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Emo Court House: designed by renowned English architect Gandon for Dawson, 1st Earl of Portarlington. Beautiful buildings and wonderful parklands to go with it... managed by OPW. 📷 #canonireland #eosr

@emocourtopw #emocourt #neoclassical #architecturephotography #historichouses #visitlaois #laoisheritage #ireland🍀 #tourismireland #gtpics123 #canon_photos #canonmirrorless

Emo Court House: designed by renowned English architect Gandon for Dawson, 1st Earl of Portarlington. Beautiful buildings and wonderful parklands to go with it... managed by OPW. 📷 #canonireland #eosr

@emocourtopw #emocourt #neoclassical #architecturephotography #historichouses #visitlaois #laoisheritage #ireland🍀 #tourismireland #gtpics123 #canon_photos #canonmirrorless

29 4 30 June, 2019
Statue of Polymnia and purple flowers in beautiful @emocourtopw gardens. Polymnia was in greek mythology one of the nine Muses and patron of poetry, dance and song. 📷 #canoneosr and #24_105mm 
#laoistourism #laoisheritage #statue #ireland🍀 #visitireland #irelandancienteast #gtpics123 #mythology #greekgoddess #canonireland #canon_photos #canonmirrorless #canon_photography #canonphotography #tourism #canonglobal #liveforthestory #mycanon #mycanonstory #gardens #gardenphotography #canon

Statue of Polymnia and purple flowers in beautiful @emocourtopw gardens. Polymnia was in greek mythology one of the nine Muses and patron of poetry, dance and song. 📷 #canoneosr and #24_105mm
#laoistourism #laoisheritage #statue #ireland🍀 #visitireland #irelandancienteast #gtpics123 #mythology #greekgoddess #canonireland #canon_photos #canonmirrorless #canon_photography #canonphotography #tourism #canonglobal #liveforthestory #mycanon #mycanonstory #gardens #gardenphotography #canon

24 1 28 June, 2019
'The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife' by Daniel Maclise, with a great article in the latest #HistoryIreland To me, the castle is without a doubt the #rockofdunamase in Laois. #irishhistory #normancastle #strongbowandaoife #laois #laoisheritage

'The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife' by Daniel Maclise, with a great article in the latest #HistoryIreland To me, the castle is without a doubt the #rockofdunamase in Laois. #irishhistory #normancastle #strongbowandaoife #laois #laoisheritage

8 0 26 June, 2019
Home Education de-mystified 🤓 Treo Nua, Portlaoise, June 27th at 7.30 pm Info meeting plus Q&A . All welcome. For more info contact Paideia Education on Facebook . #treonua #portlaoise #laois #laoistoday #laoisnews #countylaois #laoisheritage #alternativeeducation #homeducation #midlands103 @laoistoday @laoisnews

Home Education de-mystified 🤓 Treo Nua, Portlaoise, June 27th at 7.30 pm Info meeting plus Q&A . All welcome. For more info contact Paideia Education on Facebook . #treonua #portlaoise #laois #laoistoday #laoisnews #countylaois #laoisheritage #alternativeeducation #homeducation #midlands103 @laoistoday @laoisnews

5 0 15 June, 2019
Home Education de-mystified 🤓 Treo Nua, Portlaoise, June 27th at 7.30 pm Info meeting plus Q&A . All welcome. For more info contact Paideia Education on Facebook . #treonua #portlaoise #laois #laoistoday #laoisnews #countylaois #laoisheritage #alternativeeducation #homeducation #midlands103 @laoistoday @laoisnews

Home Education de-mystified 🤓 Treo Nua, Portlaoise, June 27th at 7.30 pm Info meeting plus Q&A . All welcome. For more info contact Paideia Education on Facebook . #treonua #portlaoise #laois #laoistoday #laoisnews #countylaois #laoisheritage #alternativeeducation #homeducation #midlands103 @laoistoday @laoisnews

1 1 15 June, 2019
Amárach beidh mé ag priontáil trí scáileán i Mainistir Laoise le Cruinniú na nÓg.Draw, make stencils & screenprint by hand,can't wait to see what the kids come up with! 12 & 2pm 1 hr workshop. Contact @abbeyleixheritagehouse
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#MyCruinniú #CruinniúToCreate #laois #screenprinting #livescreening #laoisheritage #Gaeilge #creativekids #ealaín #teanga

