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From ancient festivals in the Slieve Bloom Mountains to modern day merry-making, Laois has enjoyed a party more than most for thousands of years. With over 60 events happening each month , you are most definitely invited to celebrate with us.
And from major international music weekends to local fiestas covering everything from scarecrows and storytelling, to drama and literature, you’re sure to find your tribe. For the outdoor enthusiast there’s weekly guided walks, runs and cycles. Come join us as we celebrate the length and breadth of the county – morning, noon, and night…

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Historical Culture Night Events: A Tour of Emo Court

22nd September @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Looking for a free family-friendly historical event for Culture Night 2023? Look no further than Emo Court and Parklands in Laois! 

Historical Culture Night Events: A Tour of Emo Court

On Culture Night 2023 Emo Court will host a free Interior Guided tour of the historical house, with tour guides dressed in period costumes. This will be a chance to get a look inside one of the most famous houses in Laois, and will be a great day out for all the family to enjoy.

As well as the tour, visitors to Emo Court can enjoy the lake and woodland walks or a meander through the gardens before relaxing in the charming tearooms.

Just an hour from Dublin in the shadow of the Slieve Blooms mountains, Emo Court is a stunning estate rich in history and natural beauty. From its design by world renowned  architect James Gandon in 1790, to famous tenants such as the Earls of  Portarlington. This house has a plethora of history that is waiting to be discovered!

Looking for more events in Laois? You’ll find a list of the top arts attractions here. And you can check out the full range of events in our handy What’s On guide!


22nd September
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm