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Emo Court & Parklands, Laois

Emo Court & Parklands received 350,000 visitors in 2022, making it the most visited OPW owned Heritage site in the Midlands Region. It is a quintessential neo-classical mansion, built by the famous architect James Gandon, (Custom House and the Four Courts in Dublin), in 1790. The house is currently being carefully and expertly restored by the OPW and will have new exhibits and displays to explore.

Just an hour from Dublin, Emo Court is a stunning estate rich in history and natural beauty. With parklands open 365 days a year, the summer season is the perfect time to take a stroll at Emo. Enjoy the mile-long Wellingtonia Avenue, flanked by giant 19th century Sequoia trees. Take a picnic and afterwards, walk around the Lakeside Loop. The Emo Court tearoom in the historic Dower House is open daily for breakfast and lunch. Guided tours of the grounds will be available here

Visitors to Emo Court can enjoy the lake and woodland walks or a meander through the gardens before relaxing in the charming tearooms

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