Work has begun for our neighbours Fota Wildlife Park on their new indoor animal care and conservation centre for endangered species.

Creating new additional jobs at Fota across animal health and veterinary to animal care and support staff, the development of the Animal Care and Conservation Centre will cost approximately €600,000, which has been supported by an investment grant from the SECAD (South and East Cork Area Development) of €200,000

The Conservation Centre development will house native and globally endangered species, and will enable the Park to become an all-weather attraction and to extend its visitor season into the winter months, which is great news for tourists and visitors who choose to explore Cork in the colder season.

Located next to our luxury Cork Hotel, the Fota Wildlife Park is currently the most visited tourist attraction in the South West of Ireland and the addition of the new animal care and conservation centre that is expected to be completed by the end of this year and will open in early 2014 is sure to only increase visitor numbers.

Visitors staying with us at our five star resorts in Ireland can also avail of our daily complimentary shuffle service that departs from the front entrance of the hotel to the Wildlife Park at 11:30am and 2:30pm and returns daily at 2:45pm and 5:00pm. Guests looking for more information about our daily shuttle can find this displayed on the Concierge Desk.