Fota Gardens

The Commodore hotel have a 20% discount code available for guided tours through the historical House in Fota gardens which tells the story and tales of the house, the family (Smith Barry's) who owned Fota Island for 175 years and its staff. 

There are 2 tours per day (12 noon and 2pm, plus an extra 3:30pm tour June - August) that is 1 hour in durtion. 

Tickets cost €12.00 for an adult / U18 €6.00 / OAP's & Students €10.00 with a €3.00 site charge per vehicle (parking) 

Book on or walk-ins accepted - you can call 021 481 5543.


Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ireland and has been awarded ‘Best Family Day Out’ for both Munster and Cork on several occasions. It is also in the Top 25 Zoos/Animal Parks in Europe in the 2015 Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards. The 440,000 annual visitors to the park agree

The park located just 12 minutes away from the door step of the hotel by car or a short train ride is located on 100 acres at Fota Island, 10KM east of Cork City and is the second largets visitor attraction in Ireland (outside of Leinster)

When you visit Fota Wildlife Park you can expect to see the Fota’s team core values of

  • Conservation,
  • Education,
  • Research
  • Entertainment

 in action for yourself.

Below are some links to frequently asked questions about the park:

How to get there?

Click here for directions on how to get to the park.

To find out how to get to the park from the hotel click here, type in Fota Island and press calculate.

What animals and plants are there at Fota?

Click here to see what animals and plants call Fota Wildlfe Park their home. If you want to see one of our guests visit's to Fota then click here

Are there tours available?

Yes, you can choose from one of the following tours:

  • Guided Tours
  • Group Tours
  • Behind the scene tours
  • Education tours
To find ou further information, please click here

What facilities are there at Fota?

Click here to view a list of facilities including transport around the park, shopping and activities

What are the prices & opening times:

  • Adult: €12.75
  • Child: €8.50
  • Family tickets: The above options can work out better than the family ticket at Fota.

For a list of prices at the gate, online booking facility and opening times, click here.

For any further information in relation to Fota Wildlife Park visit their website  Fota have an excellent Facebook/ Instagram and Twitter account so be sure to follow them. 

If you would like to book accommodation for visiting the Wildlife Park, click here

To book your tickets for Fota Wildlife Park please click here