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We have released more tickets to GROUND OUT taking place this Friday night! Register for your FREE tickets via link in bio but hurry as there is limited availability
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We have released more tickets to GROUND OUT taking place this Friday night! Register for your FREE tickets via link in bio but hurry as there is limited availability
#emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #irishcountryhouses #irishmusic

16 0 16 July, 2019
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Emo Court being bequeathed to the nation, the Oliver Sears Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of contemporary Still Life to mark the inaugural opening of the first floor Gallery Rooms of the house.

This newly conserved grand Georgian space is host to a collection of some 60 contemporary works by, among others, Peter Blake, Michael Craig-Martin, David Hockney, Hughie O’Donoghue,  Camille Souter, Amelia Stein and Sasha Sykes. 'In Living Memory' brings a selection of artists and artworks, both national and international, to the midlands for visitors to engage with during the summer months.

Emo Court was once home to a spectacular art collection, assembled over generations by the Dawson-Damer family, Earls of Portarlington. Old Master paintings including works by Van Dyck, Rubens, Breughel, Giorgione and Guido Reni and later works by Angelica Kauffman and Canaletto all hung in the Picture Gallery and throughout the House. When Major Cholmeley Harrison acquired Emo Court in 1969, he furnished the house with his art collection. These artworks were later acquired by the OPW when the house was bequeathed to the nation. 
It is against this background and inspired by this history that Oliver Sears Gallery, in association with the OPW, presents the inaugural exhibition of contemporary Still Life artworks at the newly conserved Gallery Rooms at Emo Court. 
This exhibition is Free to visit and is open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm (last admission 5:00pm) until 30th October 2019. A catalogue is available to accompany the exhibition.

#emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland #tour #ireland #gardens @irelandsancienteast  #artireland @laoistourism

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Emo Court being bequeathed to the nation, the Oliver Sears Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of contemporary Still Life to mark the inaugural opening of the first floor Gallery Rooms of the house.

This newly conserved grand Georgian space is host to a collection of some 60 contemporary works by, among others, Peter Blake, Michael Craig-Martin, David Hockney, Hughie O’Donoghue, Camille Souter, Amelia Stein and Sasha Sykes. 'In Living Memory' brings a selection of artists and artworks, both national and international, to the midlands for visitors to engage with during the summer months.

Emo Court was once home to a spectacular art collection, assembled over generations by the Dawson-Damer family, Earls of Portarlington. Old Master paintings including works by Van Dyck, Rubens, Breughel, Giorgione and Guido Reni and later works by Angelica Kauffman and Canaletto all hung in the Picture Gallery and throughout the House. When Major Cholmeley Harrison acquired Emo Court in 1969, he furnished the house with his art collection. These artworks were later acquired by the OPW when the house was bequeathed to the nation.
It is against this background and inspired by this history that Oliver Sears Gallery, in association with the OPW, presents the inaugural exhibition of contemporary Still Life artworks at the newly conserved Gallery Rooms at Emo Court.
This exhibition is Free to visit and is open daily from 10:00am to 6:00pm (last admission 5:00pm) until 30th October 2019. A catalogue is available to accompany the exhibition.

#emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland #tour #ireland #gardens @irelandsancienteast #artireland @laoistourism

35 0 26 June, 2019
Did you know? The saviour of Emo Court was a man who would eventually donate it to the nation. In 1969, on his way to the Curragh to see the Irish Derby, Major Cholmeley Dering Cholmeley-Harrison saw the sale notices up for Emo and announced to his companions that he thought he would buy it. "You must be mad" was their rejoinder.🐴🐴 He diverted to see the house, fell in love with the place and was able to acquire the property from the Jesuits for around £40,000. Luckily he embarked on a restoration putting right all the wrong the Jesuits had done when they took over the house in the 1920's. 
Major Cholmeley Harrison's long and enlightened restoration was carried out by the London architectural firm of Sir Albert Richardson & Partners, but using mostly local craftsmen. He died just of his 100th birthday and continued to live at Emo Court right up until his death. He is considered a significant benefactor to the people of Ireland as he bought, restored and presented to the State one of our most important country houses. #emocourt #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland #tour #ireland #gardens @irelandsancienteast #laoistourism #irishcountryhouses

Did you know? The saviour of Emo Court was a man who would eventually donate it to the nation. In 1969, on his way to the Curragh to see the Irish Derby, Major Cholmeley Dering Cholmeley-Harrison saw the sale notices up for Emo and announced to his companions that he thought he would buy it. "You must be mad" was their rejoinder.🐴🐴 He diverted to see the house, fell in love with the place and was able to acquire the property from the Jesuits for around £40,000. Luckily he embarked on a restoration putting right all the wrong the Jesuits had done when they took over the house in the 1920's.
Major Cholmeley Harrison's long and enlightened restoration was carried out by the London architectural firm of Sir Albert Richardson & Partners, but using mostly local craftsmen. He died just of his 100th birthday and continued to live at Emo Court right up until his death. He is considered a significant benefactor to the people of Ireland as he bought, restored and presented to the State one of our most important country houses. #emocourt #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland #tour #ireland #gardens @irelandsancienteast #laoistourism #irishcountryhouses

