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May 2014.
Dourga, a female Sumatran tiger at Fota Wildlife Park.
The Tiger Forest at Fota Wildlife Park is the first part of its new Asian Sanctuary development which is situated on additional 27 acres at the Cork attraction.
It will be home to 2 year old male Denar from Poland and 2 year old female Dourga from France.
The first chance to see the new Tiger Forest will be when it opens to the public at 10am on Saturday May 31st.
The Sumatran Tiger is critically endangered with an estimated population of only 400 – 500 left living in the wild. It is the only remaining island-living tiger in Indonesia.
To help with this Fota Wildlife Park are sponsoring 21st Century Tiger poaching prevention programme in Sumatra as part of their ongoing contribution to wild tiger conservation.
Image credit: Neil Danton.
Copyright © Neil Danton 2014.

Fota Wildlife Park

Fota Wildlife Park was opened in 1983 by the then President of Ireland, Dr. Patrick Hillery, and is a joint project of the Zoological Society of Ireland and University College Cork. In 2009 Fota Wildlife Park introduced Ireland’s wildest events calendar GO WILD @ FOTA with different events each month including Workshops, Activity Camps, The Cheetah Run Road Race, Music, […]


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Mitchelstown Caves

Mitchelstown Caves which are only a 10 minute drive from the town of Mitchelstown are said to be one of Europe’s major show caves, they are situated off the main Cork to Dublin road and is a must on your itinerary of the region. Take a fascinating guided tours with informative guides who will take you through three massive caverns […]


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Swiss Cottage

About a mile south of Cahir town, on the bank of the River Suir, is a charming house known as The Swiss Cottage. This is a superb example of an early 19th century “cottage orne” or fantasy house popular with the gentry in the nineteenth century, where they could play at being peasants and entertain their guests. Built around 1810, the […]


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English Market Cork

The English Market

Go for a feast in the English Market; Cork’s English Market has been feeding the people of Cork since 1788, which makes it one of the oldest markets of its kind in the world. Throughout the centuries to the present day, with its heady mix of sensuous smells and lilting accents it has maintained a certain attraction that has kept […]


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The Monastic Round Tower at Cloyne

This is an excellent example of a traditional Irish monastic round tower. The monastery was founded by St. St. Colman Mac Lenene who died in 604. Although there is evidence of human activity since about 2000 BC. Cloyne really came into its own in 560 when St. Coleman founded his monastery here. Built on a network of caves which are […]


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Jameson Experience

Jameson Experience at Midleton

Take a trip to Midleton and tour the Jameson Distillery; Home of the world famous Jameson Whiskey. Ireland has long been famed for its outstanding whiskeys, and Jameson has always been at the very heart of this unparalleled reputation. This is an informative and interesting tour and a great place to pick up a one of a kind gift for […]


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Mizen Head Signal Station

Ireland’s most south westerly point is a fascinating place to spend a few hours and has proved a great hit with tourists visiting this part of Ireland. An award winning Maritime Museum and Heritage Attraction, this authentic all-weather experience is a must-see with its spectacular location on high cliffs and swirling Atlantic Ocean tides. From the Car park and Visitor […]


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Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours

Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours offer a magical, historical and unique 90 minute excursion. A knowledgeable guide will accompany you on a short open topped boat trip to the Ballycotton Lighthouse island.  There you will be escorted on a brisk walk to the islands summit, into the lighthouse and onto the lantern balcony. Surrounded by stunning views of the coastline and […]


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Lios-na-gCon, Restored Ancient Fort

Lios-na-gCon (a.k.a. Lis-na-gun/Lisnagun) which translates as the Ringfort of the Hound is an excellent example of a restored ringfort close to Clonakilty. Ringforts were built and occupied between c.400 AD and c.1200 AD, in the Early Christian and Viking periods. Like stone cashels and some lake land crannogs, they were the defended farmsteads of the native Irish Celts. These settlements […]


