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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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Enjoyable trip for the whole family

The Agricultural Museum was interesting and great way to spend a couple of hours on a wet day. The Castle, its gardens and surrounds are beautiful. We'll return here again and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This site is a very picturesque and quiet setting with plenty of walks and views. There are peacocks roaming the grounds and bring along some food for the water birds. However, having two separate entry prices depending on whether the agricultural museum is included is madness and excessive. There is serious potential for a top quality, well priced and accessible... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Agricultural Museum was interesting and great way to spend a couple of hours on a wet day. The Castle, its gardens and surrounds are beautiful. We'll return here again and hopefully the Castle will be open to the public by then.

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Thank hearys
Wicklow, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with our children. We had a nice lunch in the cafe. Toasted sambos for the kids and quiche for us. The only negative is that the icecream machine is very loud in the dining area. The castle grounds are stunning and perfect for photographs. Plenty of excitement for children with peacocks and little castles to be explored. The... More 

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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely place to visit - we skipped the museum because it was such a beautiful day and had a picnic out on the lawn. As we were eating our sandwiches two stunning peacocks strode about against the backdrop of the lake. We had a lovely walk around the lake and there were lots of places for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here with friends of ours - a total of 10 people including 6 children. The castle itself is not open to the public yet but we understand that there are plans to do so over the next two years. Even without that, however, these grounds offer a great day out for the family. The Peacock Tearooms serve delicious... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here in the rain, but that did not detract from the beauty of the gardens. The Castle is not open to visitors but there is a huge area which is open to walk in and a museum which has an excellent café attached to it which served home made soup as well as other very tasty items. The museum... More 

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Brecon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum in the grounds of a castle. Peacocks shrieked as we wandered round one of the three lakes; the paths are all very well maintained with nature trails for little ones. The museum which is well laid out, with exhibitions including a large collection of agricultural machinery and an eye-opening description of the potato famine.... More 

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Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Castle is such a magical place to visit. At present you cannot enter the building but the grounds and the gardens are fabulous. People traveling from Rosslare Europort will pass within 1 km of this castle. They should make time to find this place and just unwind for 1 or 2 hours.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On the morning, we visited there was another event on in the grounds later in the afternoon and even though we were not attending this event we had to pay an extra fee of €6 just to be allowed park. I mentioned this when paying the admission to the museum but was told it was due to the other event... More 

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gardens on my door step but could be much more developed pity...nevertheless a worthwhile walk...museum in spute of it suffering from so many static exhibits is still a unique niche attraction.. Even to find out more about the famine or the cadtle owners over past history...basic cafe on site but wholesome and homemade food

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