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Emo Court

Emo, Ireland
+353 502 26573
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One of Ireland's best free gardens

Beautiful house and gardens, extensive walking trails around a man made lake. Gardens free to the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
via mobile
Must see!

Take a few hours for visiting this beautiful house and gardens. take a tour with the Guide. Extra... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Eric J
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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Emo, Ireland
+353 502 26573
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful house and gardens, extensive walking trails around a man made lake. Gardens free to the public, plenty of parking and tea rooms on site also. Great for afternoon walks.

Thank bmpecc
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Take a few hours for visiting this beautiful house and gardens. take a tour with the Guide. Extra ordinary story about the history of the house and the noble family. Attractive almost cosy interior.

2  Thank Eric J
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We visited one afternoon and were the only two people on the tour! Margaret, our guide, was very friendly and knowledgeable. We spent a most pleasant hour hearing about the intriguing history of the restored house (James Gandon, the Earls of Portarlington, the Jesuits, Mr...More

2  Thank Christina H
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This was one of the few great houses that I had never visited in Ireland but it was a joy to do so. The house has a fascinating history as our knowledgeable guide explained. Who would ever have imagined that the famous Jesuit photographer Fr...More

Thank Hugh R
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Emo Court has a wonderful tour through the house, which is always led by a incredibly knowledgable and friendly guide. The gardens are a pleasure to walk around too. The Fr Browne exhibit is fascinating for photography fans like me, or Titanic buffs.

Thank Emily G
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I had hoped to simply walk through the Emo home but only a tour was possible. I am not a big tour fan. This tour, however, conducted by Mary, was absolutely delightful. I would have missed the interesting story of this home. Only the first...More

Thank FnuLnu
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

It's worth going here to see the house alone which has some fabulous rooms to see on the tour. The Father Browne exhibition is also worth visiting. The garden walk is lovely and worth doing if you have time.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 16 August 2017

What a gorgeous house - well worth the 5 euro entrance fee, even though the tour is relatively short. It has a great history and the stately rooms are a fantastic legacy to the restoration undertaken by Major Harrison.

1  Thank declanjhayes
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Another hidden gem close to our doorstep beautiful gardens and a lovely walks in the forest bring a picnic and u could spend the day soaking in the amazing atmosphere

Thank Norrie H
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We did the tour of the house which is about 30 minutes long and then viewed the photography exhibition which was excellent and very informative. Then took the walk around the lake which was lovely on a sunny day. Went for refreshments after in the...More

Thank Iris I
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Zoe P
8 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