Join us on Friday 22 April for a traditional building and craft skills Open Day.
As Phase one of works on the East Wing of the Castle draw to a close, we would like to welcome you to spend an afternoon with the Traditional Craft workers of the project. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and chat to some of the country’s leading traditional craft professionals.
The event will take place in the Sunken Garden (near the castle) from 2 to 4pm. There will be talks and demonstrations on the care and maintenance of traditional lime mortars, roofing, rendering, leadwork, timber windows and care of furniture.
Caroline Gethings – Conservation Advisor
Pat Hickey – Traditional Stonemason (demonstration from 3-4pm)
John Stone – Traditional Roofer
Risteárd Morrissey – Joiner
John Stamp – Traditional Joiner
Maurice Molly – Furniture Conservator
Paul Kelly – Traditional Lead worker
Ciarán Fitzgerald – Head Gardener at Johnstown Castle
Refreshments will be available from the Castle Cabin nearby.
All are welcome. Pre-booking is not required.
Complimentary to members and included in general admission for day visitors.