Endangered lions born in Fota

The Wildlife Park on Fota Island has announced the birth of four endangered lion cubs.

The gender of the four lion cubs, born to mother Gira and father Shanto, is yet to be determined and they are unnamed but Fota Wildlife Park is looking for the public to help name the newest additions to the Lion population.  The winning names will each be rewarded with a year-long pass.

There was a rare 5 cubs born in the litter but one, unfortunately, was stillborn.

Be a part of Fota Island history by entering a name suggestion for the new cubs here.

Is Ed Sheeran staying in Fota Island?

There are rumours of sightings but nobody seems to be able to produce photographic evidence.

Strong rumours emerged of Ed Sheeran being seen arriving at Fota Island Resort following the debut concert of his European tour at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Friday night. However the exact accommodation of the star is being kept a closely guarded secret.

Fota Island resort’s official response seems to be “no comment” adding fuel to the rumour mill but as one competitor said, that doesn’t mean he’s there, it just means they like the publicity the rumour has generated.

Unlike Michael Jackson’s well publicised stay at the old Jury’s Hotel in the city in 1988, it seems we’ll have to wait until he’s well and truly moved on before we know if he paid a visit to our beautiful island.

Business Woman of the Year Awards 2018 to Take Place at Fota

Fota Island with play host to this Year’s Network Cork Business Women of the Year Awards on Friday May 11 2018.

Network Cork winners will  go forward to compete at the Network Ireland National Business Awards which celebrate the excellence, professionalism, vision and leadership of members.  There are 6 categories in total and members can enter one category. This year, members were also allowed to additionally enter their business in the separate technology category ‘Best Use of Digital in your Business‘.

Tickets for the event can be booked on https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/network-cork-business-woman-of-the-year-awards-2018-tickets-45120634031

The event will take place on the Island’s very own, and Cork’s best hotel, Fota Island Resort.

We wish the organisers, participants and winners the very best for a great night on Fota Island!!



Fota Island Resort in Top 3 Family Hotels in Ireland

The Irish Independent recently conducted a survey amongst their readers to choose the top 10 family hotels in the country. No surprise that our very own Fota Island Resort was ranked among the top 3 and the very best outside Wexford (who would want to go to Wexford anyway, when you could be in Cork 😉 )


The survey asked readers where they believed the service went above and beyond for their family visitors. Congrats to the team at the Fota Island Resort for making the top 3 and here’s to being ranked number 1 next year!!
The full list of the top 10 is here:

Irish Independent Reader Travel Awards

  1. Amber Springs, Gorey, Co Wexford
  2. Kelly’s Hotel, Rosslare, Co Wexford
  3. Fota Island Resort, Co Cork
  4. Fitzgerald’s Woodlands, Adare, Co Limerick
  5. Quality Hotel, Clonakilty, Co Cork
  6. Newpark Hotel, Co Kilkenny
  7. Parknasilla, Sneem, Co Kerry
  8. Kenmare Bay Hotel, Kenmare, Co Kerry
  9. Hodson Bay Hotel, Co Roscommon
  10. Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa, Co Cork
See other categories of awards here:  https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/awards/

Irish Squad in Fota

The state of the art training facilities at Fota Island Resort will be home to a 3 day training camp for a selection of players from Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland squad from tomorrow May 23rd. With just a few weeks to go to the vital World Cup qualifier against Austria at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, preparations will kick off at Fota.

The sessions are closed to the public and media but it is a huge testament to the quality of the facilities at Fota that O’Neill has chosen to return to the venue following the week long, successful preparations at the venue for the Euros in 2016.

Fota Island Resort to host Wonderware Ireland conference

Fota Island Resort will be hosting a specially organised conference for one of the country’s leading industrial software providers, Wonderware Ireland. The event is scheduled to take place on the 29th March 2017.

The event which forms part of the Next Generation Roadshow will allow manufacturers and system integrators to have an exclusive look at the Wonderware Ireland’s latest innovations and developments.

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