Fota Wildlife Park Celebrate Winning 2 Eircom Spider Awards with Launch of iPhone App

Staff at Fota Wildlife Park in Cork this week were celebrating the arrival of two spiders, however these were not of the animal kind instead it was for best tourism and overall website at the annual Eircom Spider Awards. The Eircom Spiders Awards are an annual event honouring Irish individuals and organisations for their outstanding achievements online and celebrating the successes of the Irish internet and digital media. This year…

Would You Like To See Fota WIldlife Park in The Dark?

To celebrate Halloween, Fota Wildlife Park are putting on a very special night time train tour of the park. The tour will give you an opportunity to see what the animals get up to when everyone is gone and of coarse there will be one or two suprises along the way to get everyone in the SPOOKY mood. This special event is open only to members of the park as it is very limited. Times of Tours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday October 29th -…

VOTE FOR US AT THE MATERNITY & INFANT AWARDS

Following a record-breaking 20,000 votes received from parents and families throughout Ireland, Fota Wildlife Park has been shortlisted under Most Family-Friendly Day Out of the Year category for this year's maternity & infant Awards. The park now automatically goes forward as a finalist to the national event, which will be held on 12th November next, at the Shelbourne Hotel, Dublin, where winners will be announced for both our product and…

Halloween Activity Days 2010

We are delighted to announce that our annual Halloween Activity Camp is back on October 27,28 & 29th and it will be the first camp in our new education centre. The camp is priced at €25 for one day or €68 for three days. Contact the Education centre on 0214812678 ext 206 to book a place. Time: 11am - 4pm Venue: Fota Wildlife Park Education Centre Age Group: 5 -12 years Schedule of Events Wedneday: Am: Safari…

Bookings open for Halloween Activity Camps

Halloween Activity Days 2010 We are delighted to announce that our annual Halloween Activity Camp is back on October 27,28 & 29th and it will be the first camp in our new education centre. The camp is priced at €25 for one day or €68 for three days. Contact the Education centre on 0214812678 ext 206 to book a place. Time: 11am - 4pm Venue: Fota Wildlife Park Education Centre Age Group: 5 -12 years Schedule of Events…

My name is RUA

After 542 suggestions, 264 likes & 4 retweets the baby red panda at Fota Wildlife Park has been named Rua which means red in Gaeilge/Irish. 81 people alone suggested the name through our online competition and the lucky winners pulled from the hat were Thomas & Alice Wright from Dalkey in Co Dublin. Thomas & Alice will get a VIP behind the scenes tour, membership and exclusive goodie bag from the park as a result of winning the…

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…