Situated 45 miles Southwest of Dublin , the town has buildings similar in design to the Customs House in Dublin. An estate, known as the Emo Court and Gardens, contains the most impressive building and it was the same architect, James Gandon, who designed the buildings. In 1996 the building was handed over to the state. Magnificently restored, the building now boasts a wonderful entrance hall and also a library.
Another impressive building is the Coolbanangher Church, also designed by Gandon. On display inside, are the original plans drawn out by Gandon.