Emo Court

Emo Court

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 by the OPW in 1994.

Education:

Laois Outdoor Education Centre runs science and nature workshops for primary schools at Emo Court. Students can become woodland nature detectives; exploring aquatic habitats, hunting for minibeasts and discovering the wonder and freedom that can only be found in the wide outdoors. For further information visit http://laoisoutdooreducation.i...

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For more information and to arrange a visit go to http://www.heritageireland.ie/...

Text and images courtesy of Heritage Ireland and Laois Outdoor Education.