Owned by the Barry (later Smith-Barry) family for nearly 800 years, it became their residence when their hunting lodge was transformed into Fota House (No 8). Today, it is also home to Fota Wildlife Park and the Fota Island Resort & Golf Club.
Designed by internationally respected Spa designer Dr. Christian Jost, the Fota Island Spa brings to the resort a truly unique and distinctive offering.
Immerse yourself in the charms of this elegant Regency House- home to the Smith Barrys for centuries. Fota House was redesigned in the 1820′s by John ‘The Magnificent’ Smith Barry as a splendid setting for his sumptuous entertainments.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland, the Park allows visitors get up close to some of the world’s most incredible animals. Fota Wildlife Park is set on 70 acres on the scenic Fota Island in the heart of Cork Harbour only 15 minutes from Cork City.