Irish Agricultural Museum

County Wexford

The outbuildings of Johnstown Castle, whose gardens are a must-see, house a fascinating collection of early Ferguson tractors, farm machinery, Irish country furniture and recreated farmhouse kitchens. The exhibition on the Great Famine is one of the best explanations of this national tragedy anywhere in Ireland. It's 7km southwest of Wexford town.

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1. Johnstown Castle Gardens

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2. Creative Hub

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3. St Iberius' Church


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4. Lone Pikeman Statue

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5. Bull Ring

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6. Westgate

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The only survivor of the six original town gates is the 14th-century Westgate. It was originally a toll gate, and the recesses used by the toll collectors…

7. Selskar Abbey

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8. Irish National Heritage Park

3.91 MILES

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