Jedward meet Bosco in Fota

Irish pop sensations Jedward met Ireland’s favourite puppet Bosco at Fota Wildlife Park today as part of a promotional tour for their end of month concerts in Cork & Limerick. The twins were on their very first visit to Cork’s biggest tourist attraction and were greeted on arrival by hundreds of screaming fans. The pair first got to see the popular cheetah run where they witnessed them running at high speed inside Sean McKeowns…

West Ham Go Wild in Fota

The Park's Head Warden Willie Duffy showed the players the giraffes, zebra and ostriches before the squad headed to the cheetah enclosure to watch the cheetah run. Many of the players marvelled at the speed shown by the cheetahs, suggesting they would give winger Matt Jarvis a run for his money, while Mark Noble suggested the giraffes would give team-mates Andy Carroll and James Collins a hard time in an aerial duel! The West Ham…

Silent Disco Fri 28th June

On the 28th of June from 7pm to 10pm, it will be time to get your dancing shoes on and have a fun night out at Fota Wildlife Park where families will be putting on headphones and dancing to the sounds of our very special guest djs, KC from TodayFM and Stevie G from RedFM.  …

Pictures from our 30th Birthday Party

Our Birthday cake which was made by "A Touch of Magic" Director of Fota Wildlife Park, Sean McKeown cutting the cake with Larry the Lemur Danger Boy performing in the marquee Danger Boy performing in the marquee Hakuna Matata performing in the marquee Hakuna Matata performing in the marquee Hakuna Matata performing in the marquee 96fm broadcasting live from the park (Ken Perrott & Emmett Kennedy)…

Tie Card Craft

For Father's day in the Activities Marquee we made card ties, you don't have to wait for next year's Father's day if you missed out though, they are perfect for dads or brothers.  If you missed it and would like to make it at home you'll need some card (empty cereal box will do perfectly) some wool or elastic  a hole punch glue crayons scissors   First draw and cut out a tie shape out of a…

Fota Wildlife Park’s 30th Birthday Party

30th Birthday Party Line Up 10.30am – 6pm 1— Birthday Cake At the Big Marquee at 3pm, Larry the Lemur & Friends from Fota Wildlife Park will be bringing out a very special birthday cake to celebrate 30 amazing years of Irelands Wildest Attraction. Make sure you're there to join in the party! 2— Cork’s 96fm Emmet Kennedy and Ken Perrott from Cork’s 96fm will be broadcasting live from the park from 2pm – 6pm outside…

Jelly Fish Craft

Last weekend in the Activities Marquee our Jellyfish craft proved very popular with our young visitors to the park. They are super easy to make and the younger children love watching them fly around in the breeze. If you missed it and would like to make it at home you'll need   some card (empty cereal box will do perfectly)  tissue paper  some string or wool  a hole punch  glue…

America wakes up to Fota Wildlife Park

On Monday June 3rd Fota Wildlife Park appeared on the very popular US TV Show "Good Morning America" as part of their play of the day segment. The show which is watched by nearly 6 million Americans daily played a video which was posted by Fota Wildlife Park after the recent Cheetah Run 4 mile road race organised by Eagle AC. The video which is only 39 seconds long shows how open and natural the park is when Ostriches and Zebra start running…

30th Anniversary Carnival

Come celebrate our 30th Birthday with us this summer! The Midsummer Fiesta is a fundraising night for the parks future plans, with a Latin twist. It takes place on Saturday 22nd June from 7.30pm til late. There will be a special Latino themed BBQ and entertainment by Manu & His Latino House, salsa dancers, fire jugglers, stilt walkers, magician to the stars Liam Sheehan, and lots more...... It will finish in style with a special…

Cheetah Run 4 Mile Race 2013

Congratulations to Ben Thistlewood from Leevale AC (Pictured Below) & Ann Marie Holland (Pictured Below) from St Finbarrs AC who won the 5th annual Cheetah Run 4 mile Road race last night in a time of 19:42 and 24.08 respectively. Ben was one of over 700 runners out of 850 registered who ran on what began as a very wet evening but cleared up as the race started. The Cheetah Run 4 Mile Road Race is one of the most popular night time…