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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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Although it was raining when we visited, it just made everything more beautiful. We spent about 3/4 hours just exploring the gardens and the lakes, its absolutely beautiful. Its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Although it was raining when we visited, it just made everything more beautiful. We spent about 3/4 hours just exploring the gardens and the lakes, its absolutely beautiful. Its great to see that some of the original features are still in the castle. Such a peaceful place to be and so much history to go with it. This place is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We returned for a visit to the gardens, as we'd been here many years previously for a family wedding - the photos were taken around the lake. It was a hot sunny day and we had a pleasant afternoon stroll. The walled garden in particular was stunning in all it's colour. Very well maintained site with excellent facilities and a... More 

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shannon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is a great place for families to visit...beautiful gardens...and tea rooms...lovely place for picnics...could spend all day there...

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Dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

As part of a short holiday in Wexford, I drove here with friends to visit the Agricultural Museum there. This was my 2nd visit here in about four years and I was aware that a new section has been built housing more vintage machinery in the place. I remember a lot of the existing items there from before especially the... More 

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Midlands, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

great visit for young a old with trasure hunt arount museum to amuse the younger ones meaning the grandparents could reminise in peace, lovely cafe also and grounds are lovely to walk around and good for picnics

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Muff, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Such a beautiful place, gardens are extensive and well kept and the lake setting just lovely. We were impressed by the agricultural museum especially the Ferguson exhibition and all the different horse drawn carts used in the past. We enjoyed the day greatly.

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We spent a lovely day here , plenty of parking & very helpful staff. A beautiful space and excellent for kids. Very well maintained and well signposted. Just a short drive from wexford town.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A total surprise - very good with kids , even if the weather is not great. In a modern life of technology - it is fantastic for all , to show how harsh life was in farming. The famine part is also very interesting. Nice cafe after (maybe a little expensive) - but a great family day out for all... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

Firstly the gardens themselves are fabulous. Great for picnics. Beautiful walks. The agricultural museum itself is a must see. Full of interesting stuff. Brought my parents. My Dad grew up on a farm during the 40's and 50's and for him it was especially nostalgic. Before I went I thought it would be boring but that my Dad might enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a wonderful day here today. From the beautifully kept gardens and walks, the magnificent castle, the prancing Indian Blue peacocks to the well presented farm machinery, the trip back in time to the famine years, poor houses and old irish kitchens. And not to mention the lovely coffee, Apple tart n cream. I sat and absorbed the sun... More 

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