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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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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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Stunning grounds

We were staying in the nearby Ferrycarrig Hotel (highly recommend) and came down here for a walk. We didn't visit the Museum but the castle and grounds are superb. The scenery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Evelyn W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in the nearby Ferrycarrig Hotel (highly recommend) and came down here for a walk. We didn't visit the Museum but the castle and grounds are superb. The scenery around the lake is stunning with the mini bridge and castle turrets. There were also lots of peacocks in the courtyard by the museum - unusual to see so... More 

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Thank Evelyn W
County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had booked a short stay in Gorey, Wexford for two nights (3rd to 5th January) and had no particular agenda planned. We came across a leaflet for Johnstown Castle in the hotel lobby and decided to go there on the last day on the way home. it turned out to be the highlight of our stay in Wexford. We... More 

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Thank jacm422
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We walked around the Castle Gardens to view the grounds. You can not go inside but you can see through the windows. The only charge was to get into the grounds which was very little. A beautiful place to relax. Highly recommend.

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Thank lmlizzio
Mullingar, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Visit Wexford quite a bit and every time we do we visit Johnstown. The kids (age 11 and 5) love doing the trails. There are both indoor and outdoor trails where you have to find clues and fill them in on a sheet provided. The kids always enjoy them. Staff in the Museum are lovely and coffee shop is really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a great place to take the kids during holidays or to visit with a loved one. It has a great nature walk around a picturesque lake. Swans, peacocks, ducks and otters can be seen at times. There is a fantastic coffee shop and picnic area. The castle and agriculture museum are a must me.

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Thank Vicky H
County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

One of the most beautiful castle in Ireland( a real looking one) and is closed!!! You can only visit the outside and the very large and beautiful garden. Entry in the garden (without museum) is 3 Euro/pp. Big parking space close to the castle.

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Thank Bianca H
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely place! We decided to go just for gardens without a museum. Price per person is 3 EUR. The house is very beautiful, outstanding architecture, facades with windows. It is not open for public, and you can see there are boxes, old furniture inside, supposedly the Agricultural office occupies it. The lakes, gardens are so beautiful, the views... More 

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Thank Z K
Clifton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

A beautiful castle and gardens- a must see while in Wexford. Although you cannot enter the castle, the grounds are breathtaking and provide lovely picture taking opportunities.

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Hillarys, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We visited the Irish Agricultural Museum & Johnstown Castle this year and it was very informative display. We read about the potato famine and saw the consequences of this and old farm machinery. Johnstown Castle and grounds were immaculate and we marvelled at the many plants as well as the lake adjacent to the castle and gardens. We would not... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

What a lovely place, and so close to Wexford town. You can go here on a nice sunny day simply to enjoy the grounds, the lake, and the flower gardens without needing to do anything else. You can also enjoy a nice lunch with the friendly (or hungry) peacocks. The famine museum and agricultural museum are extras that provide even... More 

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