Vote for Fota Island at the Europa Nostra awards

The Walled Garden at Fota House recently won an EU award for Cultural Heritage by Europa Nostra and is now also nominated for the Public Choice award.

You can vote to help bring this award to Fota:  http://vote.europanostra.org/

Voting closes on May 31st but don’t leave it that long please 🙂

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SchoolDays.ie competition offering Family Pass to Fota Imagine

The information resource for parents to support their children throughout their school days, SchoolDays.ie, are offering a fabulous Family Pass to Imagine at Fota Island Resort this Christmas.  This Christmas extravaganza promises to be a huge it with children and their parents once again following the huge success of a similar event entitled Fota Believe at the resort last year. The Family Pass offers 2 adults and 2 children the chance to experience this winter wonderland adjacent to the 5 Star Hotel in Cork throughout the festive season. To enter simply answer the short question at the SchoolDays.ie website at:

http://www.schooldays.ie/articles/Imagine-at-Fota-Island-Resort-Competition-2014

Derval O’Rourke RNLI Reindeer Run at Fota House

Three time Olympian, Derval O’Rourke, has joined forces with the RNLI, to help launch the RNLI Reindeer Run, which raises funds for the charity that saves lives at sea. The popular event encourages people to have fun while supporting the RNLI in their work. This year the Reindeer Run will take place at Fota House and Gardens on Sunday 23 November.

There will be a 1km Santa “Saunter” and 5km and 10km routes for both runners and walkers.

The Cork event at Fota House is followed a week later by the Dublin RNLI Reindeer Run which takes place in Marlay Park, Rathfarnham on Sunday 30th November.

 

Fota’s red panda cub seeks the public’s help

It has been an eventful summer on Fota Island with so much happening including the introduction of The Asian Sanctuary at the Wildlife Park and, of course, the hosting of the Irish Open at the neighbouring Fota Island Cork Golf Club. However, one of the more significant events which was slightly overlooked was the birth of a red panda cub almost 3 months ago. The cute little redhead has being spotted on numerous occasions around the park with its mother Bonnie since the birth and has become a firm favourite with visitors to the Wildlife Park, Fota House and the 5 star Cork hotel and golf resort.

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny visits Fota Island

Fota Island Resort is playing host to a weekend political “think in” for Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his party ahead of the resumption of the Dáil. Some of Ireland’s key government ministers and TD’s will be staying at one of the leading 5 star hotels in Ireland for their annual get together as they discuss and debate key issues before parliament recommences.

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