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Eagle Athletic Club presents a cheque for over €5500 to Fota Wildlife Park

Following on from the successful Cheetah Run in May, Eagle Athletic Club  has handed over a cheque for €5,500 to the non-for-profit  Fota Wildlife Park , raised from the proceeds of the race. Fota Wildlife Park is a charitable status organisation which is is completely self-financing, relying entirely on gate receipts and membership fees for its income. Every year the funds raised of the Cheetah Run are used to support it’s core…

Tropical House Closed Mon 7th & Tues 8th of October

Due to Essential Maintenance Works the Tropical House will remain closed 1Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th of October 2019. We apologise for any inconvience caused.    The Tropical House is home to a variety of amphibian, butterfly, fish and reptile species that are on display amogst 340 tropical plants.   Two of our popular recent additions to the Tropical House and the Pot-bellied Seahorse and Two-toed Sloth.   …

Fota Wildlife Park opens its first photography exhibition at Cork Airport

Fota Wildlife Park opens its first photography exhibition at Cork Airport featuring the winners and runners up from their summer photography competition Finalists chosen to feature in the 2020 Fota Wildlife Park calendar Sean McKeown, Director of Fota Wildlife Park, Kevin Cullinane, Head of Communications, Cork Airport and Darragh Kane, press photographer officially opened an exhibition at the Cork Airport terminal building featuring the…

Fota Photography Competition Winners Announced

The winning photographs have been chosen for the 2020 pictorial Fota Wildlife Park calendar and the images will be exhibited in the main (Landside) terminal in Cork Airport for the month of October 2019. Over 6 Categories the following winners were selected -  CATEGORIES: • Best photograph by camera club photographer Winner – Henry O’Brien  Runner Up – Heather Rice • Best photograph by professional photographer…

Fota Wildlife Park presents cheque for over €11,500 to National Children’s Charity - BUMBLEance

Fota Wildlife Park presents cheque for over €11,500 to National Children’s Charity - BUMBLEance Today Fota Wildlife Park director, Sean McKeown presented a cheque for €11,630 to David McCarthy, COO of BUMBLEance - the children’s ambulance charity. The monies were raised when the iconic County Cork visitor attraction re-opened its gates on the evening of the 7th July for the third annual Twilight Walk for BUMBLEance. Fota Wildlife Park…

Fota Wildlife Park accredited by AsIAm as an example of best practise in accessibility

Fota Wildlife Park recognised for commitment to autism inclusion The attraction has been accredited by National Autism Charity as an example of best practise in accessibility Fota Wildlife Park, one of the country’s leading visitor attractions, today received Autism-Friendly Accreditation from AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity. The award comes following a period of training and the development of tools and supports to assist…

Rebel Brass to perform at Fota Wildlife Park Thursday 22 Aug

Rebel Brass to perform at Fota Wildlife Park Thursday 22 Aug Rebel Brass is a 15-piece teenage act that have sprung up from a music education partnership between Music Generation Cork City and Barrack Street Band Cork and they will play three live flash mob style sets at Fota Wildlife Park on Thursday 22 Aug. The New Orleans-style brass ensemble was seen late last year on the annual Late Late Toy Show and have recently appeared as part of…

Fota Wildlife Park welcomes it’s 10 millionth visitor Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co Galway

Fota Wildlife Park welcomes it’s 10 millionth visitor Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co Galway has won a holiday to South Africa including Safari for two! The search for the 10 millionth visitor to Fota Wildlife Park has ended as Catherine Cullinane from Tuam, Co. Galway walked through the gates and scooped the prize of a safari holiday for two to South Africa. Fota Wildlife Park is a conservation and educational charity and the income…

Visit Fota’s new rare Sumatran tiger cub and be in with a chance to win a holiday break this August

Come and see Fota’s new rare Sumatran tiger cub and be in with a chance to win a holiday break to South Africa including Safari as the ten-millionth visitor this August. Today Fota Wildlife Park announced the birth of an endangered male Sumatran tiger cub born on the 25th June to second-time parents’ eight-year-old mother Dourga and father, Denar, who is seven years of age. Sumatran tigers are the rarest subspecies of tiger in the world…

New Fota Photography Competition Opens 1 June

Fota Wildlife Park in Association With Cork Airport Photography Competition Categories and Rules 2019 - Opening date 1 June 2019 closing date 31 Aug 2019 - Winners announced September 2019 12 photographs will be chosen for the 2020 pictorial Fota Wildlife Park calendar and the 12 images will be exhibited in the main (Landside) terminal in Cork Airport during the month of October 2019. CATEGORIES: • Best photograph by camera club…