Launch of Ferns Heritage DVDin Dunbars, Ferns on Friday, December 6th at 8p.m.
Turning on of Christmas Lightswill take place at the same event. An opportunity to say Thank You to the volunteers who bring a sparkle to Ferns over the Christmas period. Your support would be appreciated.
Camogie Club Christmas Marketin The Courtyard on Sunday, December 8th
For further details of these and other events in Ferns in December visit our Events Guide page
Ferns village, Co. Wexford - Gateway to Norman Wexford visit Medieval and Christian heritage sites including a Norman Castle - nearby towns and attractions: Courtown, Gorey and Enniscorthy
December will be a busy month in Ferns with a range of activities to suit all interests. The 2013 Christmas season kicks off with the official Turning on of the Christmas Lights on Friday, December 6th in Dunbars, Ferns at 8pm. The official launch of the ‘Ferns Heritage’ DVD will also be launched on the same occasion. Copies of the DVD are available for sale @ €5 – a bargain for anyone with links to Ferns or interested in its fascinating history. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Strictly Club Dancing fever has also broken out in Ferns with a great variety of fun activities planned. For details of all events visit
Wexford Heritage Trail
Ferns Village is very proud to be part of the newly established Wexford Heritage Trail (WHT). This is an important and valuable asset which, it is hoped, will assist and enhance our visitors' experience.
Visit our Ferns Heritage page
to download the WHT Brochure and A3 map.
Known as the ancient capital of Leinster and Gateway to Norman Wexford, Ferns history and heritage make it unique. Evidence of its associations with St. Aidan (598AD), and Diarmuid McMurrough who brought the Norman’s to Ireland in 1169, is still to be seen.
abound in Ferns, ranging from the
smallest cathedral in Europe and
Ferns Castle to a
Ferns was designated Monument of the Month for October 2012 by the National Monuments Service and Archeology Ireland's latest winter issue featured a heritage guide on Ferns, reflecting its importance as a heritage site.
These features sit comfortably alongside modern architectural gems such as the Castle Visitor's Centre reflecting a community which appreciates its past while embracing the future.
A visit to Ferns and surrounds provides a lot to see and do, from walks in wooded areas to the more athletic pursuits of motocross, soccer and gaelic games, to the more leisurely activities of tapestry and horseshoes. A vibrant community which has seen much change over the centuries, it is now a modern, vibrant village, growing in reputation as a tourist destination. There are almost 30 voluntary groups in our diverse and welcoming community – why not get in touch and get involved?
Set in the sunny South East, in very picturesque countryside, Ferns is a village located on the N11 between the nearby towns of Enniscorthy and Gorey. Wonderful range of beaches within easy reach, from the seaside resort of Courtown to beaches stretching south towards Wexford. Staying in Ferns is a unique experience, accommodation locally is top class and there are a range of shops and businesses to look after your every need. If it’s not here, we’ll certainly do our best to put you on the right track.
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