The Irish Heritage Trust is partnering with Teagasc and the Irish Agricultural Museum to undertake conservation work and develop a new and exciting visitor experience at Johnstown Castle, Estate and Gardens in the coming years.

Johnstown Castle and its stunning grounds lay just outside Wexford town. In 2015,  the owner of the property Teagasc issued a public tender looking for a partner to reinvigorate Johnstown and bring it back to life. The Irish Heritage Trust was announced as the successful applicant to work with Teagasc, the Irish Agricultural Museum and the local community over the next few years.

In October 2015, the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, announced €7.5 million for the proposed development of Johnstown Castle. Funding of
€5 million is available for the project through the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and €2.5 million in Fáilte Ireland funding.

Johnstown Castle up front

Once the project is complete, the property will offer an exciting visitor experience with three floors of the Castle open to the public, a new visitor centre, improved paths and activities in the gardens, combined with new car-parking and entrance arrangements.

Works began in April 2018 and when it is completed in 2019 we will operate the very special Johnstown Castle, Estate & Gardens for all to enjoy.  Go to to learn more.

Visit Johnstown Castle