Fota Island Resort voted ‘website of the week’

The Cork Independent has voted Fota Island Resort as the ‘website of the week’. The website for the Cork hotel was rated across a number of categories.

The results were as follows:

  • Appearance: 5/5
  • User-friendliness: 4/5
  • Usefulness: 5/5
  • Rating: 14/15

Well done to fotaisland.ie.

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Conference possibilities of Fota Island Resort

When it comes to organizing events or booking conferences for a large group of people there are many contributing factors play a part in ones decision. Not only does one need a hotel that will offer top class facilities and accommodation in a prime location but also one that will offer that little something extra. Located only 15 minutes from Cork city, on Fota Island, a private island just off cork city which boasts a stately home and arboretum and a world famous wildlife park, lies Fota Island Golf Resort Hotel. This luxury 5 star Cork hotel is situated on scenic grounds with world class championship golf facilities and superb views. Inside a range of ultra modern facilities such as a spa and fitness centre, function rooms, top class restaurants and bars offer visitors well earned leisure options on their visit. Continue reading

Wedding Showcase Hits Fota

The well known Cork hotel Fota Island Resort, will act as the host for an upcoming Wedding Showcase which takes places on Sunday the 24th of February from 12-5pm.

Every aspect of the big day will be catered for by top suppliers including food, flowers, make up, jewellery, cars, photographers, honeymoon options and the all important dress! Continue reading

Sprinting and GAA stars ring in 2013 with a New Year’s Wedding

It was a match made in sporting heaven as this New Years Eve saw Irelands top sprinter Ailis McSweeney wed her boyfriend of eight years, Dublins football captain Bryan Cullen at a festive ceremony in the sprint stars native village of Carrigtwohill in countyCork.

The bride who wore a stunning lace-over-satin wedding dress and bridal bouquet of red “grand prix” roses kept her groom waiting at the altar for 20 minutes before arriving with her proud father Eamon. For his part Bryan waiting inside flanked by several members of the 2011 All-Ireland winning Dublin team in St Mary’s Church in Carrigtwohill was nonplussed as he wore a black suit with a white shirt and white tie.

Sporting stars of Irelands Olympic as well as GAA fields and further afield were in attendance to see two stars of both spheres marry in style in the little village in East Cork. Among the guests were GAA players Bernard and Alan Brogan, goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton, Barry Cahill, Paul Griffin and Denis Bastick, former Dublin player, Tomas Quinn, who read a prayer of the faithful, rugby player Conal Keane who was a groomsman and former Dubs manager Pat Gilroy. Also in attendance on the day was Olympic hurdler Derval O’Rourke along with her fiance and fellow Olympian, sailor Peter O’Leary. 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

Fota Island Golf Resort hosts the Bon Secours Annual Golf Classic

Whilst summer is over and we can now look back on what was an eventful summer so far and the many events around the east cork area. Back in July many well-known Irish sporting heroes were out in force in the Fota Island Golf Resort (Cork hotel) taking part in the Bon Secours Annual Golf Classic. The event, which was organised by the Golf Society at Bon Secours, was in aid of two great Cork causes, Cúnamh and Cork Cancer Research Centre and featured more than 150 golfers including Cork footballers Graham Canty, Daniel Goulding and Alan Quirke. 

Irish rugby legend Donal Lenihan and Cork GAA Doctor Con Murphy were also at hand in the golf classic which saw many sporting heroes from all playing field “link” up for their charity either Cúnamh and Cork Cancer Research Centre. Amongst the people there were Donna Roche, Stephen Sisk, Michael Griffin and Anthony McLoughlin from the Bon Secours Golf Society, as well Helen Gough from the charity Cúnamh, along with Helena Slattery and Laoise Cotter from Cork Cancer Research Centre, who all together hoped to raise €10,000 for both charities in aid of cancer research and cancer support services. Continue reading