Amárach beidh mé ag priontáil trí scáileán i Mainistir Laoise le Cruinniú na nÓg.Draw, make stencils & screenprint by hand,can't wait to see what the kids come up with! 12 & 2pm 1 hr workshop. Contact @abbeyleixheritagehouse
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#MyCruinniú #CruinniúToCreate #laois #screenprinting #livescreening #laoisheritage #Gaeilge #creativekids #ealaín #teanga

21 2 14 June, 2019
The Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally - August 24th & 25th 2019.
Discovering our history and heritage on vintage bikes!
#medievalkilkenny #laoisheritage #vintagecycling #kilkennyheritage #highnelly #highnellybike #vintage

The Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally - August 24th & 25th 2019.
Discovering our history and heritage on vintage bikes!
#medievalkilkenny #laoisheritage #vintagecycling #kilkennyheritage #highnelly #highnellybike #vintage

24 1 9 June, 2019
The icing on the cake to our first trip to @emocourtopw .
... finding out that it coincided with the recent opening of the first floor gallery rooms, now showing a stunning contemporary exhibition by @oliver.sears which will run over the summer months. As if you needed another reason to visit. .
You've got all the big hitters here: Hughie O'Donoghue, David Hockney, Nick Miller, Ed Miliano and Camille Souter, to name but a few. I shouldn't play favourites but I was bowled over by the wonderful 'Bloom. Emo' by Sasha Sykes: a folding screen in which flora from the grounds of the estate is pressed and held in-situ in an acrylic and resin screen, placed in front of the huge sash windows for the perfect effect. It's really beautiful. The bold 'Common History: Vanitas' by Michael Craig-Martin was another show-stopper for me and I also loved Michael Canning's tree sculpture, placed in the window to its best advantage. It's a seriously good collection of work and is worth a visit if you happen to be in the area. .
@laoistourism @laoisheritage @irelandsancienteast @irelandshiddenheartlands @discoverireland.ie .
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#laois #visitlaois #visitireland #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #laoisheritage #emocourt #irelandtravel #irishgardens #laoisgardentrail #laoisarts #irelandshiddenheartlands #discoverireland #heritageireland #naturelovers #naturephotography #irishcountryhouse #loveireland #irishart #irishcontemporaryart #irishgallery #oliversearsgallery

The icing on the cake to our first trip to @emocourtopw .
... finding out that it coincided with the recent opening of the first floor gallery rooms, now showing a stunning contemporary exhibition by @oliver.sears which will run over the summer months. As if you needed another reason to visit. .
You've got all the big hitters here: Hughie O'Donoghue, David Hockney, Nick Miller, Ed Miliano and Camille Souter, to name but a few. I shouldn't play favourites but I was bowled over by the wonderful 'Bloom. Emo' by Sasha Sykes: a folding screen in which flora from the grounds of the estate is pressed and held in-situ in an acrylic and resin screen, placed in front of the huge sash windows for the perfect effect. It's really beautiful. The bold 'Common History: Vanitas' by Michael Craig-Martin was another show-stopper for me and I also loved Michael Canning's tree sculpture, placed in the window to its best advantage. It's a seriously good collection of work and is worth a visit if you happen to be in the area. .
@laoistourism @laoisheritage @irelandsancienteast @irelandshiddenheartlands @discoverireland.ie .
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#laois #visitlaois #visitireland #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #laoisheritage #emocourt #irelandtravel #irishgardens #laoisgardentrail #laoisarts #irelandshiddenheartlands #discoverireland #heritageireland #naturelovers #naturephotography #irishcountryhouse #loveireland #irishart #irishcontemporaryart #irishgallery #oliversearsgallery

29 1 6 June, 2019
Cannot recommend the Big Dig highly enough. Thank you for being such a wonderful part of our festival!

