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Emo Court and Parklands
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Emo Court is a country villa designed by architect James Gandon (1743-1823), best known for his great public buildings, including the Custom House and the Four Courts in Dublin. The house is a magnificent example of the neo-Classical style, reflecting the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens and parkland which were first laid out in the 18th century and contain formal lawns, a lake and woodland walks with many very fine trees and shrubs.
Full Information http://www.opw.ie/en/ +353 (0) 57-8626573
Fruitlawn Garden
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Walled-in garden of approximately 1 acre with richly planted perennial borders containing many unusual plants, Hornbeam tunnel, orchard, fruit and vegetable garden, oak copse, yew hedges, beautiful climbing roses and many other lovely trees and shrubs.
Full Information http://www.arthurshackleton.com/ +353 (0) 57-8730146
Gash Gardens
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A hidden treasure trove of interesting and unusual plants in an enchanting and tranquil setting.
Full Information http://www.gashgardens.ie/ +353 (0) 87-2728337 / +353 (0) 57-8732247
Gortalee Gardens
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Colourful and intriguing gardens with Woodland and Herbaceous planting. Designed and begun in 2009 by Hazel Luskin Glennon challenged by her husband, the late Brendan Glennon to design a garden of 0.6 of an acre with no lawns for him to mow, she has turned a Turnip field into a lovely garden.
Heywood Gardens
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50 acres of woodland, lakes and formal gardens including the sunken garden designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Heywood Gardens is the site of two garden types: the great park created by Frederick Trench in the late 1700s and the small interlocked formal gardens created by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll in the early 1900s. Perfect for a family day out.
Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum
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The Irish Fly Fishing and Game Shooting Museum explores 300 years of hunting and fishing in Ireland. It is a treat for anyone interested in country life.
Full Information http://www.irishflycraft.com/ 057 873 6112 or 086 315 3088
Kavanaghs Bar and Venue
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You'll find the best of Live Entertainment and Sport in Kavanaghs every week. From local to international acts they all take in a performance in Kavanaghs as part of their national tours.
Full Information http:// www.kavanaghsportlaoise.com 05786 21744
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Once known as the Manchester of Ireland, Mountmellick is a town of fine buildings and the home of a uniquely Irish textile art, Mountmellick Work. The foundation of the town was laid by members of the Society of Friends, also known as Quakers. In 1659, William Edmundson settled in Mountmellick and started a tannery. Other Quakers set up malting, brewing, spinning and weaving enterprises. Weaving became one of the town’s major industries. By the mid- 1700s, Mountmellick was a leading centre of textile production in Ireland.
Full Information http://www.mountmellickdevelopment.com/ +353 (0)57 862 4525
Mountmellick Museum
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The main focus of the Museum is to conserve and display original pieces of Mountmellick Work (Embroidery) and to protect the memory of Mountmellick’s rich Quaker industrial past.
Pairc Spraoi na hAbhann - Portarlington
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This conveniently located playground includes: Flying fox; climbing web, wishing well balancing beams, springers, swings, a basket swing, extensive sand and water play area for younger children and a picnic area.