A Neo-Classical mansion, Emo Court House was designed by the architect James Gandon in 1790 for the Earls of Portarlington. It was the largest enclosed estate in Ireland after the Phoenix Park in Dublin. During the 1980s it was lovingly restored by Major Cholmeley Harrison who gifted the house and gardens to the Irish State in 1995.

Open: Emo Court is closed until 2021 for restoration works.
The gardens remain open.

Open: Emo Court is closed until 2021 for restoration works.
The gardens remain open.

A Neo-Classical mansion, Emo Court House was designed by the architect James Gandon in 1790 for the Earls of Portarlington. It was the largest enclosed estate in Ireland after the Phoenix Park in Dublin. During the 1980s it was lovingly restored by Major Cholmeley Harrison who gifted the house and gardens to the Irish State in 1995.

Damer House, built in 1722 and named for local merchant John Damer, shares its grounds with a magnificent stone motte castle dating from the 1280s in Rosrea Town Centre. Facing demolition in 1970 it was saved by the Irish Georgian Society and now stands as a handsome example of pre-Palladian architecture with unusually tall narrow windows spread across nine bays.

Open: 26th March – 30th September, Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Admission: €5

Open: 26th March – 30th September, Daily 10.00 – 18.00
Admission: €5

Damer House, built in 1722 and named for local merchant John Damer, shares its grounds with a magnificent stone motte castle dating from the 1280s in Rosrea Town Centre. Facing demolition in 1970 it was saved by the Irish Georgian Society and now stands as a handsome example of pre-Palladian architecture with unusually tall narrow windows spread across nine bays.

The Parsons family arrived at Birr in 1620 having acquired a ruined fortress where now stands the large and imposing present day Castle. Their award-winning gardens are both rich in amazing feats of science and engineering, as well as rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, walks along peaceful rivers and the lake. Birr Castle Demesne, is now home to Brendan Parsons, the 7th Earl, and his wife Alison.

General Admission: 9am to 6pm Daily €9.50 per adult
Guided Castle Tour: Mon-Sat, 10:00, 11:30, 13:00 Daily €20 per person

The Parsons family arrived at Birr in 1620 having acquired a ruined fortress where now stands the large and imposing present day Castle. Their award-winning gardens are both rich in amazing feats of science and engineering, as well as rare trees and flowers, wonderful wildlife, walks along peaceful rivers & the lake. Birr Castle Demesne, is now home to Brendan Parsons, the 7th Earl, & his wife Alison.

General Admission: 9am to 6pm Daily €9.50 per adult
Guided Castle Tour: Mon-Sat, 10:00, 11:30, 13:00 Daily €20 per person

Located in County Offaly, in the Midlands of Ireland, and bordering the town of Tullamore near the Shannon River, Charleville Castle is situated in Ireland’s most ancient primordial oak woods, once the haunting grounds of Ireland’s druids.
Visit the nearby Tullamore Dew Whiskey Visitor centre too...

Opening Dates/Times: Temporariliy Closed

Opening Dates/Times: Temporariliy Closed

Located in County Offaly, in the Midlands of Ireland, and bordering the town of Tullamore near the Shannon River, Charleville Castle is situated in Ireland’s most ancient primordial oak woods, once the haunting grounds of Ireland’s druids.
Visit the nearby Tullamore Dew Whiskey Visitor centre too...

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