Posted @withrepost • @discovervikingdublin Huge thanks to @timahoefestival for having @schoolofirisharchaeology and our Big Digs this weekend! ⚔️👷🏽‍♀️/ We hope you guys enjoyed it as much as we did! - hope to see to see you all next year for some more Big Digging, Viking coin-striking and pouch-making 🌟/ #schoolofirisharchaeology #theschoolofirisharchaeology #thebigdig #thebigdig2019 #archaeology #archaeologist #juniorarchaeologist #irisharchaeology #explorethepast #educatethefuture #wedigarchaeology #diganddiscover #excavation #heritage #history #historyhunters #livinghistory #timahoe #timahoeheritagefestival #laoisheritage #laois #failteireland #tourismireland #discoverireland #irelandsancienteast #vikings #viking #medieval #medievalireland

Cannot recommend the Big Dig highly enough. Thank you for being such a wonderful part of our festival!

Posted @withrepost@discovervikingdublin Huge thanks to @timahoefestival for having @schoolofirisharchaeology and our Big Digs this weekend! ⚔️👷🏽‍♀️/ We hope you guys enjoyed it as much as we did! - hope to see to see you all next year for some more Big Digging, Viking coin-striking and pouch-making 🌟/ #schoolofirisharchaeology #theschoolofirisharchaeology #thebigdig #thebigdig2019 #archaeology #archaeologist #juniorarchaeologist #irisharchaeology #explorethepast #educatethefuture #wedigarchaeology #diganddiscover #excavation #heritage #history #historyhunters #livinghistory #timahoe #timahoeheritagefestival #laoisheritage #laois #failteireland #tourismireland #discoverireland #irelandsancienteast #vikings #viking #medieval #medievalireland

34 1 5 June, 2019
A little taster of what you'll see if you take a tour of the house at the lovely @emocourtopw in Laois. .
It's seriously impressive with an eclectic mix of styles ranging from the elegantly Classical to the wild and ostentacious Rococo, right up to more traditional country-house style furnishings of the mid-20th century. It's worth taking a tour to see the striking Marble Salon or Rotunda room with a double-height dome and wonderful views up the avenue which is flanked on both sides by giant sequoia trees. That amazing brass chandelier is original 19th century and makes for an impressive centrepiece in the drawing room .
@laoistourism @laoisheritage @irelandsancienteast @irelandshiddenheartlands .
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#laois #visitlaois #visitireland #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #laoisheritage #emocourt #irelandtravel #irishgardens #laoisgardentrail #laoisarts #irelandshiddenheartlands #discoverireland #heritageireland #naturelovers #naturephotography #irishcountryhouse #loveireland #irishvacation

A little taster of what you'll see if you take a tour of the house at the lovely @emocourtopw in Laois. .
It's seriously impressive with an eclectic mix of styles ranging from the elegantly Classical to the wild and ostentacious Rococo, right up to more traditional country-house style furnishings of the mid-20th century. It's worth taking a tour to see the striking Marble Salon or Rotunda room with a double-height dome and wonderful views up the avenue which is flanked on both sides by giant sequoia trees. That amazing brass chandelier is original 19th century and makes for an impressive centrepiece in the drawing room .
@laoistourism @laoisheritage @irelandsancienteast @irelandshiddenheartlands .
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#laois #visitlaois #visitireland #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #laoisheritage #emocourt #irelandtravel #irishgardens #laoisgardentrail #laoisarts #irelandshiddenheartlands #discoverireland #heritageireland #naturelovers #naturephotography #irishcountryhouse #loveireland #irishvacation

34 1 5 June, 2019
@emocourtopw - another good reason to explore the midlands. .
Located just off the M7, a short distance from Portlaoise, this magnificent stately home stands tall on an impressive estate with grand formal gardens and beautiful woodland and lakeside walks. It's so peaceful walking under an umbrella of lush greenery with splashes of colour from a variety of plants and shrubs. A little piece of heaven. 
The house was designed by James Gandon who was responsible for some of the most iconic buildings in Dublin: The Four Courts, the Custom House and King's Inn. And the good news is, Emo Court is now open to the public again for the summer months but the house is accessible only by guided tour. It's worth it to get a peak of the grand interior of the house, especially the Rotunda room, and to hear a little about the history of the estate. .
@laoistourism @laoisheritage @irelandsancienteast @irelandshiddenheartlands @experiencinglaois @laoispeople .
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#laois #visitlaois #visitireland #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #laoisheritage #emocourt #irelandtravel #irishgardens #laoisgardentrail #laoisarts #irelandshiddenheartlands #discoverireland #heritageireland #naturelovers #naturephotography #irishcountryhouse #loveireland

