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Following the most recent Government announcement Fota Wildlife Park is set to re-open on the 26th April.

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Response from Fota to the Government Covid-19 Recovery 2021 announcement

Sean McKeown, the director of Fota Wildlife Park made the following comments in response to the confirmation from the Government that Fota Wildlife Park can reopen on the 26th April 2021; “We are absolutely delighted to hear that zoos and heritage parks and of course Fota Wildlife Park can reopen from the 26th April. However, we are disappointed that we were not able to open at an earlier date given that we are a 100-acre outdoor attraction…

Fota Wildlife Park humbled by public response to recent news coverage

Fota Wildlife Park, which is a conservation charity, has been closed to the public since January 8th and hopes to reopen in the coming weeks. A recent media interview on RTE discussed life in lockdown at Fota Wildlife Park and how closure to the public was affecting the Park. Fota Wildlife Park is very dependant on visitor income and 95% of the operating costs are reliant on gate receipts, annual pass sales and gift shop revenues. Recent…

Fota Wildlife Park Covid-19 Update

Following the most recent Government announcement and as part of national measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19, Fota Wildlife Park has taken the decision to temporarily close its gates to the public from close of business tomorrow, Friday 8th January 2021, for the foreseeable future. Please be assured that our dedicated animal care team and essential staff will continue to provide the same level of care, husbandry and attention that all…

Fota Wildlife Park Update Following New Governmental Advice

31st December 2020 - Update from Fota Wildlife Park in response to a nationwide move to Level 5 In an ongoing effort to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Fota Wildlife Park is remaining open and requesting all visitors to strictly follow the guidelines regarding travel limits and to follow Fota Wildlife Park’s current opening procedures below. • All visitors must practice the public health recommended self-care and social…

Media statement - OPW funding announcement for capital projects at Fota Wildlife Park and Dublin Zoo

Media Statement Fota Wildlife Park welcomes the announcement from Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan TD, of €3 million in Government funding for Fota Wildlife Park and Dublin Zoo. The allocation of €1 million to Fota Wildlife Park will allow the re-commencement of some essential capital projects. (Government Press release here.) Commenting on the announcement, Sean McKeown, Director of Fota Wildlife…

Fota Wildlife Park Update For Nationwide Move to Level 3

30th November 2020 - Update from Fota Wildlife Park in relation to December at the Park following updated governmental restrictions. In an ongoing effort to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Fota Wildlife Park is running a reduced capacity and is requesting all visitors to strictly follow the guidelines regarding travel limits and to follow Fota Wildlife Park’s current opening procedures below. • Pre-booked online tickets with…

Thank you from Fota Wildlife Park

Last Wednesday 18th Nov, the 'Save Dublin Zoo' campaign was launched which highlighted the issues facing not only Dublin Zoo but all of the Zoological facilities in Ireland. Since then we had an influx of calls and messages of concern and offers of donations and support from the public, including from our visitors, members, locals and those living further afield. We’d like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all who…

Fota Wildlife Park - later opening at 10am on Sat 31 October due to the effects of Storm Aiden

Please note we will not be open until 10am on Saturday 31st October due to the weather warning in place as a result of the effects of Storm Aiden. We have been in direct contact with all bookings for the 9.30 am slot and we apologise for the inconvenience caused.  The decision to open later on Saturday 31st October is for the safety of the visitors and staff of Fota Wildlife Park. We thank you for your patience and…

Update from Fota Wildlife Park in Response to a Nationwide Move to Level 5

20th October 2020 - Update from Fota Wildlife Park in response to a nationwide move to Level 5 In an ongoing effort to assist in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Fota Wildlife Park is requesting all visitors to strictly follow the guidelines regarding travel limits (within 5K only) and to follow Fota Wildlife Park’s current opening procedures below. • Pre-booked online tickets only with allocated timeslots to control capacity (only…

Fota Wildlife Park Closed - Tuesday October 20th

Please note we will be closed today, Tuesday, October 20th, due to high tides and some spot flooding within the wildlife park. We have been contacting directly all bookings for today, if you booked to visit the park for this date please stand by for a direct contact update on your booking. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. All the animals in the park are doing well and are being looked after by our animal care team. The decision to…