Emo Court was designed by the architect James Gandon in 1790 for the Earls of Portarlington and is a magni cent example of this neo-classical style. During the middle of the 20th century, it was owned by the Jesuits, it was then acquired and extensively restored by Mr. Cholmeley-Harrison in the 1960s. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland which were rst laid out in the 18th century and contain formal lawns, a lake and woodland walks with many very fine trees and shrubs. The house and gardens were taken into State ownership in 1994.
A coach will bring the RHA Friends to and from Emo Court House if they are traveling from Dublin.
We will have a guided tour of the house and the gardens, and lunch at CaToCa tea rooms.
There is a fee of approximately €45 per person for this Friends outing, to cover the price of the coach, lunch and tours. Please note this gure is subject to change depending on booking numbers.
Contact Friends Co-ordinator, Róisín Bohan by email email@example.com or tel: 01 661 2558 to book or for more information. Places are limited so early booking is advised.