@emocourtopw - another good reason to explore the midlands. .
Located just off the M7, a short distance from Portlaoise, this magnificent stately home stands tall on an impressive estate with grand formal gardens and beautiful woodland and lakeside walks. It's so peaceful walking under an umbrella of lush greenery with splashes of colour from a variety of plants and shrubs. A little piece of heaven.
The house was designed by James Gandon who was responsible for some of the most iconic buildings in Dublin: The Four Courts, the Custom House and King's Inn. And the good news is, Emo Court is now open to the public again for the summer months but the house is accessible only by guided tour. It's worth it to get a peak of the grand interior of the house, especially the Rotunda room, and to hear a little about the history of the estate. .
@laoistourism @laoisheritage @irelandsancienteast @irelandshiddenheartlands @experiencinglaois @laoispeople .
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#laois #visitlaois #visitireland #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #laoisheritage #emocourt #irelandtravel #irishgardens #laoisgardentrail #laoisarts #irelandshiddenheartlands #discoverireland #heritageireland #naturelovers #naturephotography #irishcountryhouse #loveireland

46 2 4 June, 2019
A survivor from the battle at timahoe #thf2019 Try make a vist over tge weekend..
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#thf #laoistourism #laoisheritage #festivalfashion #festivallife

A survivor from the battle at timahoe #thf2019 Try make a vist over tge weekend..
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#thf #laoistourism #laoisheritage #festivalfashion #festivallife

16 1 1 June, 2019
Site of Kilcolmanbane medieval church and graveyard. Founded by St Colman Ban. Such an interesting place to visit, just outside Portlaoise.
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#visitlaois #laoisheritage #laoistourism #archaeology #discoverireland #church #medieval #laoispeople #holidayinireland #irelandsancientseast

Site of Kilcolmanbane medieval church and graveyard. Founded by St Colman Ban. Such an interesting place to visit, just outside Portlaoise.
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#visitlaois #laoisheritage #laoistourism #archaeology #discoverireland #church #medieval #laoispeople #holidayinireland #irelandsancientseast

7 0 30 May, 2019
Posted @withrepost • @cahilleoin Saint Mochua established a monastery here in the 7th century. There are some early historical references to the site – a church was burned here in 919, while there was a murder in the doorway of another church in 1019. It was burned in 1142, and refounded by the O'Mores. There was a monastic community here as late as 1650.
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#visitireland #heritagecouncil #laoisheritage #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #loves_ireland

Posted @withrepost@cahilleoin Saint Mochua established a monastery here in the 7th century. There are some early historical references to the site – a church was burned here in 919, while there was a murder in the doorway of another church in 1019. It was burned in 1142, and refounded by the O'Mores. There was a monastic community here as late as 1650.
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#visitireland #heritagecouncil #laoisheritage #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #loves_ireland

18 0 27 May, 2019
Saint Mochua established a monastery here in the 7th century. There are some early historical references to the site – a church was burned here in 919, while there was a murder in the doorway of another church in 1019. It was burned in 1142, and refounded by the O'Mores. There was a monastic community here as late as 1650.
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#visitireland #heritagecouncil #laoisheritage #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #loves_ireland

Saint Mochua established a monastery here in the 7th century. There are some early historical references to the site – a church was burned here in 919, while there was a murder in the doorway of another church in 1019. It was burned in 1142, and refounded by the O'Mores. There was a monastic community here as late as 1650.
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#visitireland #heritagecouncil #laoisheritage #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #loves_ireland

14 3 27 May, 2019
The Bulfin Heritage Cycle at Emo Court, in 2018.
This year we are exploring our medieval past, in Laois and Kilkenny. Aghaboe Abbey and St. Canice’s Cathedral will be among the many amazing heritage sites we will visit along the route. 
#medievalkilkenny #kilkennyheritage #laoishistory #laoisheritage #vintagecycling #highnelly #exploringthepast

The Bulfin Heritage Cycle at Emo Court, in 2018.
This year we are exploring our medieval past, in Laois and Kilkenny. Aghaboe Abbey and St. Canice’s Cathedral will be among the many amazing heritage sites we will visit along the route.
#medievalkilkenny #kilkennyheritage #laoishistory #laoisheritage #vintagecycling #highnelly #exploringthepast

