The archive of the Irish Agricultural Museum is as old as the museum itself which means it is just over 40 years old. The museum’s origins though go back much further than that as it is product of how the Continue reading →
The Irish Heritage Trust is delighted to have received two grants from the Heritage Council of Ireland’s Community Heritage Grant for the conservation of two significant archives at its properties Johnstown Castle, Estate, Museum & Gardens, Wexford and Strokestown Continue reading →
The “Irish Famine and Cottier Cabins” virtual exhibition brings together leading experts who explore the lives of some of Ireland’s poorest and most vulnerable people during the Great Hunger in the 1840s and the cottier cabins (third and fourth Continue reading →
Explore the traditional blue printing/ sun printing photographic method, Canotype, with local artist Judith Tutin.
Cyanotype is a really fun way to understand the basics of photography. Using treated watercolour paper you can make an image of a plant by Continue reading →
Join local photographer Paula Malone Carty for this one day workshop on the grounds of the Castle. Whether you are just starting out or wish to advance your skills, Paula will offer lots of guidance, tips and tricks all Continue reading →
We are delighted to be re-opening Johnstown Castle and the Irish Agricultural Museum once again on Monday 29th June. We have been busy behind the scenes preparing everything so that our staff, members and visitors are kept safe.
Having re-opened our beautiful gardens & lake walks and recently to Irish Heritage Trust members at Johnstown Castle Estate Museum & Gardens, we are delighted to welcome back the general Continue reading →
During July and August 2019, one of our most valued artworks, the portrait of Hamilton Knox Grogan Morgan and his family by the artist E. T. Parris, was conserved by painting conservator, Pearl O’Sullivan. This painting has resided in the Continue reading →
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Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our Castle and Museum are currently closed.
Our Gardens, Lake Walks & Playground remain open 7 days a week.
We would like to reassure you that the health and wellbeing of our visitors and staff continue to be our number one priority.