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10:00 am
BOTANICAL – Watercolour Paintings and Prints by Mary Dillon at the CaToCa Café Gallery, Emo Court. What is it about flowers and plants that stir us, that make us stop in our tracks to take a[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
May 27 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
EMO COURT: AN EXHIBITION OF ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS This exhibition of original architectural drawings for Emo Court, Co. Laois, by James Gandon and others, curated by architectural historian Dr Judith Hill, marks the 25th anniversary of[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
May 27 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
10:00 am
FRANK BROWNE, S.J  – PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION Frank Browne’s album of photographs from the first stages of the Titanic’s fateful maiden voyage (from Southampton to Cherbourg to Cobh) are world famous. As one of the Jesuits’[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
10:00 am
IN LIVING MEMORY – AN EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE The 25th anniversary of Emo Court being bequeathed to the nation by Major Cholmeley Harrison will be celebrated by the inaugural opening of the First[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
7:30 pm
THE COUNT: THE MUSIC OF JOHN McCORMACK WITH CELTIC TENOR MATTHEW GILSENAN  Spend an hour reminiscing about one of the great Irish lyric tenors, who charmed and thrilled audiences the world over in the early[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
7:30 pm
CHAPTERHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY presents ‘WUTHERING HEIGHTS’ Chapterhouse Theatre Company is proud to present the wild and tempestuous love story of Emily Brontë’s ‘Wuthering Heights’, set on the beautiful and mysterious Yorkshire moors. This tale of[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
3:00 pm
TURTLE BUNBURY – ‘REFUGEES, MIDWIFES & ENGINEERS IN 18th CENTURY IRELAND’ Focussing on some topics of very local interest, Turtle will look at disparate figures connected to Portarlington, including some of the Huguenot community, the man[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
7:30 pm
“GROUND OUT” by IAN WILSON featuring TRÍONA MARSHALL (harp; The Chieftains) & DUŠICA MLADENOVIĆ (violin, from Serbia) – a LAOIS COUNTY COUNCIL COMMISSION “Ground Out” is a new work by Ian Wilson, one of Ireland’s most acclaimed[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
THE HEART OF SUMMER Enjoy a feast of music and poetry in one of Ireland’s great historic houses, introduced by Olivia O’Leary, acclaimed journalist and presenter of RTÉ Radio 1’s Poetry Programme. Olivia’s guests will include some of[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
NAVÁ Navá is a group of young musicians exploring the relationship between the ancient musical cultures of Ireland and Persia. It is comprised of folk/bluegrass musicians Paddy Kiernan and Niall Hughes, and Iranian-born brothers Shahab[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
3:00 pm
ROBERT O’BYRNE – ‘LADY CAROLINE DAWSON: AN 18th CENTURY COUNTRY HOUSE GUEST’ In January 1778, Lady Caroline Stuart, a daughter of the third Earl of Bute, married John Dawson, future first Earl of Portarlington, and[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
3:00 pm
JOHN STOCKS POWELL – ‘THE FIRST EARL OF PORTARLINGTON: A MAN AND HIS ART AT EMO’ Labouring in the vineyard of the Earl’s history since the 1970s, and finding new sources of information at every[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
7:30 pm
REDMOND O’TOOLE (8-STRING BRAHMS GUITAR) Described by the Irish Times as “Ireland’s most distinctive guitarist”, Redmond O’Toole performs on an 8-string Brahms guitar. He has been artist-in-residence in premier venues such as the National Concert[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
3:00 pm
CHILDREN’S CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP – an INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY presentation with DEBBIE THOMAS Stories live everywhere. But they can be shy creatures, hiding in the past or the future, around the corner and, of course,[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
Sep 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
ANIME VIOLIN TRIO The Anime Violin Trio was established in 2018 with the support of SOKOJ, the Organization of Music Authors of Serbia, to independently realize the CD project “Refleksija” (reflection). The project includes the[...]
Emo Court & Parklands
Sep 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
7:30 pm
JOHN WALSH (flamenco guitar) & GUESTS Bringing all the excitement, energy and emotional depth of authentic traditional Flamenco straight from Spain to Ireland, the brilliant guitarist John Walsh will present a performance of classic Flamenco[...]
Emo Court & Parklands