Ferns Castle

The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall. Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. Only half of the castle now remains.

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Location

Ferns, Co Wexford

History

The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall. Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. Only half of the castle now remains. The most complete tower contains a fine circular chapel, with carved ornament. The tower also has several original fireplaces and a vaulted basement. Archaeological excavations revealed a rock-cut ditch outside the castle walls.

Ferns Castle is one of a number of historic sites in Ferns. Others include St. Mary's, a 12th century Augustinian Priory; the remains of a 13th century cathedral, part of which is incorporated into the present Church of Ireland Church; St. Peter's, a small nave and chancel church; and some High Crosses and parts of crosses, which stand in the cathedral grounds.

Restricted access to castle for visitors with disabilities. Full access to visitor building.

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Details

Opening Times

Visit Length

45mins

Admission

Adult EUR 1.50 Child EUR 0.75 Student EUR 0.75 Senior EUR 1.00 Family EUR 4.25 Group EUR1.00
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Information

Leaflets: Yes Guided Tours: Yes Audio Visual: Yes Exhibition: Yes

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times

Visit Length

45mins

Facilities

Restaurant: Yes Car Park: Yes Coach Park: Yes Disabled Access: Yes

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