Garden Projects at Johnstown Castle Estate

Garden Projects at Johnstown Castle Estate

2023 has seen a second phase of garden projects unveiled at the historic Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Gardens. The sunken garden, historic glasshouses and walled gardens have all undergone substantial renewal and replanting over the last three years. Work continues on the glasshouse restoration and new planting schemes. Walled Gardens These gardens were originally…

Restoring the Strokestown Park House Portico

Restoring the Strokestown Park House Portico

Did you know that ‘portico’ is the Italian for ‘porch’?  Understandable of course, as both describe a covered space above a front door or entrance.  But when you see the newly restored portico at Strokestown Park House, you might suggest that that’s where the similarities end.  A ‘porch’ would be an altogether unworthy description of…

Christmas at Irish Heritage Trust Properties in Wexford, Cork and Roscommon

Christmas at Irish Heritage Trust Properties in Wexford, Cork and Roscommon

Irish Heritage Trust properties at Fota House and Gardens in Cork, Johnstown Castle Estate Museum and Gardens in Wexford and Strokestown Park House in Roscommon are ready to welcome visitors to a magical festive season of traditional Christmas events. Santa and his team of mischievous elves will be on-site with traditional, whimsical and enchanted experiences…

Breathing New Life into Old Worlds at Strokestown Park

Breathing New Life into Old Worlds at Strokestown Park

Irish Heritage Trust Volunteers at the Heart of Heritage Projects Irish Heritage Trust volunteers at Strokestown Park are marking the completion of some exciting heritage projects in the Palladian house and walled gardens. These include the garden poetry trail, collection care and academic research. Other projects continue apace, including the grain growing project and the…