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Fota House Arboretum & Gardens
Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork
Fota is set amidst rolling parkland and situated 10 miles from Cork City, it offers a truly unique, historic experience. Fota House Arboretum & Gardens is Ireland’s finest example of Regency period architecture with superb neoclassical interiors design.

From the beautifully proportioned rooms with exquisite plasterwork, to the preserved service wing and kitchens, Fota House Arboretum & Gardens gives visitors an intimate look at how life was lived in the past, whether as a servant or as a member of the gentry. Paintings include works by William Ashford PRHA, Robert Carver, Jonathan Fisher and Thomas Roberts.

A team of local volunteers who are passionate about the house and its history, will entertain you with stories of the people who lived at Fota and the servants who worked there. You can also take tours of the Arboretum and visit the fascinating Victorian Frameyard kitchen garden. Tours are available from April to September and by appointment at other times.

Enjoy delicious home cooking in the café from April to September or by appointment for groups. A range of events for all ages and interests take place throughout the season including garden, craft, seasonal and family events, evening concerts, courses and seminars. Fota House Arboretum & Gardens is also available for weddings, conferences and private dining. There is ample parking and coaches are welcome.

Fota House Arboretum & Gardens is an Irish Heritage Trust Property.

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