Full Museum Re-Accreditation for Fota House

Full Museum Re-Accreditation for Fota House

FOTA HOUSE RECOGNISED FOR HIGH STANDARDS IN MUSEUM MANAGEMENT WITH TOP NATIONAL AWARD FROM THE HERITAGE COUNCIL OF IRELAND

The Irish Heritage Trust is pleased to announce that Fota House has been awarded full Museum Re-Accreditation in recognition of its Continue reading

A Special Poem To Mark Poetry Day Ireland

A Special Poem To Mark Poetry Day Ireland

Today we’re joining the Poetry Day Ireland celebrations with some of Ireland’s beloved poets and writers as they share a favourite work. We are delighted that Cork Poet, Thomas McCarthy shares with us an unpublished poem of his through a Continue reading

Fota History Nuggets – Stories From Cork, Ireland and Beyond

On this day, April 14th, 1894, Dorothy Elizabeth Smith Barry was born at 20, Hill Street, the family’s London home.

Dorothy’s mother, Elizabeth Wadsworth Post, an American, was 43 and Continue reading
On this day, April 5th, 1894

On this day, April 5th, 1894

On this day, April 5th, 1894, an advertisement for Belvelly Bricks was published in the Cork Constitution newspaper. The advertisement read: “A large quantity of these excellent bricks now in Yard. Pressed and moulded bricks in different shapes, either Continue reading

On this day, April 4th, 1886

On this day, April 4th, 1886

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On this day, April 4th, 1886, Robert Raymond Smith Barry was born in London. His father was James Hugh Smith Barry, his mother Charlotte Cole.

When his uncle, Lord Barrymore died without a male heir in 1925, Continue reading