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Oasis Cafe Undergoing Essential Maintenence from Monday 20th January 2020

January /February 2020 Please note there is a limited menu being served due to essential maintenance being carried out at the Oasis Cafe from Monday 20th January. This essential maintenance will result in the main Oasis cafe floor /dining area being closed with service taking place via the adjacent retail unit. Monday to Sunday Teas/coffees/soup/sandwiches/snack options and cold beverages will be served from the retail unit (at the left…

Fota Wildlife Park - Closed January 13th 2020

Fota Wildlife Park Closed Monday 13th January 2020 Due to Severe Weather. Fota Wildlife Park has announced the wildlife park will remain closed on Monday due to the expected bad weather. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and the decision is in the interest of safety to our animals and visitors. 

New Madagascan Village is opened by Minister of State for Tourism, Brendan Griffin TD

New Madagascan Village in which Fota Wildlife Park invested €750,000 is opened by Minister of State for Tourism, Brendan Griffin TD Fota opens the latest development in a series of weatherproof educational areas to enhance the visitor experience in shoulder periods Minister of State for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin TD, today officially opened a new visitor development, The Madagascan Village, at one of the biggest…

Fota Wildlife Closing Early Today - December 8th

Unfortunately, due to predicted weather, we have decided to close Fota Wildlife Park early on Sunday, December 8th, 2019.  The park will be closed at 4pm. We will continue to monitor the weather throughout the day and any updates will be made here and announced on our social channels.  We apologise for any inconvience caused and we make the decision in the interest of the safety of the animals, our staff and visitors. 

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…