You Can Help

We have a fantastic team of staff and volunteers who are passionate about protecting and bringing Fota back to life. There are a number of different ways you can support the work we do.


All of the income we raise from people visiting our properties, buying a gift or having a cup of tea is reinvested in the care, conservation and bringing Fota back to life.


Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do at Fota and they help to care for our collections, house and gardens. In 2015 their very special work at Fota Gardens was acknowledged with a prestigious European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra award in recognition of the Victorian Working Garden ‘as an example of practical public volunteer involvement in a heritage project.’

There are many different ways you can volunteer, from tour guiding to collection care, helping out at events, gardening, photography and blogging, for as much or as little time as you can afford. If you would like to help for an hour, a day, or even more please get in touch with our Volunteer  Co-Ordinator, Claire Kelliher on 021-481 5543 or by email

Learn more about our volunteering opportunities here.


In the continuing efforts to provide the necessary income stream for conservation and maintenance works, various events and offerings are organised at the House to realise funding. Fota is always seeking partnerships with individuals or firms to sponsor such events or exhibits. Contact should be made in the first instance to the General Manager, Bryan Murphy on 021-481 5543 or by email here.


As an independent charity, we count on support to protect and continue to bring back to life Fota House & Gardens for everyone to enjoy. This includes carrying out restoration work and ongoing repairs. There are a variety of interesting causes that you can support. See more here


We always like to work with like-minded organisations for sponsorship, or shared ownership and sharing information. If you think we can work together we would like to hear from you: