Dog walk and Treasure Hunt at Fota in aid of Cork DAWG

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Dog Walk & Childrens Treasure Hunt at Fota in aid of Cork Dog Action Welfare Group (DAWG)

Fota House, Aboretum & Gardens, Fota Island, Carrigtohill, Co Cork

Sunday September 15th

Dog Walk 12pm to 4pm

Treasure Hunt 2pm to 3pm


On Sunday, 15th September, Fota House, Aboretum & Gardens will be hosting a special fundraiser in aid of Cork Dog Action Welfare Group. 

The fundraiser consists of two great events, the first of which is a fun dog walk through the gardens and arboretum from 12pm to 4pm.  It will start at the car park and will take 30 to 40minutes to complete. The second event is a children’s treasure hunt through the gardens starting at 2pm.  Prizes for the treasure hunt will be provided by Maxi Zoo.  There will be two treasure hunts, one for 4 to 8year olds and one for 8 to 12years.   There is no charge but all donations will go to support the Cork Dog Action Welfare Groups new premises near Macroom. 

Fota House Café will be open serving a lunch special, homemade cakes and refreshments to the hungry walkers.  Volunteers from DAWG will be on hand to mind dogs.  

Fota House will be open for tours of the house and Victorian Kitchen Gardens.  There will also be tours of the house for children at 12.30pm and 4pm.

 This event will be a great family day for a very worthy cause.  Unaccompanied humans are of course welcome.


About Cork Dog Action Welfare Group

Cork DAWG was founded & is run mostly by a network of volunteers concerned with the welfare of abandoned, abused & ill-treated dogs in Cork.  Their mission is to rescue abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and to rehome every dog they rescue.  Cork DAWG is an organisation founded and run completely by a network of animal lovers concerned with the welfare of abandoned, abused and ill-treated dogs in Cork. Through their collective experience they aim to improve the lives of Cork’s dogs and also endeavour to educate the public on dog welfare and dog ownership.

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About Fota House & Victorian Kitchen Gardens

The house, formerly an 18th century hunting lodge, was the centrepiece of an estate which covered the entire 780 acres of Fota Island.  Early in the 19th century it was enlarged for John Smith Barry by Richard and William Morrison, architects of many of Ireland’s finest buildings.  The house has over 70 rooms, houses one of the most important collections of Irish art and furniture.  From April to September there are daily guided tours of the house and victorian kitchen garden. Since 2007 the house has been cared for by the Irish Heritage Trust charity.

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About Fota Aboretum & Gardens

Fota Aboretum & Gardens are managed by the OPW and are open everyday all year round.

 For further information:

Anne Cahill, Fota House 021 481 5543 / 087 236 3457

Jill Carey, DAWG 087 644 1967




Anne Cahill

Event & Volunteer Coordinator

Fota House, Arboretum & Gardens

Tel: +353 21 481 5543