Sunday, 17 October 2010



Here are the two main reasons for a visit to Fota House:
1: The house is now home to one of the finest collections of Irish art in the country.
2: The glorious Neo-Classical architecture and innovative designs.

The 19th Fota House has had its share of ups and downs in recent decades but now the curve seems to be on the up. At the end of 2207, Irish Heritage Trust took over care of the house and there have improvements ever  since.

The house re-opened to the public in April 2009 after a major restoration project undertaken by the Trust during the winter of 2008/9. The Trust is proud that this architectural masterpiece and treasure house of art can now be enjoyed and celebrated by everyone.

Thanks to the generosity of the McCarthy family, AIB and the Irish Government, Fota House is now home to one of the finest collections of Irish art in the country.  Particular highlights of the collection are masterpieces of the Eighteenth-Century Irish landscape school.

For more details of the architecture of the house and the art collection, visit the website  
Click here to see a map of the house and its many rooms.

The admission charge is just six euro and it is well worth it.
House Opening Hours:
Daily (7 days) from April - end October
10 am - 5 pm (Last Admissions 4 pm)
Fota Island, Carrigtwohill, Cork    Tel: 021 481 5543 
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