Join the Irish Heritage Trust to benefit from year-round access to some of Ireland’s most beautiful heritage houses and gardens, as well as intriguing museums and events.
Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens and the Irish Heritage Trust
Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens is cared for by the Irish Heritage Trust who conserve and maintain a number of special heritage places for the enjoyment of all.
What is the Irish Heritage Trust?
The Irish Heritage Trust is an independent non-profit committed to protecting and conserving special heritage places for the enjoyment of all.
Membership is a wonderful way to support Irish heritage conservation at some of wonderful houses, gardens, and museums.
Benefits include year-round access to each of the Irish Heritage Trust’s properties – Johnstown Castle, Fota House, and Strokestown Park House. This includes entry to the Irish Agricultural Museum here at Johnstown Castle Estate and the National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park, Roscommon.
When you become a member of the Irish Heritage Trust, you gain:
- Unlimited entry to Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens, including pre-booked guided tours of the castle and its unique 86-metre-long servants’ subterranean passageway.
- Access to Johnstown Castle Estate’s gardens, parklands, 4km of walking trails, and woodland playground.
- 20% discount on admissions for friends and family when accompanying the membership holder.
- Discounted and free events across all three properties, including Easter and Halloween events.
- 1 Adult: €52
- 2 Adults: €88
- Concession (OAP/Student with valid student I.D): €44
- Child (under 5 years): Complimentary
Family membership: €150
Includes 2 adults and any dependent children.
Please check Terms & Conditions for further details on proof of dependent children.
Note – all memberships are non-transferable and the membership card can only be used by
the person/family named on the card.
How Your Membership Helps the Irish Heritage Trust
Becoming a member of the Irish Heritage Trust means you share our passion for preserving special heritage places.
Your membership fees help us to meet the ongoing costs of caring for historic estates. They allow us to provide public access to their stories and collections through our museums and exhibitions. Your support helps make our unique archives available to scholars of Irish heritage and culture.
Make a Gift of Irish Heritage Trust Membership
Give your favourite fan of Irish heritage the opportunity to explore Ireland’s great houses and gardens for a year. They gain fresh insights at Irish Heritage Trust’s museums, exhibitions, and events. You support our efforts to protect some of Ireland’s heritage sites. It’s win-win!
Corporate Membership & Sponsorship
We welcome enquiries from organisations that would like to financially support our work at Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens. This can be through a charitable donation or sponsoring an aspect of our work.
Working with the Irish Heritage Trust and creating an association with Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens can provide your organisation with visibility and the prestige associated with protecting Irish heritage.
Supporting our conservation work can also contribute to your corporate responsibility goals. Sponsorship of our events programmes also gives you access to diverse audiences with a strong appreciation of heritage and culture.
Queries About Irish Heritage Trust Membership
For any queries about Irish Heritage Trust membership or supporting our work at Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens, submit your details to our membership team here.