Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens offers an abundance of exciting things to see and do.  We recommend allowing two hours for your visit to fully enjoy the site. There are approximately 4km of wonderful lake and garden walks to be explored and dogs are very welcome.  The recently restored Castle and Servants’ Tunnel is seen by guided tour and takes one hour. We advise you to pre-book your castle tour to avoid disappointment. To book click here. If you are short of time or would like to return and visit us again, you can simply enjoy our new visitor centre with café and shop which are free, including parking.

Opening Times

9.00am – 5.30pm: 17th March – 31st October

9.00am – 4.00pm: 1st November 16th March

Daily Rates

The Daily Ticket rates include entry to the Irish Agricultural Museum, the Gardens and Lake Walks. The Woodland play area opens in late August.  Entry to the Castle and Servants’ Tunnel which is by guided tour (pre-booked) is extra.  To book click here.

 Entry to Gardens & MuseumCastle Guided Tour


Child (5-16)€4€2
Child (Under 5)FreeFree
Concession (OAP/Student)€7€3
Family (2 Adults + 4 Children)€24€11

Access Road

The new and improved access road is now open and leads to the new visitor centre and car park. Please note that the previous entrance is now closed.