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Fota Wildlife Park

A quick 20 minute drive from The Imperial Hotel Cork

Fota Wildlife Park, part of the Zoological Society of Ireland, is located on 100 acres at Fota Island 10km east of Cork City and has an annual attendance of approximately 460,000 visitors. It is currently the second largest visitor attraction in Ireland outside of Leinster. 

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

Fota's mission is all about Biodiversity and Conservation, and their Education Department provides unique opportunities to share this with the schools and groups who visit.


Getting there:

Most visitors drive to Fota Wildlife Park, (please note there is a €3 per car, per visit charge for the car park). They also have a dedicated entrance just outside the Fota Train Station on Irish Rail’s Cork – Cobh line.



Opening Hours:

Monday - Sunday 10am - 4.30pm (last entry 3pm)