Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary, Co. Laois

Lewis’ Topographical Dictionary comprises of several counties, cities, boroughs, parish and villages – with historical and statistical descriptions – of Ireland. Here are From-Ireland.net’s records for Co. Laois.


  • Place
    Emo
  • County
    Laois
  • Parish
    Coolbanagher
  • Content
    EMO, a post-town, in the civil parish of COOLBANAGHER, barony of PORTNEHINCH, QUEEN'S county, and province of Leinster, 5 miles (E.) from Maryborough (Portlaoise), and 34 3/4 (W.S.W.) from Dublin, near the high road to Maryborough; containing 14 houses and 102 inhabitants. Here are the Roman Catholic chapel (a neat building), a public school, and a constabulary police station. Adjoining the town is Emo park, formerly Dawson's Court, the splendid mansion of the Earl of Portarlington.