Bee Friends with Fota

Bee Friends with Fota

Help Buzzy Bee find his way home this August Bank Holiday weekend on this fun trail for all the family at Fota.

Explore our lovely wild meadow, the tall trees in the Arboretum (cared for by our friends in the Continue reading

Heritage Week at Fota

Heritage Week at Fota

This year we have a packed schedule of activities here at Fota so there is something for everyone! Pick a date and come along and join the fun. The year’s Heritage Week theme is Pastimes Past Times.

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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

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden

This summer, join young Mary Lennox on a journey of discovery as she is sent to her uncle’s house in the countryside, where mysteries and secrets lurk round every corner…

As she makes new friends and encounters magical creatures, Mary Continue reading

Fota House Summer Concert Series

Fota House Summer Concert Series

The third event in our summer programme has now been postponed. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ilse De Ziah’s cello recital will be rescheduled later in the season.

We look forward to welcoming Irish-Australian cellist and composer Ilse de Ziah 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