Teagasc is to undertake a conservation project on Johnstown Castle in Co Wexford, a €7.5m project that will run from now until from now until mid-2017.
Teagasc, owners of the castle on behalf of the State, is partnering with the Irish Heritage Trust and the Irish Agricultural Museum, to undertake the conservation work, and to develop the heritage and tourism potential of the castle and gardens for the south-east region.
Teagasc is working closely with Failte Ireland so that this investment compliments its recently launched Ireland Ancient East tourism strategy.
Funding of €5m is available from the Department of Agriculture, and a request for €2.5m in Failte Ireland funding is being considered by its board.
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