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

Fandango Duo at Fota House

Fandango Duo at Fota House

We are delighted to welcome Fandango Duo in concert to Fota House. The duo, consisting of vastly experienced musicians David Keating and Colin McLean, are famed for bringing fun, energetic and soulful music to the concert platform.

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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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Painting restoration

Painting restoration

We are fortunate at Fota to have a beautiful collection of paintings and drawings and this collection is considered to be one of the finest collections of landscape painting outside the National Gallery of Ireland including works by William Ashford Continue reading

Library Dry Rot

Library Dry Rot

Over the last couple of years, we have been dealing with a case of dry rot in the Library at Fota House, which unfortunately is very common in historic houses.  We have worked to remove the contamination which involved Continue reading