Johnstown Castle

Johnstown Castyle

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Name Johnstown Castyle County Wexford Nearest Town Wexford Town Access Road N25 About Johnstown Castle is located 7 km south-west of Wexford Town and was the former home of the Fitzgerald and Esmonde families.

The castle is surrounded by 20 acres of well-maintained, wooded gardens and is home to an agricultural research station.

The Gardens at Johnstown Castle are open every day, but the interior of the castle is not open to the public as it serves a commercial and State purpose in that it is the one of the leading soil research centres in Europe, run by the Irish Government agricultural semi-state body Teagasc.

However, the Castle is worth a visit alone just to see the magnificent gardens and restored outer faade.

Johnstown Castle has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in order to support the research programme with soil, water and plant analyses.

In addition, it provides soil analyses for the advisory and education sections of the organization, with more than 45,000 soil samples, being analyzed annually.

It is conveniently located to Wexford town for a visit that will take about two hours.