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Three miles (5 km) south of Wexford   is Johnstown Castle, built in the thirteenth century by the Anglo-Norman Esmonde Family.

It was dismantled by Cromwell and sold by one of his soldiers to John Grogan of Yorkshire in 1683. It was restored in the second half of the 19th century. In 1944 it was presented to the nation for use as an agricultural college and soil research centre. The Irish Agricultural Museum at Johnstown has a fine collection of Irish agricultural tools and farming implements on display. The gardens and museum are open to visitors on weekdays throughout the year.