Fota Wildlife Park featured in Best Day Out in Ireland contest

With the summer months upon us, The Irish Times in partnership with Discover Ireland have been running an interesting contest entitled ‘Best Day Out in Ireland‘ to discover Ireland’s most popular attractions, leisure experiences and outdoor venues. The competition was open to all readers of The Irish Times and received almost 2,000 entries.

The criteria for inclusion covered the whole island of Ireland, both north and south, with ‘days out’ ranging heritage experiences, outdoor activities, galleries, museums plus lots more. The contest received a whole catalogue of interesting, unique and brilliant-sounding suggestions One of the readers’ 50 favourite destinations was County Cork’s very own Fota Wildlife Park, the near neighbour of Fota Island Resort. This is what one reader, Cian O’Connor, had to say about the Wildlife Park:

“A wonderful day out for both adults and kids. A beautiful walk in the sun or rain with all sorts of exotic creatures to keep everyone entertained. Easily accessible by rail or car, and – for those of us lucky enough to live locally – very reasonable prices with the season pass.”

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FREE Entry to Spike Island and Fort Mitchel

Cork County Council have revealed that there will no entry fee to Spike Island and Fort Mitchel this year. Visitors will only be charged for the ferry.

Ferry Schedule and information at time of publishing is as follows:

  • Price:  €8 per adult and €5 per child.
  • Additional ferry services will be available from April 14th (Sunday). Continue reading