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Ferns village, Co. Wexford - Gateway to Norman Wexford & Ancient Capital of Leinster - visit Medieval and Christian heritage sites including a Norman Castle - Nearby towns and attractions: Courtown, Gorey and Enniscorthy


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.
Heritage features
abound in Ferns, ranging from the
smallest cathedral in Europe and
Ferns Castle to a
holy well.

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.

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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?



heritage_week_in_ferns_dscf1912.jpgSet 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.

Click here for information on Ferns Heritage Sites