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Two-In-One: Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas for Couples

December 21, 2016

Christmas is just around the corner and choosing a gift that both partners will appreciate and get use of can prove rather tricky. If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect present, these age specific ideas are a great start. The Golden Oldies After years providing endless love and…

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5 Festive Gifts He Will Love

December 15, 2016

Christmas is a time of love and giving. But, we all know that men are notoriously hard to buy for! They either have everything they could possibly need, or are annoyingly blasé about every item you mention. Avoid tearing your hair out before the holidays even begin with these five…

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5 Tips for planning the perfect family Christmas break

December 7, 2016

Planning a family break over the Christmas period can be chaotic. After all, it is the busiest time of the year! If you want to avoid turning into a real-life version of the movie Home Alone, these tips will help you to organise the whole troop smoothly. Be Realistic Before…

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Preparing for almost 60,000 visitors to Fota Discover

December 3, 2016

With the gates to Fota Discover well and truly open for another winter wonderland of festive fun, it is anticipated that as many as 60,000 people will Fota’s Christmas attraction each year. Marjorie Brennan of the Irish Examiner met with Marketing Director, Seamus Leahy, to see the extensive preparations that are required for Santa’s…

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Ireland’s premier Jazz event returns to Cork this October

October 26, 2016

Cork will play host to as many as 40,000 music revellers who will converge on the city for the 2016 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Always a highly anticipated event  in the Irish festival calendar, the Jazz Festival kicks off on Friday, 28th October and continue throughout the bank holiday weekend. Over 60 venues…

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5 ways to survive the midterm family break with the kids

October 18, 2016

Midterm break is just around the corner and that means one thing – seven full days that need to be filled with fun tasks and activities. If you are already stressing about how to keep your kids entertained while they are off school this Halloween, a little bit of organising…

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Essential questions to ask at a Wedding Showcase

October 1, 2016

Wedding events are always a busy hive of activity and excitement. It is easy to forget those all-important questions that have been nagging since your engagement. Ahead of the upcoming Wedding Showcase at Fota Island Resort on Sunday 9th of October 2016, here’s an easy and essential list of questions…

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4 Reasons Winter is the Perfect Time to Indulge in a Spa Break

September 26, 2016

With the long summer evenings behind us, it could be time to prepare for those autumn/winter months ahead by treating yourself or loved one to a well deserved spa treatment. At our luxury spa in Cork, we have researched and selected the most on-trend treatments and pride ourselves on delivering distinctive style and spirit…

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Fota named in Top 10 Golf Courses in South West Ireland

August 22, 2016

For those planning a golf break in Cork then it is worth noting that Fota Island Golf Club has been listed in the Top 10 Golf Courses in South West Ireland by usa.golfbreaks.com. With so many great and iconic golfing destinations dotted around the south west region of Ireland then it’s…

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Fota Island Resort to host 2017 ACI Europe Regional Airports Forum

July 18, 2016

There was some positive news for Cork recently when it was announced that Cork Airport has been chosen as host to a major international aviation conference next year. The 2017 ACI Europe Regional Airports Forum will be coming to Ireland for the first time with conferences being held at the…

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Cork Simon Fundraising Ball 2016

April 1, 2016

The 2016 Cork Simon Annual Fundraising Ball will take place on Friday, 8th April, at the 5-Star luxury hotel at Fota Island Resort. Over the last 15 years the Cork Simon Ball has raised significant funds to help us continue to provide vital services to men and women who are…

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Rob Heffernan prepares for Olympic glory at Fota Island

March 25, 2016

Ireland’s longest serving Olympian and native Corkonian Rob Heffernan has become a familiar face on the grounds of Fota Island Resort over recent years as he prepares for his fifth Olympic Games in Rio this summer.

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