Marketing Survey Competition Winners Announced

The winners of our recent Marketing Survey Competition are: 1st prize goes to Grace Grant - Ziani from Ennis, Co Clare who gets a conservation membership. 2nd Prize goes to Karen Skilington from Loughrea, Co Galway who gets a park membership. The five runner up prizes of family passes to the park go to: Wayne Dunne from Waterford City Sean O'Flynn from Cobh, Co Cork Sinead Milward from Fermoy Co Cork Joanna Morrissey from…

Superhero Fun Run proves to be a big hit

Over 200 people turned up bright and early on Saturday morning to take part in the very first superhero fun run at Fota Wildlife Park to raise funds for Our Ladys Childrens Hospital in Crumlin. Check out the pictures from the day below and remember if you want to dontae money to this great cause or help them with future fundraising events go to their website www.cmrf.org

Baby Red Panda is Looking for a Name

The little male cub who was born on the 8th of July is the first Red Panda born in the park since June 1993 making it one of the most significant births in the park this year. The birth came as a welcome surprise according to the park's Director Sean McKeown "the male red panda Bamboo who is 15 years old is one of the oldest red panda in Europe to breed, was due to go on retirement to the continent with the female Binthy who came from the…

Interview with Sean McKeown the Park’s Director

For some it's a dream job - going to work everyday in a place that the rest of us visit for fun on the weekend or during the holidays - but for Sean McKeown, Director of Fota Wildlife Park, it's a reality. Born in Monaghan, the Director of Ireland's sixth favourite tourist attraction (according to Failte Ireland) has had a circuitous and a self-confessed "accidental" route to Fota Wildlife Park. Image: Sean McKeown outside new building…

Congratulations to the 1st visitor to go through our new entrance

At 4pm today Sean McKeown the Director at Fota Wildlife Park welcomed the very 1st visitor through the new entrance of the park. Sinead O'Regan and her family from Belgooly were the first through the €4m entrance plaza and was handed a conservation membership worth €165 for being the first through the gates. Although this afternoon was a test run the new entrance is expected to be open to customers in the coming day's. The new entrance…

Competition: Win a Membership & Family Passes to the Park

We are giving away 7 prizes including a Conservation Membership, Park Membership and one of 5 family passes to the park. All you need to do is enter our online survey before the 31st of August. All you need to do is fill in our marketing survey and help the park inform people on the latest news and events in 2011.

CORK SPORTS STARS JOIN BRAVE GIRL TO LAUNCH SUPERHERO FUN RUN

Adelina Corigliano was joined at the park today by Cork Sports stars and the Cork Rose of Tralee Laura Mitchell to officially launch the first Superhero Fun Run Cork in aid of the Children's Cancer Fund at Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin. Munster Rugby Stars Tomas O'Leary & Denis Hurley were joined by Cork Hurlers Eoin Cadogan & Donal Og Cusack and Cork City FC players George O'Callaghan, Gavn Kavanagh & Eoghan Lougheed…

Lar Gibbon Born at Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park are delighted with the latest birth at the park, a little Lar Gibbon who was born at the end of June and can now be seen by the public with its mother Namphon out on their newly refurbished island. The lar gibbon, also known as the white-handed gibbon, lives in pairs in tree top territories in evergreen rainforests on the islands and mainland of Southeast Asia. The latest arrival which is yet to be named as the sex…

Let your Kids Go Wild at the Fota Wildlife Park Summer Camp

Fota Wildlife Park's Summer Camps promise to provide a unique and unforgettable time to all! Camps are taking place over 5 weeks during the months of July and August. Fota Wildlife Park's education department has been providing summer camps since 1995. Since their establishment, attendance figures have grown to over 450 participants over a six week period, making it one of the most popular summer camps in the Munster area! Our Summer…

FOTA WILDLIFE PARK VISITOR NUMBERS KEEP INCREASING

Fota Wildlife Park is delighted to announce that their visitor numbers are up 6% for the first half of 2010; this comes on the back of the latest Failte Ireland top 10 visitor attraction numbers which put the park up three places to 6th in 2009. With the majority of tourist attractions finding it hard over the last two year the news from Fota Wildlife Park is a positive one with the park increasing its overall number in 2009 by 16,000…