23 0 25 May, 2019
A couple of our bikes outside Emo Court, on last year’s Bulfin Heritage Cycle. 
We are stepping back in time again on August 24th and 25th, exploring the medieval history of Laois and Kilkenny!
Why not join us? All you need is a bike! The older the better!
@medievalmilemuseum #vintagecycling #laoisheritage #laoishistory #kilkennyheritage #medievalkilkenny #highnelly

A couple of our bikes outside Emo Court, on last year’s Bulfin Heritage Cycle.
We are stepping back in time again on August 24th and 25th, exploring the medieval history of Laois and Kilkenny!
Why not join us? All you need is a bike! The older the better!
@medievalmilemuseum #vintagecycling #laoisheritage #laoishistory #kilkennyheritage #medievalkilkenny #highnelly

22 0 22 May, 2019
Taking a break from the cycling to take part in the Return of the Seven Septs pageant, on the Rock of Dunamase, during the Bulfin Heritage Cycle, last year.
#vintagecycling #pageant #laoisheritage #laois #highnelly #drumming

Taking a break from the cycling to take part in the Return of the Seven Septs pageant, on the Rock of Dunamase, during the Bulfin Heritage Cycle, last year.
#vintagecycling #pageant #laoisheritage #laois #highnelly #drumming

13 0 21 May, 2019
Scene from the Return of the Seven Septs of Laois Pageant, on the Rock of Dunamase, at last year’s Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally.
#vintagecycling #bulfinheritagecycle #pageant #laoishistory #laoisheritage #laois

Scene from the Return of the Seven Septs of Laois Pageant, on the Rock of Dunamase, at last year’s Bulfin Heritage Cycle Rally.
#vintagecycling #bulfinheritagecycle #pageant #laoishistory #laoisheritage #laois

25 1 21 May, 2019
The O'Mores, Silken Thomas, John of the Pike, Pierce Butler. These are just a few of the significant historical figures associated with this fabulous 15th century castle.
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#visitlaois #castle #laoisheritage #irelandsancienteast #laoistourism #archaeological #archaeologist #architecturephotography #laoisnews #irelandtourism #failteireland #insta_ireland #loves_ireland #inspireland #instaireland

The O'Mores, Silken Thomas, John of the Pike, Pierce Butler. These are just a few of the significant historical figures associated with this fabulous 15th century castle.
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#visitlaois #castle #laoisheritage #irelandsancienteast #laoistourism #archaeological #archaeologist #architecturephotography #laoisnews #irelandtourism #failteireland #insta_ireland #loves_ireland #inspireland #instaireland

35 7 21 May, 2019
Continuing my research on Kevin Christopher O'Higgins. Looking forward to giving a talk on his political life for Heritage week in Portlaoise Library. #irishresearcher #loveirishresearch #ruaresearch #laoishistory #laoisheritage

Continuing my research on Kevin Christopher O'Higgins. Looking forward to giving a talk on his political life for Heritage week in Portlaoise Library. #irishresearcher #loveirishresearch #ruaresearch #laoishistory #laoisheritage

9 1 21 May, 2019
A very opinionated man. Rev Dr Cahill collection of letters, from Arles Queens county 1818.
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 #laoisheritage #arles #laoistourism #heritage #books #library #history #cahill #literature #antique

A very opinionated man. Rev Dr Cahill collection of letters, from Arles Queens county 1818.
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#laoisheritage #arles #laoistourism #heritage #books #library #history #cahill #literature #antique

11 0 19 May, 2019
A may sunset in Emo court.
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#sunsets #visitlaois #emo #sky #laoisheritage #laoistourism

A may sunset in Emo court.
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#sunsets #visitlaois #emo #sky #laoisheritage #laoistourism

12 1 15 May, 2019
Painting the past from an old Polorid photo. J.Bergin's or fondly known as the Horseshoe Abbeyleix. Still a good pint there today!
#ephraimartstudio #DarrenGraham #Abbeyleix #irishartists #laoisheritage #ireland #watercolour #watercolours #watercolorpainting

Painting the past from an old Polorid photo. J.Bergin's or fondly known as the Horseshoe Abbeyleix. Still a good pint there today!
#ephraimartstudio #DarrenGraham #Abbeyleix #irishartists #laoisheritage #ireland #watercolour #watercolours #watercolorpainting

