Upcoming Events

Carols by Candlelight

The ever popular Christmas celebration with The Carrigaline Choral Group returns to Fota House and Gardens to present a wonderful selection of Christmas Carols.


START DATE December 3, 2017 END DATE October 3, 2017 TIME 8pm PRICE 25

Cork Light Orchestra

Cork Light Orchestra

The Orchestra returns to Fota House, playing with a passion that communicates the versatility of their repertoire. Spanning two centuries of popular music, they had the audience dancing in the aisles last year!

Friday 17th November at 8pm.

Tickets 20 euro.

Booking Fee €1.95 applies


START DATE November 17, 2017 END DATE November 17, 2017 TIME 8.00pm PRICE 20

The Magic of Santa – A Victorian Christmas Experience

A delightful Victorian experience awaits you at Fota House this Christmas! In a traditional Dickens’ ’s tale, join Ebenezer Scrooge as he discovers the true meaning of Christmas on a magical tour through our beautiful Regency House. Meet the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and our jolly Cook. Before your visit with Santa Claus, enjoy some storytelling and children’s Christmas crafts and leave a wish on our special Wishing Tree!

Experience ‘The Magic of Santa’ at Fota House & Gardens this December for a wonderfully traditional Christmas treat for all the family. Every child will receive a gift from Santa Claus and there will be lots of seasonal photo opportunities throughout the house – so don’t forget to bring your camera!

‘The Magic of Santa’ runs Friday 08th – Sunday 10th and Friday 15th – Sunday 17th, Fridays from 5pm – 8pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12pm – 8pm.

The Café at Fota House will be open serving their full menu and Christmas nibbles, such as mince pies, mulled wine and hot drinks. You can even meet the Victorian shopkeepers for some sweet treats!


Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens is cared for by the Irish Heritage Trust, a not for profit charity. Your visit to ‘The Magic of Santa’ at Fota House & Gardens helps to keep this special place open for everyone.

START DATE December 8, 2017 END DATE December 17, 2017 TIME PRICE

Fright Walk at Fota House

Are you ready for a fright at Fota?!  Feeling brave?!!! Encounter all things creepy on our Halloween ‘Fright Walk’ through the Arboretum at Fota House this October, you never know what you’ll find in the gardens after dark!

Join us on the 26th and 27th of October from 5 – 9pm. Online Booking is essential via the Fota House website!

Fancy dress is optional and please come in suitable footwear!  A head torch or suitable hand held torch is required to access the route.

This is an outdoor event so please dress accordingly!

All children must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult, suitable for 7 years and up, parental discretion advised.

Tickets 10 EUR, Family Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) 35 EUR.

Groups of 10 or more – 10% Off


START DATE October 26, 2017 END DATE October 27, 2017 TIME 5pm - 9.30pm PRICE €10

A Unique Fashion Event

High Society of Midleton proudly present a Unique Fashion Event of Winter Elegance for the fuller figure in idyllic surroundings.

Pre Show Drinks Reception with Canapes
Raffle with Luxurious prizes
Glamorous Fashion Show of casual and stunning occasion wear


START DATE October 13, 2017 END DATE October 13, 2017 TIME 7.30pm PRICE 25 Euro

Conservation in Action with the Heritage Council

National Heritage Council logo

Painting conservator and restoration expert Justin Laffan joins us during National Heritage Week 2017 to breathe life back into a number of works from the Fota House collection.

Justin will be working at various times during Heritage week and you may catch a glimpse of the process on some of our House tours. Please note however, due to the nature of the conservation work, we cannot guarantee his presence on every tour.

Sincere thanks to the Heritage Council, who are funding this project.

START DATE END DATE TIME Ongoing PRICE Access only via guided House tour