Fota House Opening Times

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

From the start of October, the house is open at weekends only.

We are closed for tours from November to January.

December we are open for our Christmas Experience only. To enquire about the Christmas Experience email:

House Tours

House tours commence at 12pm & 2pm, 7 days per week from March to September. An additional tour at 3.30pm is available in June, July & August.

We kindly ask visitors to arrive at the Welcome Desk at least 10 minutes before their tour. During peak season, we recommend that visitors book online, ahead of time or call on 021- 481 5543 to guarantee a place for their tour booking.

Fota Arboretum & Garden Opening Times

Our restored Victorian Working Garden is open Monday to Friday from 10.30am to 4:45pm and Saturday & Sunday from 12pm to 4:45pm.
It closes from the start of October until the beginning of March.

Fota House Cafe

The Café is currently closed due to ongoing works onsite. It is set to open May 2024.
A temporary takeaway coffee unit will be in operation from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30am to 5pm outside the main entrance.

Events and Things To Do

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

Fota is also surrounded by great attractions and wonderful towns and villages to explore along Cork’s coastline and Ireland’s Ancient East.

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