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 lie 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.
Once the project is complete, the property will offer an exciting ‘3in1′ visitor experience with three floors of the Castle open to the public, an 86 metre servants’ tunnel, a new visitor centre, a new lower lake walk, a woodland play area, combined with new car-parking and entrance arrangements.
Johnstown Castle opened for tours in summer 2019 and we will care for and operate the very special Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens for all to enjoy. Go to www.johnstowncastle.ie to learn more.