Building & Conservation Works Begin

We are delighted to report that in April the building and improvement works began here at Johnstown. There will be significant conservation and upgrading works undertaken on the Castle itself, allowing it to be opened to the public and a new Visitor Centre is also being constructed on the property. The new facilities will open in early 2019.

“We are delighted to report that in 2019 the Castle will be open to the public for the first time in thirty years”, said Tom Doherty, Chief Operations Officer of Teagasc. “We will be offering an exciting visitor experience with access to three floors of the castle, access to the original servants’ tunnel and a new visitor centre with a café and shop”, he continued.

In the meantime Johnstown Castle Gardens and the Irish Agricultural Museum are open for visitors where they can enjoy a nostalgic journey through Irish farming and social history, enjoy the stunning views or meander through the lush woodland gardens and around the lake.

Photo updates on the construction and conservation work are available on the Facebook page by clicking here.