Year Established: 2000

Number of Members: 9

History of Area:

Emo is a small village situated on the R422 just 4 kms from the M7 motorway. An ideal place for a relaxing afternoon, it is a popular tourist destination close to Emo Court and its extensive gardens, lake and over one thousand acres of way marked forest walks. Emo estate and forest area have extensive beautiful old stone walls all visible when entering the village from the M7 motorway.

Tidy Towns Information:

Emo tidy towns committee regrouped in March 2000 after a lapse of 3 years and have gone from strength to strength.
Our group consists of about ten active members.
Over the past 13 years our work has varied from restoration; painting, planting, litter control, waste minimization, developing the forest walks, fundraising and much more.
Every year we take part in the National Tidy Towns and our county competitions increasing our marks yearly to date.
We work closely with all the local organisations and have availed of many grants from Laois Leader and Laois Partnership ltd. and a yearly grant from Laois Co. Co.

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Additional Information:

Our aim is a clean and tidy village, a nice place to live in and a pleasant destination for our many visitors that pass through on way to the flagship tourist destination Emo Court.