DEVELOPMENT land on the grounds of the five-star Fota Island Resort, with full planning in place for 88 houses, half of them pitched at the “executive family market” goes to market this week for Fota’s owners the Kang family, via agents Lisney, guided at €4m.
Thu, 20 Jun, 2019
Once upon a time, Santa was a quick visit in a department store, at the end of a day of shopping. How times have changed. From Beyond to Winterval, Ciara McDonnell and Vickie Maye round up the best festive experiences.
Tue, 02 Jan, 2018
Fota Island Resort is in the market to welcome back the Irish Open to Cork "in the not too distant future", as the city and county prepares to bid for a number of spectacular international sporting events on the back of a successful staging of the European Tour event.
Wed, 17 Dec, 2014
Last year at Fota Island Resort’s Santa experience, six men proposed to their partners, inspired — and perhaps emboldened — by the spirit of Christmas created there. A tough act to follow. So what’s going on down there this year?
Sat, 29 Nov, 2014
n un-named Chinese investor has stitched up a deal on Fitzgerald House, an 11,600 sq ft property facing Cork city’s English Market and adjacent to the dramatically just-painted up Singers Corner, where - coincidentally - a commissioned mural by artist Johnny Bugler depicts a floral Chinese pattern, as seen on old Singer sewing machines.
Thu, 27 Nov, 2014
IRELAND’S signature castle hotels have been changing hands with aplomb this year – think Ashford Castle, and now Adare Manor on the hook for c €40m, while this week the illustrious roll-call is joined by the more modestly priced Waterford Castle.
Thu, 13 Nov, 2014
Pádraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell may have come up short in this year’s quest for an Irish Open victory, but both would be delighted to give it another shot at Fota Island Resort after a hugely successful week in Cork.
Mon, 23 Jun, 2014
Rory McIlroy has never even seen Fota Island, let alone played it. But if the hard work of organisers is anything to go by, he and his fellow players will be wowed not only by the three championship golf courses set in beautiful parkland, but also by the structures in place to make this week’s Irish Open one of the best ever.
Wed, 18 Jun, 2014
It will not just be Fota Island Resort inviting Irish golf to party in two weeks’ time, the Irish Open hosts’ fellow Corkonians are also getting in on the act as a nation of golfers descends on the county for the prestigious European Tour event.
Tue, 03 Jun, 2014
The Irish Open has joined forces with operatic pop vocal group Il Divo for a ticket promotion for fans of sport and music. For the May Bank Holiday weekend only, packages to both events are available at a discount of over 20%, offering €25 off the combined ticket price.
Wed, 30 Apr, 2014