Emo, County Laois
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Emo Catholic Church
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The late 18th century village of Emo originally sprang up around the gates of Emo Court. The village pub, The New Inn (now called "The Gate House"), dates from the village’s foundation, as does the Gothic Catholic Church, which contains the tomb of Aline, Lady Portarlington, with its recumbent effigy by Joseph Boehm. The site for the church was a gift from Lord Portarlington, and the parochial house and lands beside the church were granted by the Earl of Portarlington at a nominal rent.
There is a namesake town in Ontario named after this village by an Irish immigrant from the area.