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 PRHA, Robert Carver, Jonathan Fisher and Thomas Roberts.
During the summers of 2017 and 2018 thanks to support from the Heritage Council, we worked on the restoration of eight paintings from the Fota House Collection. Justin Laffan, painting conservator, spent a number of weeks restoring these paintings following best practice conservation guidelines.
We received a very positive response from visitors to the House who were welcome to see this fascinating process and enjoyed experiencing restoration in action.
There is still more work to do on the rest of the collection of paintings at Fota and we would welcome your support, no matter how small.If you would like to donate to this project please click on the button below. More information will follow in the coming months.