Heritage Skills Open Day

Heritage Skills Open Day

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.