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

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 1st, 1823

On this day, April 1st, 1823

Fota History Nuggets – Stories From Cork, Ireland and Beyond

On this day, April 1st, 1823, the Cork Crown Court sat to hear a case which “excited great interest and occupied several hours, not being closed ‘til 8 o’clock Continue reading

On this day, March 19th, 1915

On this day, March 19th, 1915

On this day, March 19th, 1915, Lord Barrymore and his family gathered for the funeral of his mother at the Church in Great Budworth, Cheshire. She was Lady de Tabley, a title she received on her second marriage. Continue reading

On this day, March 14th 1912

On this day, March 14th 1912

On this day, March 14th, 1912, shortly before our national holiday, Dorothy Smith Barry took part in the St Patrick’s Day Sale and Exhibition of the Royal Irish Industries Association in London. The event took place in Continue reading