Located next door to us here at Fota Island Resort Hotel Cork, the Fota Wildlife Park is one of Ireland’s top 10 visitor attractions.

Earlier this month on Friday 9th November, our neighbours Fota Wildlife Park were awarded with the prestigious ‘Green Flag’ Award which was presented by Minister Simon Coveney and granted by An Taisce in recognition for their hard work on the An Taisce ‘Eco-Centre’ Programme, and followed two years of sustained work that was meticulously assessed by panel of experts,.

The first zoological institution in Ireland to be accredited with this award, the programme has seen impressive results for the Fota Wildlife Park, which has increased its recycling rate from 21% to 62%, developed systems for composting food waste generated by its own onsite cafés, restaurants and animal food preparation areas as well as incorporating methods to reuse environmental elements like harvesting rain water and including solar panels into new buildings.

For guests staying at our Five Star Resort in Ireland that want to visit Ireland’s wildest attraction, we are pleased to offer a complimentary shuttle service to Fota Wildlife Park. This return service departs daily from the front entrance of the hotel and arrives at Fota Wildlife Park entrance twice per day in the morning and mid-afternoon. For more information about the shuttle service, times of departure and how to book is available by clicking here and from Fota Island Resort’s Concierge by email at Concierge@fotaisland.ie or call on +353 (0)21 488 3700.