New Café and Spring Events as Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens opens for 2018 season

New Café and Spring Events as Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens opens for 2018 season

Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens will open again for the season on Saturday March 24th with a weekend of activity for everyone. “Come and spend some time with us at our beautiful Regency house, take in the gardens in the spring sunshine and enjoy our special garden trails for all the family. We also have a variety of house trails for children,” says Victoria Tammadge, Fota House’s General Manager.

“We are thrilled to announce that Bakestone, one of Cork’s best eateries, will be launching their new café at Fota House. Bakestone share our passion for offering visitors locally sourced produce and the best of each season, and they will be serving produce from the Victorian Working Garden here at Fota House”, she continues. Bakestone will be serving up a wide variety of fabulous eats every day and promise some exciting food events to come! Visit Bakestone.ie to discover more.

Fota House will be hosting an exciting programme of fantastic family events throughout the year, kicking off with the Easter Nature Trail on 30 th and 31 st March and the ever popular Spring Plant Fair on 22 nd April. “Our goal here at Fota House, Arboretum and Gardens – part of Ireland’s Ancient East – is to continue to bring the property to life and share it with all our visitors; keeping the heart of the property beating is what’s it’s all about!”

Fota House operates guided tours from 10:00 – 17:00 daily (including Sundays and bank holidays). The award winning Victorian Working Garden at the rear of the property is also well worth a visit. Manned mainly by Fota volunteers, it is open Monday – Friday, 10:30 to 15:00 and 13:00 to 16:00 on Sundays, perfect for an after lunch stroll. Since 2007, Fota House is owned and managed by the Irish Heritage Trust, an independent charity, and all proceeds are invested back into the upkeep and restoration of the property.

For details on all our events or to book, visit us at www.fotahouse.com

 

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Summer Fun at Fota House

Summer Fun at Fota House

Summer Fun at Fota House

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  • Wild Air Run

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Fota House & Gardens are delighted to welcome a new event to the property, the Wild Air Run.

The only event of its kind in Cork, the Wild Air Run will take place in front of Fota House for three days on the 8th, 9th and 10th of July.

Wild Air Run is an incredibly fun and exciting 5k for all ages (7+) and fitness levels.

The course is made up of 10 larger than life obstacles which you can battle your way through. May the best Wild Air Runner win!

Book your ticket here from the Wild Air Run website, as tickets are selling fast!


  • Chapterhouse Theatre Company

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Fota House are excited to welcome back the Chapterhouse Theatre Company who promise an enchanting and unmissable evening of theatre under the stars.

The line-up includes:

Wuthering Heights, Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles and The Railway Children.

This year Chapterhouse will present three stunning open-air adaptations of classic novels and some of literature’s most treasured stories to theatre-goers at the magical surroundings at Fota.

Book online  


  • Fota House Tours 

Fota House tours run four times daily, seven days a week and the Café at Fota is always serving up some delicious eats – pop in and see us soon!

House Tour Times:

11 am

12:30 pm

2 pm

3:30 pm

Adults: €8, Students/Seniors: €6, Children: €3

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Fota House 2016 Events

Fota House 2016 Events

Fota House Newsletter 

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The Staff at Fota are delighted to be back into our open season here at Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens, with so much to look forward to over the coming months – musical events in May and June, outdoor theatre in July and August, Heritage week, the re-launch of the Fota House Summer Fete… but most importantly, read on about Fota Plant & Garden Fair, which will be attracting everyone with green fingers this Sunday!

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“Our House tours run four times daily, seven days a week and the Café at Fota is once more serving up delicious eats – pop in and see us soon! Your support helps the Irish Heritage trust to continue restoring this gorgeous period property for all to share in and enjoy.”


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 Fota House Plant and Garden Fair

  • Sunday 17th April 2016 at Fota House and Gardens

On Sunday week, Fota House and Gardens will host its annual “Fota House Plant and Garden Fair”. This is now recognised as the biggest Plant and Garden Fair outside the Dublin area and will again be held in the new Car Park of Fota House.

It is expected that approximately eighty specialist nurseries will attend and provide an opportunity for visitors to purchase unusual and special plants, including rare Trees, Shrubs, Alpine, Herbaceous and Water Plants etc. at reasonable prices. Retailers providing Garden Furniture, Pots, Sculptures, Ornaments and Tools will also attend, thus enabling people to buy everything they need for their Gardens. A competition for most attractive stand will also be held which has been won in previous years by Hillside Nurseries, Deelish Garden Centre, Rare Plants Ireland, Future Forests and Sarah Largue.