17 1 9 May, 2019
Amazing stone carving hidden away in the #abbey at #timahoe. @timahoefestival I'd love to  hear the stories behind this.
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#visitlaois #heritagecouncil #laoisheritage  #laoistourism #archaeologist

Amazing stone carving hidden away in the #abbey at #timahoe. @timahoefestival I'd love to hear the stories behind this.
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#visitlaois #heritagecouncil #laoisheritage #laoistourism #archaeologist

11 0 7 May, 2019
A view of Dunamase or The Rock of Dunamase. The Rock was a defensive stronghold dating from the early Hiberno-Norman period and commands views across to the Slieve Bloom Mountains. 📷@canonuk #eosr and 24-105mm

#laoistourism #laoisheritage #irelandhiddenheartlands #dunamase #ruins #landscapephotography #gtpics123 #canon_photos #canon_photography #canon #mycanon #mycanonstory #liveforthestory #canoneosr #mirrorlesscamera #teamcanon #canonitalia #canonireland #canonuk

A view of Dunamase or The Rock of Dunamase. The Rock was a defensive stronghold dating from the early Hiberno-Norman period and commands views across to the Slieve Bloom Mountains. 📷@canonuk #eosr and 24-105mm

#laoistourism #laoisheritage #irelandhiddenheartlands #dunamase #ruins #landscapephotography #gtpics123 #canon_photos #canon_photography #canon #mycanon #mycanonstory #liveforthestory #canoneosr #mirrorlesscamera #teamcanon #canonitalia #canonireland #canonuk

58 5 30 April, 2019
I don't know when Kilcolmanbane church was built, probably 14th or 15th century. Looking at this, you really can appreciate the time and effort that went into the fine details. #aincenteast #visitlaois #craft #laoisheritage #laoistourism #churchs #archaeologist

I don't know when Kilcolmanbane church was built, probably 14th or 15th century. Looking at this, you really can appreciate the time and effort that went into the fine details. #aincenteast #visitlaois #craft #laoisheritage #laoistourism #churchs #archaeologist

11 0 28 April, 2019
Such a beautiful place. Kilcolmanbane church, #laois is littered with historical gems. #visitlaois . #laoisheritage @laoistourism #aincenteast #churchs #theroadlesstraveled

Such a beautiful place. Kilcolmanbane church, #laois is littered with historical gems. #visitlaois . #laoisheritage @laoistourism #aincenteast #churchs #theroadlesstraveled

16 0 28 April, 2019
The Vikings are coming!!!
The Viking Festival - Timahoe’s first heritage festival, takes place on June 1st & 2nd 2019, remembering the events of 919, when Viking raiders, attacked the monastic settlement, in the Co. Laois village.
#irishheritage #LaoisHeritage @irelandsancienteast #timahoeheritagefestival #irishhistory #vikings #VikingFestival #VikingHistory

The Vikings are coming!!!
The Viking Festival - Timahoe’s first heritage festival, takes place on June 1st & 2nd 2019, remembering the events of 919, when Viking raiders, attacked the monastic settlement, in the Co. Laois village.
#irishheritage #LaoisHeritage @irelandsancienteast #timahoeheritagefestival #irishhistory #vikings #VikingFestival #VikingHistory

21 0 20 hours ago
The view from the great hall at dunamase. I suppose it would have been Forest as far as the eyes could see back when Strongbow was courting Aoife #laoisheritage #visitlaois #discoverireland #irishhistoryandheritage #visitireland #irelandsancienteast #thefullirish_ #laoistourism #normaninvasion

The view from the great hall at dunamase. I suppose it would have been Forest as far as the eyes could see back when Strongbow was courting Aoife #laoisheritage #visitlaois #discoverireland #irishhistoryandheritage #visitireland #irelandsancienteast #thefullirish_ #laoistourism #normaninvasion

14 0 1 April, 2019
The beautiful fisherman's inn in fisherstown co. Laois. #visitlaois #visitireland #laoisheritage #laoistourism #guinness #bestpint #countrypub

The beautiful fisherman's inn in fisherstown co. Laois. #visitlaois #visitireland #laoisheritage #laoistourism #guinness #bestpint #countrypub

