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Emo Court

Emo, Ireland
+353 502 26573
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Living History!

Beautifully restored home with interesting guided tours. Great architecture,furniture and... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
Dublin, Ireland
Stroll & lunch

Beautiful place for a walk,a chat and lunch. Very much weather dependant for outdoor experience but... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Ann S
County Laois, Ireland
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“coffee shop” (11 reviews)
“guided tour” (11 reviews)
Emo, Ireland
+353 502 26573
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Beautifully restored home with interesting guided tours. Great architecture,furniture and ceilings.Once the tour is over you can view Father Brownes photographic exhibition. There are also nice grounds to walk in.

Thank KillineyBay
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place for a walk,a chat and lunch. Very much weather dependant for outdoor experience but with raincoat & wellies and an indoor lunch Tis still a great place to meet up.

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lovely grounds to walk, you could do about a 45 min walk by doing the circle. There is longer walks though. Cafe very nice but expensive. Lovely for a half day out, would not spend all day here. The house is open now to view...More

Thank nualamcg
Reviewed 11 July 2017

beautiful walks in a tranquil setting. lovely for a sunday stroll with the family. Well worth a visit and particularly during the week when its not as busy. the tea shop is well worth a visit too.

Thank briding2016
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Spent the afternoon there. Fab walk around the estate, through the woods and around the formal gardens. Great tour of the house by tour guide Mary who was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. Checked out the free photography exhibition by Father Brown who...More

Thank irishmaryann
Reviewed 23 June 2017

We visited Emo Court House and gardens on the 20th of June. It is about 20 minutes drive from the town of Portlaoise (exit 16 off the M7). The house is a magnificent neo-classical style surrounded by beautiful gardens. The Earls of Portarlington lived in...More

1  Thank Liam G
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Wonderful house with lovely grounds and a very interesting story behind it. Nice pleasant coffee shop adjacent to the house. This along with the very professional presentation by our guide gave a very pleasant afternoon out for us.

Thank michael k
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The surrounding grounds are beautiful grounds. There is a tour of the house available which gives a great insight of the history associated with the house

Thank Caitríona B
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

My best friend lives in Laois and brought me here. Such a lovely place, the grounds are kept immaculate, lovely pond area, nice for picnics etc on a nice day. Tea rooms are lovely and the girls in there were lovely. Definitely be back.

Thank Ash19089
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This was not our first visit to Emo Court and won't be our last. The house is really beautiful and is a large neo-classical structure. It was built for the Earl of Portarlington, by architect James Gandon, in 1790. If the architect's name sounds familiar,...More

2  Thank Judith38Cork_Ireland
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Zoe P
7 June 2015|
Response from Joeb22 | Reviewed this property |
I have been here on many occasions, always with me dog. A lot of other people also walk their dogs there. I had never had anyone come to me and tell me that dogs weren't allowed. Most people exercise a bit of common sense... More