Emo Court, Co. Laois

School trips to Emo Court

Lords, Ladies & Minibeasts

1/2 day workshop. Primary school classes tour the stately house with OPW staff before exploring the parkland for wildlife. 


Secondary Schools - Junior & Leaving Cert Ecology field studies in Emo Court.

Nature Walk & Wild Food Foraging

Ideal for groups. Tailored to the individual needs of each group. 

Emo Court, Co. Laois

The children really enjoyed learning about Emo House. They also learned lots about various plants, trees, flowers, animals and minibeasts. The booklets and activity sheets which were provided to the children really helped to focus their learning”. 

3rd class teacher

Scoil Bhride, Portlaoise

workshop, bees, habitat, map, school, heritage

In-School workshops

In the classroom and/or just outside

Bees workshop

Engages children with and helps your school implement strategies identified in the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.  Full-day or half-day workshop as required. Children are given the opportunity to handle beekeeping equipment and taste local honey.

Habitat Study workshop

Children use simple id keys to identify trees, wildflowers and resident animal life in the school grounds. They record their observations in a habitat map. This is used by them to decide on recommendations to benefit local wildlife. 

The children really enjoyed being out of the classroom, using the map to locate trees, flowers, birds and bees.

Class teacher

Kildangan National School