Welcome to Johnstown
Johnstown has a proven record for more than 40 years as a major research centre of international status.
Johnstown Castle ornamental gardens and grounds are open to the public.
Johnstown Castle is Ireland’s leading research centre for soils and the rural environment. The centre conducts research on soils; nutrient efficiency; recovery and losses; air and water quality; the agricultural environment and agro-ecology. The research results generated are used widely by advisors, farmers, scientists and policy makers.
Johnstown Castle has state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in order to support the research programme with soil, water, plant, air and microbiological analyses.
The laboratories maintain a key interest in the national soil fertility status and are heavily involved in all aspects of soils and crop nutrition.