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Emo Court

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Address: Emo, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 502 26573

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Natural amenity

This is a marvellous amenity in the village of Emo. It is a beautiful parkland surrounding Emo Court who was designed by Gandon who also designed the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Barbara A
Portarlington, Ireland
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Portarlington, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a marvellous amenity in the village of Emo. It is a beautiful parkland surrounding Emo Court who was designed by Gandon who also designed the Customer-service@bakker-irel.com House in Dublin City. It also has a large lake which has swans,ducks & moorhens. It is popular with walkers & families & is great for picnics in summer. It also has... More 

Thank Barbara A
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

On a recent trip to Ireland we enjoyed a tour of Emo Court led by a very knowledgeable guide. Beautifully furnished house & naturalistic gardens. Added bonus was the Father Brown photographic exhibition included with the price of admission. Interesting history of ownership with Earls of Portarlington, the Jesuits, & Major Cholmeley Harrison who gifted the house & gardens to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The house is open up until the end of September but the gardens and excellent tea rooms remain open all year. A visit during the summer season will give you a chance to see the inside of this Gandon designed country mansion but a visit in the Autumn astounds with the deciduous trees in full blaze. The tearooms are wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Since discovering Emo Court in August 2015 we have been many times both as a couple and with our children. Our most recent visit was as a couple and we did one of the long walks around the estate and really got a sense for how the estate was like in its hay day. The tour of the house is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Who court is such a lovely place to go on an a fine day with your family. It's a lovely walk around the house, gardens and lake.

1 Thank Jimlaw29
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This is in a beautiful setting with some lovely quirky wares in the gift shop and what looks like a lovely private room for afternoon tea. That said, the lunch offering was only average in terms of presentation and flavour even though they have some interesting choices. The dinning area is somewhat uncomfortable and sort of reminiscent of a canteen... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

While returning from the ploughing championship in County Offaly we stopped off for a break and coffee at Emo Court. The coffee was nice but the cost of the cake was pricy,€4.95. Having some time to spare we visited the house and were not disappointed. In one of the rooms off the hallway there is a exhibition featuring Fr. Browne... More 

1 Thank Jim C
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59 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were visiting a near by farmers market (not really a big one!). This place was visible from a distance and a local suggested us. One can choose this place for a picnic. Bring your own football and play. Good for a nice long walk around the lake. There is a cafe with decent menu. No entry fee !

1 Thank learnernexplorer
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18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The grounds of the house are lovely for a walk in the summer plus lots of open space for children and dogs to run around, The tea rooms are very nice too. in general a great place to spend a quiet afternoon

Thank Matt R
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

I took off for a drive on Sunday 28 August and stopped off at Emo Court. This is an amazing free facility which is run by the Office of Public Works in the heart of Laois. The grounds are immaculately kept by the employees there. Despite being early on Sunday morning there was a large crowd, mainly family groups walking... More 

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