Johnstown Castle is a gem of gothic revival architecture, and the Irish Heritage Trust has overseen its careful transformation into a successful Wexford visitor attraction.

For many years, Johnstown was not open to the public. The castle had been donated to the Irish State in 1946, and it went on to become a base for Teagasc – Ireland’s agriculture and food development agency.

In 2015, Teagasc issued a public tender looking for a partner to reinvigorate Johnstown, and the Irish Heritage Trust was appointed to bring this enchanting castle and its beautiful estate back to life as a landmark attraction in Ireland’s Ancient East.