19 1 31 March, 2019

Top #laoisheritage posts

Emo Court House: designed by renowned English architect Gandon for Dawson, 1st Earl of Portarlington. Beautiful buildings and wonderful parklands to go with it... managed by OPW. 📷 #canonireland #eosr

@emocourtopw #emocourt #neoclassical #architecturephotography #historichouses #visitlaois #laoisheritage #ireland🍀 #tourismireland #gtpics123 #canon_photos #canonmirrorless

Emo Court House: designed by renowned English architect Gandon for Dawson, 1st Earl of Portarlington. Beautiful buildings and wonderful parklands to go with it... managed by OPW. 📷 #canonireland #eosr

@emocourtopw #emocourt #neoclassical #architecturephotography #historichouses #visitlaois #laoisheritage #ireland🍀 #tourismireland #gtpics123 #canon_photos #canonmirrorless

29 4 30 June, 2019
Statue of Polymnia and purple flowers in beautiful @emocourtopw gardens. Polymnia was in greek mythology one of the nine Muses and patron of poetry, dance and song. 📷 #canoneosr and #24_105mm 
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Statue of Polymnia and purple flowers in beautiful @emocourtopw gardens. Polymnia was in greek mythology one of the nine Muses and patron of poetry, dance and song. 📷 #canoneosr and #24_105mm
#laoistourism #laoisheritage #statue #ireland🍀 #visitireland #irelandancienteast #gtpics123 #mythology #greekgoddess #canonireland #canon_photos #canonmirrorless #canon_photography #canonphotography #tourism #canonglobal #liveforthestory #mycanon #mycanonstory #gardens #gardenphotography #canon

24 1 28 June, 2019
The icing on the cake to our first trip to @emocourtopw .
... finding out that it coincided with the recent opening of the first floor gallery rooms, now showing a stunning contemporary exhibition by @oliver.sears which will run over the summer months. As if you needed another reason to visit. .
You've got all the big hitters here: Hughie O'Donoghue, David Hockney, Nick Miller, Ed Miliano and Camille Souter, to name but a few. I shouldn't play favourites but I was bowled over by the wonderful 'Bloom. Emo' by Sasha Sykes: a folding screen in which flora from the grounds of the estate is pressed and held in-situ in an acrylic and resin screen, placed in front of the huge sash windows for the perfect effect. It's really beautiful. The bold 'Common History: Vanitas' by Michael Craig-Martin was another show-stopper for me and I also loved Michael Canning's tree sculpture, placed in the window to its best advantage. It's a seriously good collection of work and is worth a visit if you happen to be in the area. .
@laoistourism @laoisheritage @irelandsancienteast @irelandshiddenheartlands @discoverireland.ie .
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#laois #visitlaois #visitireland #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #laoisheritage #emocourt #irelandtravel #irishgardens #laoisgardentrail #laoisarts #irelandshiddenheartlands #discoverireland #heritageireland #naturelovers #naturephotography #irishcountryhouse #loveireland #irishart #irishcontemporaryart #irishgallery #oliversearsgallery

The icing on the cake to our first trip to @emocourtopw .
... finding out that it coincided with the recent opening of the first floor gallery rooms, now showing a stunning contemporary exhibition by @oliver.sears which will run over the summer months. As if you needed another reason to visit. .
You've got all the big hitters here: Hughie O'Donoghue, David Hockney, Nick Miller, Ed Miliano and Camille Souter, to name but a few. I shouldn't play favourites but I was bowled over by the wonderful 'Bloom. Emo' by Sasha Sykes: a folding screen in which flora from the grounds of the estate is pressed and held in-situ in an acrylic and resin screen, placed in front of the huge sash windows for the perfect effect. It's really beautiful. The bold 'Common History: Vanitas' by Michael Craig-Martin was another show-stopper for me and I also loved Michael Canning's tree sculpture, placed in the window to its best advantage. It's a seriously good collection of work and is worth a visit if you happen to be in the area. .
@laoistourism @laoisheritage @irelandsancienteast @irelandshiddenheartlands @discoverireland.ie .
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#laois #visitlaois #visitireland #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #laoisheritage #emocourt #irelandtravel #irishgardens #laoisgardentrail #laoisarts #irelandshiddenheartlands #discoverireland #heritageireland #naturelovers #naturephotography #irishcountryhouse #loveireland #irishart #irishcontemporaryart #irishgallery #oliversearsgallery

