Castle Hyde Fermoy, Co Cork and Emo Court Co Laois will be part of a fundraising tour on 9 May 2009 organised by the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates. See their information sheet for details. To book a place contact Colette Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at +353-1-7086959. Fee €200 includes return coach travel from NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare. See also their brochure for details of the Historic Houses of Ireland Conference on 18-19 June 2009 at NUI Maynooth.