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Emo Court

Emo Court

Contact Details

Address: Emo, Co. Laois

Telephone No: +353 57 862 6573
Fax No: +353 57 862 6460
E-mail: emocourt@opw.ie

Opening Hours

House: 17th April to 24th September 2014: Daily 10.00 - 18.00

Last admission one hour before closing.

Gardens open all year every day during daylight hours.  Entry to the gardens is FREE.

New:

2.2km walking loop of the 20 acre man made lake. Includes 2 foot bridges and 1.1km of pathways. Walkers and walking clubs welcome.

No dogs are allowed.  Cycling is forbidden.

Average Length of Visit: 1 hour

Admission Fees

E Adult: €3.00
Sen/Group: €2.00
Child/Student: €1.00
Family: €8.00

Facilities

Toilets, car / coach park.

Emo Court was designed by the architect James Gandon in 1790 for the Earls of Portarlington and is a magnificent example of this neo-classical style. During the middle of the 20th century it was owned by the Jesuits, it was then acquired and extensively restored by Mr. Cholmeley-Harrison in the 1960s. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland which were first laid out in the 18th century and contain formal lawns, a lake and woodland walks with many very fine trees and shrubs. The house and gardens were taken into State ownership in 1994.

Location: 2.5km from Emo. (Accessed from Kildare - Portlaoise Road - N7). 7km from the Portarlington train station.
 
Bus Route(s): Contact Bus Eireann, Travel Centre +353 1 836 6111

Guided Tours: Access to house by guided tour only. Guided tours available hourly.
Maximum number: 25
Duration: 40 - 45 minutes
Tours of garden available by prior booking.

Leaflet/Guide book: English

Restaurant/Tearooms: Cupcake Cafe at Emo Tea Rooms - Open 1st February to 31st October
Monday - Friday  10am to 5pm       Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6pm
1st November to 31st January - Open Saturday and Sundays   10am to 5pm.
Open on all Bank Holidays from 10am to 5pm.
Groups welcome - booking required.
Telephone +353 57 863 3964 or e-mail: info@cupcakecafe.ie

Seasonal Events: Please check in advance using contact details listed above.

Photography / Video allowed: Not permitted on tour

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