Johnstown Castle WWD

The Irish Heritage Trust partnered with Teagasc and the Irish Agricultural Museum to undertake conservation work and developed an exciting visitor experience at Johnstown Castle, Estate and Gardens.

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.

This project was funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (€5 million) and €2.5 million in Fáilte Ireland funding.

Johnstown Castle up front

Johnstown Castle opened for tours in summer 2019, 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.

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