Date: 2nd of September
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Location: Johnstown Castle (Outdoor Event)
Members price: Free
Non-Members price: €20.00
Sponsored By: Jones Business Systems
Join us for our first Business After Hours of 2021, for an evening of networking and light refreshments on the lovely grounds of Johnstown Castle. Remember to bring your business cards as this event is a excellent opportunity for outdoor networking, building connections, raising your profile and to seize opportunities with the business community of County Wexford.
In line with Covid-19 guidelines, proof of vaccine will be required to attend the event. Face coverings must be worn. Contact details will be recorded for all those attending. Please follow guidelines from staff and adhere to social distancing.
We look forward to seeing you on the 2nd of September.
Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens has a long and colourful story stretching over 800 years. Situated outside Wexford town in Ireland’s south east, it is not only a significant property of national importance but a place of great romantic charm and tranquility. The spectacular lake walks, walled gardens and sculptures all offer the beautiful setting for the great 19th-century castle.
Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens opened in summer 2019 as a brand new ‘3 in 1’ visitor attraction – a significant addition for Irish tourism and Ireland’s Ancient East.
This new attraction also includes the Irish Agricultural Museum’s exhibitions in the castle courtyard building. Visitors can also enjoy the walks in the stunning woodlands around the picturesque castle lakes with Gothic towers and statues. An additional fully accessible 1.5km lower lake walk opened with a new woodland children’s play area. The lower lake now has accessible pathways for the first time in a hundred years.
The Irish Heritage Trust, an independent not-for-profit organisation, was announced in 2015 as the successful applicant to work with Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority & owners of the Johnstown Castle Estate – and the Irish Agricultural Museum, to oversee a capital development programme. The Trust is now the operator of this new and exciting visitor experience to benefit the wider community sustainably over the long term.
This first phase of conservation and development works is thanks to generous funding from the Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, and Fáilte Ireland. Much more work remains to be done in the coming years but for now, Johnstown’s future is safeguarded. The Irish Heritage Trust plans to continuously reinvest in Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens so that visitors and members experiences are constantly improving and changing according to the high standards expected in today’s world.