The Fair will run from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and catering facilities will be available in Fota House and on site throughout the day.

There will also be an opportunity for those attending to walk around the beautiful Gardens and Arboretum at Fota and to visit Fota House and see the collection of paintings which represents the third most significant public collection of Irish art in the State. Tours of the newly reconstructed Frameyard will also take place during the day.

For all those with an interest in Gardening, this is an event not to be missed. Volunteers from Fota House and from the Friends of Marymount Hospice will assist with the running of the Fair and a substantial donation will be given to this very worthy charity.


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Weddings at Fota

Whether it’s a civil marriage or partnership, a blessing or a distinctive setting for your photographs you can share in the renowned Fota tradition of the wedding.

Over the decades visitors and guests to Fota House have become captivated by its timeless and romantic atmosphere. The house boasts stunning Regency architecture and décor, exquisite gardens, fanfares of blossom and beautifully appointed surroundings.

Our experienced wedding team will ensure you have a joyful day at Fota House Arboretum & Gardens. To discuss a range of options tailored exclusively for your event please contact our wedding co-ordinator


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Fota House Plant and Garden Fair 2016

Fota House Plant and Garden Fair 2016

Sunday 17th April 2016 at Fota House and Gardens


On Sunday, 17th April 2016, Fota House and Gardens will host its annual “Fota House Plant and Garden Fair”.  This is now recognised as the biggest Plant and Garden Fair outside the Dublin area and will again be held in the new Car Park of Fota House.

It is expected that approximately eighty specialist nurseries will attend and provide an opportunity for visitors to purchase unusual and special plants, including rare Trees, Shrubs, Alpine, Herbaceous and Water Plants etc. at reasonable prices.  Retailers providing Garden Furniture, Pots, Sculptures, Ornaments and Tools will also attend, thus enabling people to buy everything they need for their Gardens. A competition for most attractive stand will also be held which has been won in previous years by Hillside Nurseries, Deelish Garden Centre, Rare Plants Ireland, Future Forests and Sarah Largue.

The Fair will run from 11.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. and catering facilities will be available in Fota House and on site throughout the day.

There will also be an opportunity for those attending to walk around the beautiful Gardens and Arboretum at Fota and to visit Fota House and see the collection of paintings which represents the third most significant public collection of Irish art in the State.  Tours of the newly reconstructed Frameyard will also take place during the day.

For all those with an interest in Gardening, this is an event not to be missed. Volunteers from Fota House and from the Friends of Marymount Hospice will assist with the running of the Fair and a substantial donation will be given to this very worthy charity.


 

Admission:  €8.00

For further information contact Margaret Martin 021 4815543

email: margaret@irishheritagetrust.ie

The Hilliard Darby High School Choir at Fota House

The Hilliard Darby High School Choir at Fota House

The Hilliard Darby High School Choir

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On Sunday, March 20th, Fota House will welcome the Hilliard Darby High School Choir

to sing in the Long Gallery of Fota House.


The Hilliard Darby High School draws its students from Hilliard, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. There are nearly 1400 on the school ‘roll’. The MUSIC DEPARTMENT is very strong, with 250 students taking part in the School’s various choirs – e.g. the concert choir, and several men’s and women’s choruses. The SYMPHONIC CHOIR is the foremost of these choirs: they rehearse daily throughout the year so as to perform concerts throughout Ohio and in other parts of the USA, under their highly experienced musical director Dr. Michael Martin. The choir has toured three times in England, also at the Pearl Harbor War Memorial, and at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. During the Choir’s tours of England they have performed variously at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, and at Salisbury and Worcester Cathedrals.

Dr. Martin has been Director of Choral Activities at the school for nearly twenty years: he has BA and MA degrees and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the Ohio State University.  He has toured with Hilliard Darby and other ensembles in many European countries.   He is also a noted composer.

The 2016 tour, the first of the choir to Ireland, visits the Rock of Cashel, then Cork –, where the highlight of their visit will be a joint concert at Fota House, with the Carrigaline Choral Group on the evening of Sunday March 20th..

The Choir then head for Killarney, with a concert at St Mary’s Church of Ireland Church – and on to Dublin, for the concert at the Abbey Church on the evening of Wednesday March 23, and a recital at St Patrick’s Cathedral the following day at 1 pm. They are very excited about the tour of Ireland, and they are looking forward especially to these concerts.


 

Event Details:

Sunday, 20th March  8.00pm 

Tickets: €20.00

Pre Booking advisable

Book online at www.fotahouse.com or telephone Fota House: Tel: 021 4815543 for further information.

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