Historic Houses and Castles

Historic Houses and Castles

Emo Court House & Gardens


Republic of Ireland

Emo Court was designed by the architect James Gandon in 1790 for the Earls of Portarlington and is a magnificent example of the neo-classical style. During the middle of this century it was owned by the Jesuits and it was then acquired and extensively restored by Mr. Cholmeley Harrison in the 1960s.

Located in Emo, County Laois, 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 fine trees and shrubs.

Admission Prices

Refer the website for admission prices. Opening Dates/Times: All year for the Gardens (Daylight hours) House is open Easter to September (Guided Tours available 10am - 6pm daily). refer to the website for more information. Facilities: Wheelchair accessible with disabled toilet.

Restaurant and tearooms: Cupcake Cafe at Emo Tea Rooms open 1st February to 31st October. Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm. Saturday and 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.

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