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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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Description: 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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History with a twist!

A guided tour of Ferns Castle is free, but this makes the dedication, charm and knowledge of the guides even more valuable. Our guide, Larry Smith, was just wonderful. He was able... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Gorey, Ireland
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Gorey, Ireland
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A guided tour of Ferns Castle is free, but this makes the dedication, charm and knowledge of the guides even more valuable. Our guide, Larry Smith, was just wonderful. He was able to make the tour interesting to young and old alike, focussing on aspects of interest to varied tastes, adding humour and historical fact in equal measure.At the top... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The site was situated in Ferns near a main road and had plenty of free parking around it, the tour was free and our Guide Larry brought us around. He knew what he was talking about and was brilliant with the children on the tour. I had some more in depth questions after the tour due to my interest in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed our trip to Ferns Castle. Our guide was very knowledgeable in all aspects of the history of Ferns and beyond. His enthusiasm made the visit really worthwhile.

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Bray, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Visited Ferns Castle yesterday morning - looks a fairly modest site from the outside. The visit came alive and became a real experience due to our wonderful guide Graham. His level of knowledge and ability to communicate with a mixed age group was amazing - whizzed through over 800 years of history and made it relevant and understandable. Super views... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Can't believe this tour is free. You get to right up to the top of the castle and the tour guide was excellent. Really got a true feeling if what it was like way back then, worth a visit

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Visited Ferns Castle and was enchanted by our guide, Sinead. She was knowledgeable and entertaining, and good with the children who were in the tour party. The site represents a turning point in Irish/Norman history and deserves to be better known.

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Donegal Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Really good. For a Guide get Larry, really involves the group and is very knowledgeable about the era, castle and the wider area when you get to the roof

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Grahamgoyle was fantastic. We learned so much and with patience was outstanding with a couple of Aussies with little idea of what this place was all about . the whole team we encountered to wee great. lead by Larrygoyle and his maidens fair. We even saw photos of you down at the Enniscorthy castle on a wall from mock battle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Called in on way home having looked at a tourist booklet for South East Ireland. Had a tapestry exhibition on which was of modern subjects. Tea room and good toilets. Castle tours are free. Unfortunately arrived with Spanish school tour. Guide said he had to keep the content simplistic or they would not understand this tour very short. Saw three... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Worth a visit , excellent tour guides . And for anyone interested in needle work see the Ferns tapestry , made by local women .

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Address: Ferns Town Centre, Ferns, Enniscorthy, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 53 936 6411
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Wexford  >  Enniscorthy  >  Ferns

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