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Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle Gardens

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Address: Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 918 4671
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Description: With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in...
With one of the most comprehensive displays of farming and rural life in the country, the Irish Agricultural Museum and Johnstown Castle Gardens make a wonderful day out for all the family - whatever the weather. The beautifully maintained ornamental gardens surrounding the castle extend to 40 hectares and feature three lakes, a walled garden and a resident family of peacocks.
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The Agricultural Museum has an excellent exhibition here & it's well worth a look. There's a large collection of old farm machinery, beautifully restored, which displays the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Burgess Hill
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The agricultural museum has been well done especially the exhibition regarding the famine. Apart from that, there is only the walk around the lake, as you can't access the castle. There is supposed to be a walled garden but that consisted of areas of grass inside a wall, very disappointing!

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The Agricultural Museum has an excellent exhibition here & it's well worth a look. There's a large collection of old farm machinery, beautifully restored, which displays the farming history of Ireland & you also get to see just how people lived in days gone by. The Castle gardens have beautiful meandering walks, with lovely botanical specimens. The lake walk is... More 

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County Carlow, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A good flat walk around some interesting gardens and lakes. There is a walled garden however it is a work in progress. Glass houses are in poor repair. Note castle is not open to the public. We did not visit the museum Restaurant in the museum area is quite small and a little chaotic at lunch time.

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Tralee, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I didn't know this place existed until I saw a sign driving nearby Great little museum of old farm equipment and famine exhibit also All items in great condition 8 euro in Lovely grounds to castle too and plenty peacocks Castle interior not open and in need of restoration Tasty cafe too Highly recommended

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County Wexford, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a favorite place to walk our dog and enjoy the beautiful views of a Victorian folly, actually a Gothic castle with untapped potential. Walk around the lake and enjoy the varying views of the castle across the lake. In spring the flowering bushes/trees are a delight. This is a very popular place for families with children, enjoying the... More 

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went there last week and it didn't disappoint. The castle was well preserved...unfortunately, it is not open to public. But very nice view everywhere..the garden, the lake...and very clean! There is a cafe if you want to have a quick fix. The food were really good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I highly recommend going. The grounds are huge filled with gorgeous trees, flowers, and lakes. There are swans and peacocks as well. The only reason I did not give this an excellent is because you were not able to go into the perfectly preserved castle. The museum was interesting and interactive.The food at the tea room was good.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Just returned from a fabulous first visit to Ireland and we were so lucky to visit this beautiful place..We are new to TripAdvisor and decided where better to start our reviews than here! We came here 3 days out of the 5 days spent in Ireland and it's just utterly amazing...long relaxing walks,beautiful breathtaking scenery..heaven!! A must if you're ever... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I had been writing letters to this place for years, in its guise as the former offices of some agricultural government office. Saw the signs and popped in for a look. A gorgeous Victorian Gothic castle, unfortunately not open to the public, with a stunning carved timber interior, viewed through the windows. The real surprise is the lake at the... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We were very pleasantly surprised. First there was a beautiful walk around the lake, gardens and castle. Then the agricultural museum and just about one of everything when it comes to farm machinery and implements. I don't think you have to be a farm nerd to enjoy the tour. The highlight for us was the special exhibition of the Famine... More 

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Address: Johnstown Castle Estate, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 918 4671
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wexford

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