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Crawford Art Gallery

Crawford Art Gallery

Crawford Art Gallery, the city art museum for Cork, is dedicated to informing a wide audience about the significant role that the visual arts play in contemporary life and culture. Located in the heart of the city, beside the Opera House, the Gallery is a critical part of Cork’s cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 200,000 visitors a year. In […]


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Lough Hyne

A salt water lake, Lough Hyne (or Ine) contains rare sea life and is Ireland’s only Marine Wildlife Reserve. The nearby woods are popular amongst walkers for the spectacular view from the top of Knockomagh Hill. Lough Hyne was probably a freshwater lake until about four millennia ago, when rising sea levels flooded it with saline ocean water. The lake […]


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Mallow Castle

Mallow Castle

Mallow is spoilt by comparison to many towns in that it has two castles from which to choose. There is the Old Mallow Castle originally built by the Normans in 1185 A.D. and which was subsequently changed and enhanced over the centuries but was burnt down in 1689. Then there is the ‘New’ castle which dates from 1690! This is […]


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The Nightmare Realm Cork

The Nightmare Realm

Ireland’s Scariest Halloween Attractions Ireland’s freakiest, scariest walk through event is back and is even scarier than ever. Welcome, if you dare, to a place where demented beings prey on your deepest nightmares. This is not place for the weak of spirit or weak of heart. Prepare for the grotesque, the deformed, the stomach churning prepare to see what you […]


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Macroom Castle

The Gateway and tower are all that remain of Macroom Castle, which was granted to Admiral William Penn, (father of the founder of Pennsylvania U.S.A.) by Oliver Cromwell. Macroom Castle, the boyhood home of William Penn, stands on the western margin of the town of Macroom and its windows look away into the distance, where a rugged land lies at the […]


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Cork Vision Centre

Cork Vision Centre

Located in the heart of Cork’s historic centre, and within walking distance of the city’s artistic, commercial and diverse tourist attractions, the Cork Vision Centre offers visitors an opportunity to appreciate a fine example of conservation in action, and to explore Cork’s evolution from past, through present, and onwards to future development. For details on current and forthcoming events, please […]


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Triskel Arts Centre

Triskel Arts Centre

As Cork’s main Arts Centre, Triskel’s mission is to promote and present professional, multi-disciplinary arts of the highest possible standard for Cork. Our mission has always been to commission, present, and promote the contemporary arts in Cork, and to ensure the arts are made available to as wide a public as possible. Triskel continually strives to offer audiences access to […]


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Cork Arts Theatre

We are an intimate 100 seated venue in the heart of Cork City, with fully licensed bar, coffee shop and rehearsal / meeting room. Established in 1976 as a club by and for the arts community in Cork the fondly named Cat Club quickly became a landmark, serving not only as a venue for amateur and professional companies alike, but […]


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The Apple Farm

The Apple Farm

The Apple Farm is located near Cahir in county Tipperary in the south of Ireland. The farm was bought by its current owners in 1968, and between then and now it went from being a mixed farm like so many others at that time, to specialising in fruit.. As well as apples, pears, plums, sweet cherries, strawberries and raspberries are grown. There is also a […]


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Franciscan Well Brewery Tour

Franciscan Well Brewery

The Franciscan Well Brewery has established itself over the years as one of the must visit pubs in Cork City. Apart from the curious fact that it is sitting on the site of a 13th century monastery, the pub was also one of the first to start brewing its own craft beers. These same beers can now be found across […]


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Macroom Buffalo Cheese Farm Fenell Photography 2015

Macroom Buffalo Cheese

Macroom Buffalo has Ireland’s first and only milking herd of Water Buffalo. In October 2010, Farmer Johnny purchased 31 Buffaloes from Italy. He now has a herd of over 150 animals on his 150 acre farm based in Cill na Martra near Macroom in County Cork and the animals are thriving in the Irish environment. They milk over 60 Buffalo, […]


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