Johnstown Castle is a large period house near Wexford town in County Wexford.
The house may be an ideal filming location for a variety of period and modern scenes, but it may be especially useful for films that need 19th century opulence, grace, and splendor. The castellated Gothic style facade of the house is distinct and impressive. The gardens are sprawling, beautifully laid out and full of small details. There are a number of stately rooms filled with antique furniture and splendid architectural details. All these elements together make the castle a powerful location that should be able to fill a variety of filming needs.
The estate was built between 1835 and 1875. It was designed by Daniel Robertson in the Gothic Revival style. Robertson also designed Wells House, Wilton Castle, and Castleboro House. Johnstown Castle was used by Teagasc between 1945 and 2019, and housed labratories and other agricultural research activies. The stables of the castle now hold an agricultural museum.
An unusual feature of the castle is the 86m long servants’ tunnel that runs under the house. The castle is located very close to Wexford town.
Due to the sheer size of the location, Johnstown Castle is split into two entries. One for the castle itself and one for the gardens and surrounding buildings.
Dimensions: the estate is around 700m by 1.2km.
Parking: Free parking onsite, fits ~100 cars.
Nearest town: Wexford, 8km away.Contact Us
Photographer: Celtic Routes, Gordon Wycherly, Colin Shanahan, Chris Hill
Johnstown Castle, Wexford, Y35 DA33