29 1 6 June, 2019
A little taster of what you'll see if you take a tour of the house at the lovely @emocourtopw in Laois. .
It's seriously impressive with an eclectic mix of styles ranging from the elegantly Classical to the wild and ostentacious Rococo, right up to more traditional country-house style furnishings of the mid-20th century. It's worth taking a tour to see the striking Marble Salon or Rotunda room with a double-height dome and wonderful views up the avenue which is flanked on both sides by giant sequoia trees. That amazing brass chandelier is original 19th century and makes for an impressive centrepiece in the drawing room .
@laoistourism @laoisheritage @irelandsancienteast @irelandshiddenheartlands .
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#laois #visitlaois #visitireland #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #laoisheritage #emocourt #irelandtravel #irishgardens #laoisgardentrail #laoisarts #irelandshiddenheartlands #discoverireland #heritageireland #naturelovers #naturephotography #irishcountryhouse #loveireland #irishvacation

A little taster of what you'll see if you take a tour of the house at the lovely @emocourtopw in Laois. .
It's seriously impressive with an eclectic mix of styles ranging from the elegantly Classical to the wild and ostentacious Rococo, right up to more traditional country-house style furnishings of the mid-20th century. It's worth taking a tour to see the striking Marble Salon or Rotunda room with a double-height dome and wonderful views up the avenue which is flanked on both sides by giant sequoia trees. That amazing brass chandelier is original 19th century and makes for an impressive centrepiece in the drawing room .
@laoistourism @laoisheritage @irelandsancienteast @irelandshiddenheartlands .
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#laois #visitlaois #visitireland #laoistourism #irelandsancienteast #laoisheritage #emocourt #irelandtravel #irishgardens #laoisgardentrail #laoisarts #irelandshiddenheartlands #discoverireland #heritageireland #naturelovers #naturephotography #irishcountryhouse #loveireland #irishvacation

34 1 5 June, 2019
Twin Trees Festival Ballinakill 2019
Ballinakill, Co. Laois will host its inaugural ‘Twin Trees’ festival this year with a strongfocus on the ‘En Plein Air’ outdoor painting event, tutored by established artists Jock Nichol and Bridget Flannery. The festival is inspired by the 150th anniversary of Sir Edward Lutyens, the celebrated garden designer who created the exquisite formal garden at Heywood Gardens, minutes from the village of Ballinakill. The festival will take place during Heritage Week 2019, on August 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th. On Saturday we are delighted to welcome some direct descendants of Sir Edward Lutyens and also of the original owner of Heywood gardens to give a presentation on the history of  the house and gardens. Sunday the 25th promises to be a unique day hosted on the spectacular lawn at Heywood Gardens. There will be a range of interesting activities and events that promises to be a little different from the usual to delight all ages. 
#heywoodgardens #twintrees #ballinakill #twintreesfestival #laoistourism #laoisheritage #lutyens #lutyens150 @laoistoday @nationalheritageweek @theheritagecouncil @irelandsancienteast

Twin Trees Festival Ballinakill 2019
Ballinakill, Co. Laois will host its inaugural ‘Twin Trees’ festival this year with a strongfocus on the ‘En Plein Air’ outdoor painting event, tutored by established artists Jock Nichol and Bridget Flannery. The festival is inspired by the 150th anniversary of Sir Edward Lutyens, the celebrated garden designer who created the exquisite formal garden at Heywood Gardens, minutes from the village of Ballinakill. The festival will take place during Heritage Week 2019, on August 22nd, 23rd, 24th and 25th. On Saturday we are delighted to welcome some direct descendants of Sir Edward Lutyens and also of the original owner of Heywood gardens to give a presentation on the history of the house and gardens. Sunday the 25th promises to be a unique day hosted on the spectacular lawn at Heywood Gardens. There will be a range of interesting activities and events that promises to be a little different from the usual to delight all ages.
#heywoodgardens #twintrees #ballinakill #twintreesfestival #laoistourism #laoisheritage #lutyens #lutyens150 @laoistoday @nationalheritageweek @theheritagecouncil @irelandsancienteast

11 0 16 March, 2019