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Fota is an island in Cork Harbour, Ireland, just north of the larger island of Great Island. Fota Island is host to Ireland's only wildlife park – as well as the historical Fota House and gardens and golf course owned by the "Fota Island Golf Club and Resort". The island comprises two townlands both called Foaty: one each in the civil parishes of Clonmel and Carrigtohill .NameAlthough Foaty is the spelling fixed in the nineteenth century by the Ordnance Survey of Ireland, Fota is now more common. The origin of the name is uncertain. It may be of Hiberno-Norse origin, with second element Old Norse "island"; Donnchadh Ó Corráin suggests "foot island", from its position at the mouth of the River Lee down from Cork city; some medieval references have an -r- in the name. Ó Corráin is sceptical of proposed Gaelic etymologies, fód thige "sod house", fodh teith "warm sod", and feóidhte "decayed/withered".Fota House and GardensFota HouseFota House was the former home of the Smith-Barry family, descendants of Philip de Barry. The de Barry family came from Wales as part of the Norman invasion of Ireland. The family were granted lands at Fota and elsewhere in 1185. The family first resided at Barryscourt Castle, Carrigtwohill, then at Castlelyons where they held extensive lands. Fota House was originally a hunting lodge and became the family's main residence in the 1820s when the architect, Sir Richard Morrison and his son Vetruvius Morrison, created the present regency mansion with over 70 rooms.It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Fota Island Resort and many more Fota Island attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Fota Island trip itinerary maker website .
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Fota Island Resort Reviews
Fiona MAugust 9, 2017
Stopped off at the golf club at fota island resort last bank holiday Monday(7th Aug)at 2pm for some lunch. We had just visited fota and we all had a great day! We could see that the restaurant was bus... more »
MrWroteItAugust 8, 2017
We will be back!! The food last weekend was outstanding considering how busy the kitchen must have been...but it was 'Ryan' who brought everything together for us! Seating/ordering/drinks/food/childre... more »
Connor JAugust 3, 2017
I booked an overnight stay with a golf lesson in late February with my friend. Our experience of the hotel was lovely, the receptionist , bar staff and restaurant staff were lovely. our breakfast was ... more »
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