74 3 18 June, 2019
Why not take a walk through the grounds this weekend or take a guided tour? We are open from all weekend from 8.30am to 8.30pm with access to the house through a guided tour from 10am each day. You can also start the day off with a delicious coffee and breakfast in our Tea Rooms or lunch/afternoon tea! Remember kids under 12 go free for our guided tours. #emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland#travel #laoistourism #portlaoise #kidstime @mykidstime @irelandsancienteast

Why not take a walk through the grounds this weekend or take a guided tour? We are open from all weekend from 8.30am to 8.30pm with access to the house through a guided tour from 10am each day. You can also start the day off with a delicious coffee and breakfast in our Tea Rooms or lunch/afternoon tea! Remember kids under 12 go free for our guided tours. #emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #laoistourism #portlaoise #kidstime @mykidstime @irelandsancienteast

37 0 14 June, 2019
WIN WIN WIN! 
Enter our fantastic COMPETITION. This fabulous prize includes one night bed and breakfast in the The Heritage Killenard plus a delicious afternoon tea, a picnic hamper and a private guided tour of Emo Court!

Simply enter online via link in bio #emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland #tour #ireland #gardens

WIN WIN WIN!
Enter our fantastic COMPETITION. This fabulous prize includes one night bed and breakfast in the The Heritage Killenard plus a delicious afternoon tea, a picnic hamper and a private guided tour of Emo Court!

Simply enter online via link in bio #emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland #tour #ireland #gardens

32 1 1 June, 2019
We are delighted to attend Bloom this year on the OPW Heritage Services stand. Why not drop in over the weekend and pick up a copy of our new leaflet. You can also check out all our Events, Exhibitions and Tours on our website! #emocourt #laoistourism #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland #tour #ireland #gardens

We are delighted to attend Bloom this year on the OPW Heritage Services stand. Why not drop in over the weekend and pick up a copy of our new leaflet. You can also check out all our Events, Exhibitions and Tours on our website! #emocourt #laoistourism #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland #tour #ireland #gardens

24 0 31 May, 2019
Any plans for the weekend? Why not join one of our experienced guides for a tour through the newly refurbished house! Children under 12 go free! Learn more via link in bio #emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland #tour #ireland #gardens @irelandsancienteast @laoistourism @laoisheritage

Any plans for the weekend? Why not join one of our experienced guides for a tour through the newly refurbished house! Children under 12 go free! Learn more via link in bio #emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland #tour #ireland #gardens @irelandsancienteast @laoistourism @laoisheritage

44 0 31 May, 2019
The entrance hall is welcoming in blue with two classical urns on view which were commissioned by Major Chomeley-Harrison. 
The plasterwork on the ceiling of this room depicts rivulets of oak leaves, in keeping with the numerous oak trees on the estate. Discover it for yourself. Full details in link in bio. 
#emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland

The entrance hall is welcoming in blue with two classical urns on view which were commissioned by Major Chomeley-Harrison.
The plasterwork on the ceiling of this room depicts rivulets of oak leaves, in keeping with the numerous oak trees on the estate. Discover it for yourself. Full details in link in bio.
#emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland

38 2 29 May, 2019
Ceiling goals 🙌 explore Emo Court for yourself this weekend! Open from 8.30am until 8.30pm. Adults €8, Senior Citizens €6, Students €4 and Under 12's go free! #emocourt #laoistourism #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland

Ceiling goals 🙌 explore Emo Court for yourself this weekend! Open from 8.30am until 8.30pm. Adults €8, Senior Citizens €6, Students €4 and Under 12's go free! #emocourt #laoistourism #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland

29 1 29 May, 2019
The team at Emo Court & Parklands would like to thank everyone who took the time to visit us for the official opening in Sunday and helped us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Emo Court being bequeathed to the Nation by Major Cholmeley Harrison. 
We also celebrated the opening of our new Exhibition Gallery which is located in the beautifully restored first floor of Emo Court.

You can view all our upcoming Events, Exhibitions and Tours online (link in bio) #emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland

The team at Emo Court & Parklands would like to thank everyone who took the time to visit us for the official opening in Sunday and helped us celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Emo Court being bequeathed to the Nation by Major Cholmeley Harrison.
We also celebrated the opening of our new Exhibition Gallery which is located in the beautifully restored first floor of Emo Court.

You can view all our upcoming Events, Exhibitions and Tours online (link in bio) #emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland

28 1 28 May, 2019
The view through the Rotunda window at Emo Court & Parklands, Emo, Co. Laois. You can view all our Events, Exhibitions & Tours online link in bio #emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland

The view through the Rotunda window at Emo Court & Parklands, Emo, Co. Laois. You can view all our Events, Exhibitions & Tours online link in bio #emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland

34 1 26 May, 2019
The Rotunda room was inspired  by the Pantheon and is a key feature of the mansion and also the way into two of the major rooms and out to the garden. It was completed in about 1860 by the Dublin architect William Caldbeck, it is two storeys high, surmounted by a dome which extends above the roof line of the rest of the house.

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#emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland

The Rotunda room was inspired by the Pantheon and is a key feature of the mansion and also the way into two of the major rooms and out to the garden. It was completed in about 1860 by the Dublin architect William Caldbeck, it is two storeys high, surmounted by a dome which extends above the roof line of the rest of the house.

@irelandsancienteast

#emocourt #Laois #irelandtravel #irelandsancienteast #instaireland #travel #travelireland

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