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Ferns Castle

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Address: Ferns Town Centre, Ferns, Enniscorthy, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 936 6411
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The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl...

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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Wonderful historical knowledge!

We were there in July 2015 and happened to catch a tour time in-between bus loads of tourists; we were the only 2! We learned much about area from before the castle was built, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Kim G
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California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We were there in July 2015 and happened to catch a tour time in-between bus loads of tourists; we were the only 2! We learned much about area from before the castle was built, the heroic deeds of Father Murphy, Battle of Vinegar Hill and much more. We went inside the castle and saw what was mostly ruins. From the... More 

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2 Thank Kim G
Michigan
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

We probably wouldn't have stopped here if this castle hadn't at one time been owned by family in the distant past but am glad we did. It was some really neat remains in a rather small town. The staff of the visitors' centre were very nice and informative.

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2 Thank Vicki F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Probably the best stop of our trip in Ireland. We accidentally happened upon ferns castle due to a wrong turn we made and the recommendation of a bartender in a pub we asked for directions. Larry the tour guide was the most charming man I met in Ireland and I have thought about him every day since I returned home.... More 

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4 Thank Laura T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We paid a visit to Ferns Castle on a very fine day, the castle ruin are in good condition for a building of it's age and the visitor centre is full of information and artifacts, the volunteer tour guides are very helpful.

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6 Thank Margaret S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Ferns castle was one of the best stops we could have made on the way to Wexford. It's free! The tour is about 40 minutes and gives you a great overview of the history in the area plus amazing views in all directions. Sinead was delightful and after the tour, we received fantastic advice for the rest of our trip.... More 

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8 Thank Gloria P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We arrived early on a Saturday morning, and were treated to a personal (family) tour of the castle by Graham, who patiently and with great attention to detail made us feel like we'd spent a lot to be there whereas it was totally free. We were charmed by this castle which I knew nothing about, and my kids soaked up... More 

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8 Thank RalphLavelle
dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I have been with my fiance for 4 years, who is himself from Ferns but only decided to take me up Ferns Castle this at the weekend for their last guided tour before the Winter! For a tour that relies solely on their visitors, it is definitely one not to miss if you are passing through the area. Our tour... More 

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7 Thank Janey_baby86
Dublin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit here. Did the guided tour of the castle with two young kids and there wasn't a peep out of them for the whole time, the guide Sinead was brilliant and catered the tour towards the kids who were there, but keeping it interesting for the adults too. Very friendly staff in the visitor centre too.

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14 Thank MIAMIONE
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Graham was our tour guide on an unseasonably rainy day, he was an absolutely wonderful guide! He spent time providing the history of the castle and walked us through time to the current state of the castle. Graham was informative, charming, helpful and so fun to talk with. We have been on many tours and he tops our list! This... More 

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14 Thank Kris F
Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

My 4 sisters and I came to Enniscorthy, Ireland to visit the town our ancestors emigrated from. We visited Ferns Castle a few miles away and were very pleasantly surprised with the extremely friendly reception we received in the visitor center by 2 tour guides and the young woman working in the Visitor Center. After a brief look around the... More 

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