Staff at The Irish Agricultural Museum, Johnstown Castle are celebrating after winning a prestigious national award. The museum scooped the ‘Best Museum 2014’ prize at an awards ceremony last Wednesday organised by the Industrial Heritage Association of Ireland.
Museum Chairman Peter Miller said, ‘This award is great recognition for the museum and all the hard work carried out by our staff, directors and volunteers. It is a real boost for tourism in Wexford’. Dr Austin O’Sullivan, who founded the museum in the 1970s said, ‘The museum has come a long way since I first started the collection all those years ago. We are now open year round and are fully accessible for all visitors as we recently installed a lift to the first floor. This year we will be further extending our opening hours with later summer opening planned from June to August.’