Opening Hours & Prices

The Long Gallery Gift Shop at Fota House is open 7 days a week from mid-March to September from 10.30am to 5pm each day, including Bank Holidays. Guided tours of the House are available at 12pm & 2pm with an additional tour at 3:30pm in July & August.

The house opens weekends only in October and is closed for tours from November to mid-March opening for our family Christmas Experience only in December.

Guided House Tours

House tours are available at 12pm & 2pm daily from Mid-March to September. In July & August an additional tour is available at 3:30pm. On the weekends from October 1st to October 27th tours are available at 12pm & 2pm.

We kindly ask that visitors arrive at the Welcome Desk located in the Long Gallery at least 10 minutes ahead of the tour time. During peak season, we recommend that visitors book their guided tour in advance of their visit.

Groups that are pre-booked may avail of private guided tours outside of our scheduled tour times. Please contact for further information

Fota Arboretum & Gardens Opening Times

The Arboretum is open every day throughout the year with the following times for the formal walled gardens:
April – September: Weekdays 8:30am to 4:45pm (closing at 3:45pm on Fridays) and 11am – 5pm at weekends. Closed at weekends only October to March. Trail Maps for Adults & Children are available to purchase in our Long Gallery Gift Shop.

Our beautifully restored Victorian Working Garden is open Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 5pm and Saturday & Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. It closes from the start of October until the beginning of March.

Café at Fota House

The Café in Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens is currently closed due to ongoing works onsite.
A temporary takeaway coffee unit will be in operation from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30am to 5pm outside the Long Gallery.
Fota Cafe

Events and Things To Do

Join us in the house and gardens for activities, courses, and events which form part of our packed programme throughout the year.

Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens is surrounded by great attractions and wonderful towns and villages, so be sure to explore this stretch of Cork’s coastline and Ireland’s Ancient East when you visit too.

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