enchanting and entertaining characters before your Continue reading

The Creepy Crawl at Fota

The Creepy Crawl at Fota

This October weekend and Halloween day,  join us for this fun, family, self-guided Halloween Ramble around Fota Arboretum and Victorian Working Garden.

Did you know that every Halloween the Fota Gardens play host to more than just the trees?!…. Continue reading

Fota Portraits in Black and White

Fota Portraits in Black and White

The Flower Room at Fota House is lit by the soft, diffused light through the windows and the delicate lamps within. Previously known as the Morning Room, it was where Dorothy Bell, a keen and knowledgeable gardener, prepared flower arrangements Continue reading

VISIT DOROTHY’S EASTER TRAIL!

VISIT DOROTHY’S EASTER TRAIL!

Join us for a breath of fresh air this Easter at one of Cork’s most idyllic locations, on Friday 19th and Sat 20th April.

The magnificent Arboretum is the setting for Dorothy’s Trail, which will bring the history Continue reading

John Smith Barry Returns Home to Fota House

John Smith Barry Returns Home to Fota House

The homecoming of the long-lost portrait of John ‘The Magnificent’ Smith Barry was celebrated this evening (Thursday 23rd August 2018) at Fota House.  The painting was jointly acquired by Fota House in collaboration with the Royal Cork Yacht Club Continue reading

Remembering John Charles Beswick

Remembering John Charles Beswick

Remembering John Charles Beswick: 5/10/1888 – 22/4/1917

A monument was unveiled last weekend commemorating 200 East Cork men who died in World War 1. This memorial was the culmination of three years of work by a group of local people. Continue reading