Sick Cork Children to experience some Christmas Magic!

Young patients who attend Cork hospitals will experience some Christmas magic this week as they will be invited to visit Santa at the now unrecognisable Fota House, which has been transformed into a festive wonderland. Over 240 children are expected to experience the Christmas magic on Thursday, December 6th and Friday December 7th thanks to the Cork City Hospitals Children’s Club (CCHCC) volunteers.

The invitation has been sent to children from Cork University Hospital, The Mercy University Hospital, Cork Deaf Association, Edel House and St. Gabriels who will be transported to Fota house in various fancy cars including limousines and mini coopers by local gardaí, the Cork City Fire Brigade and of course the army. Continue reading


Colin McLean to perform in Fota, Cork

Classical guitarist Colin McLean will play at the Fota Island Resort hotel in Cork on Friday the 14th of December between 3pm and 5pm.

This is just another great act that has been added to the bill at the popular Cork hotel. From the 20th to the 24 of December,  Continue reading

Santa Claus is coming to town!

From Thursday, December 13th  to Friday December 21st,  “The Magic of Santa Claus at Fota House” will take place. Half of the proceeds will be donated to the St Vincent de Paul in Carrigtwohill and the other half will go to the house.

The cost of the ticket is €15 per child which includes a very special gift from Santa Claus himself. The ticket also includes admission for up to two accompanying adults. Continue reading

Government funding for new facility a welcome boost for Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park’s plans for a new indoor visitor and attraction and conservation centre facility received a major boost with Minister for Environment Phil Hogan on behalf of the Government granting them 200,000 euro. This funding awarded by Rural Development Programme and provided under the Encouragement of Tourism Activities scheme will be about a third of the projected 670,000 euros needed to setup the new facility.

The new indoor visitor and attraction and conservation centre facility is setup to help counterbalance the drop in visitor number to the wildlife park, based in Fota Island, caused by increased bad weather experienced these past few summers.  The new extension will also aid the park’s conservation work, helping to create additional learning opportunities for the public while providing an indoor viewing and entertainment area for tourists. Continue reading