The European Commission and Europa Nostra have awarded a 2015 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, considered Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field to Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens.
The team has been honoured for outstanding achievement in the category of education, training and awareness-raising.
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards are considered Europe’s most prestigious in the heritage field. The Fota project was awarded in the ’Awareness Raising’ category.
The Irish Heritage Trust acquired the Fota estate in 2008 and set about planning a schedule of restoration and conservation for the house and Frameyard with the help of teams of volunteers, staff and international experts.