Heritage Events

Walking with Giants – Guided Tree Walk

Wed 15th June - Wed 17th August
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Join Head Gardener Ciarán Fitzgerald on a guided tour of Johnstown Castle’s arboretum, where he will talk about some of the more unusual trees in our collection. June 15th & August 17th. The walk will take place at 11am and places must be booked in advance. Duration: 1.5 hours. Weather permitting. This is an outdoor walking event so […]

A garden through time – Guided Garden Walk

Wed 13th July - Wed 14th September
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Join Head Gardener Ciarán Fitzgerald on Wednesday, July 13th, and Wednesday September 14th a guided tour of Johnstown castle’s grounds, where he will talk about the history of the gardens as well as the future plans for the estate including the plans for the walled garden and re-wilding. The walk will take place at 11am and […]

Go Native – A Celebration of our Native Trees and Local Foods

Thu 23rd June - Thu 22nd September
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Join Foraging and Folklore Guide Lorraine from Gallivanting.ie on a very special Guided Walk on Thursday 22nd September that will take you back in time to see how our ancestors viewed our Native Trees. From ancient Brehon Laws to 19th-century Pig Farming, you will never see trees in the same light again!  Find out why a woman […]