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Due to Covid-19 restrictions access to the House & Cafe is suspended until further updates. The Arboretum & Gardens remain open to the public.

Opening Times

Fota House is open 7 days a week from March to September from 10am to 5pm, including Bank Holidays. In February & October / November, we are delighted to open at the weekends. Our restored Victorian Working Garden is open Monday to Friday 10.30am to 3pm and some Sundays from 1pm to 4pm but closes between October  – March. The house is closed from 1st December for our Christmas experience and throughout the month of January before reopening in February 15th 2020.

House Tours

House tours commence at 12:30 every day and the last tour departs at 3.30pm from March to September and at weekends in February and October / November as outlined above. Groups who are pre-booked may avail of weekday tours in in February and October / November. We kindly ask that visitors arrive at the Welcome Desk at least 10 minutes ahead of the tour time. During peak season, we recommend that visitors make a booking by telephone 021- 481 5543 to ensure they have a place for their tour.

Bakestone Cafe

Open 10am – 5pm between March – September and 11am – 4pm for February and October / November,

Other things to do at Fota

Throughout the year we run a programme of activities, courses and events in the house and gardens. Please see our events page for more information.

Thank you for your support!

Fota House is an Irish Heritage Trust Property – we are a registered charity and when you take a tour, make a purchase or attend an event here you are supporting the work of the Trust in conserving and bringing to life this special place for future generations.