The Magic of Santa and the Toy Prince

The Magic of Santa and the Toy Prince

Unlock the secret at Fota House this Christmas!

PLEASE NOTE, THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT AND WE CANNOT FACILITATE WALK IN TICKETS.

 

IMPORTANT EVENT NOTICE FOR MAGIC OF SANTA TODAY, SATURDAY 15TH DECEMBER:
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Christmas Carol Concert with Cappella Lyrica

Christmas Carol Concert with Cappella Lyrica

Fota House & Gardens welcomes Cappella Lyrica to our beautiful Drawing Room for our annual Christmas concert in December.

We are delighted to collaborate with this award winning choir for the first time,  showcasing highly accomplished students from the 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

NATURE IS THE BEST DESIGNER OF ALL

NATURE IS THE BEST DESIGNER OF ALL

When it comes to design and designers, Cork has plenty to offer. In Fota itself, we have a Richard Morrison designed house. The neo-Gothic Cathedral in nearby Cobh was designed by Pugin and Ashlin. More modern, award-winning designs like the UCC Glucksman Gallery came from O’Donnell + Tuomey. But everyday in Fota House and Gardens, in the Frameyard and the Orchard, we see that Nature is the best designer of all.

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Gardener’s House Restoration

Gardener’s House Restoration

The Gardener’s House at Fota is a significant part of the history of the property and had been lying derelict for a number of years. In 2017 we began to restore it thanks to generous support from the Department Continue reading