Emo Court House and Gardens, Emo, Co. Laois

Emo Court House and Parklands

Emo Court House and Parklands is one of our favourite family days out. During the cooler months of Spring and Autumn we go for a stroll around the gardens and parklands and warm up with treats in the Tea Rooms on site. During the warmer weathered Summer months it’s the perfect place for a picnic. After which we usually take a stroll through the gardens, enjoy playtime on the lawn or meadow that leads to the lake, and always kick ourselves for not bringing food for the ducks.


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For me, visiting places we’ve been to as a couple, then as a family of three and now as a family of four brings with it nostalgia as we reminisce. But it also brings the excitement of creating beautiful new memories.

Emo Court House and Gardens, Emo, Co. Laois

Opening Times

Emo Court Parklands opens Monday through to Sunday:

  • January, February, November and December 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • March and October 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • April and September 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • May, June, July and August 8:30am – 8:30pm

It’s the perfect place to visit for a historic tour, a romantic walk, a lively jog or a family picnic.