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Ferns Castle

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Address: Ferns Town Centre, Ferns, Enniscorthy, Ireland
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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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In the shade of Mc Murrough

Very informative tour , the grounds of the castle are well maintained and easily accessed by all , a good way to spent an hour or 2 .

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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County Wexford, Ireland
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County Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very informative tour , the grounds of the castle are well maintained and easily accessed by all , a good way to spent an hour or 2 .

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History tour is well worth your time. It is in the village of Ferns and on the way to Dublin from Enniscorthy or visa-versa. A ruins that has been developed into a wealth of history and art.

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Thank Liza M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Recently I have been visiting interesting historical places in Wexford. I would have to agree 100% that the tour makes this place come alive aswell as getting access to the views from the top. Well worth a visit and pop to the graveyard and smallest Catherdral in Europe all on your doorstep in Ferns.

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Thank Elaine K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

A very interesting tour by a very informative guide .. well worth a visit and its free..we learned a bit about the history of kilkenny castle and Enniscorthy castle as well from the information the guide gave us.. She had a good knowledge of ferns and its surrounding areas as well.

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Thank mary o
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

From the outside Ferns Castle looks like any other castle ruins, but take a tour with the excellent tour guides and they'll bring the local history alive. There's so much more to see when you walk in through the unassuming gates! I live locally and had never taken the time to visit. I was so impressed, and it's totally free!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Impressive structure but only a couple of the walls remain. They must be 8 foot thick! The Castle is nicely preserved behind a small walled park. Worth a visit and a short stop when touring around Wexford.

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

It would seem to me that the best sites in Wexford are the free ones. This, along with Ballyhack, is well worth a visit. Tons of information given by very friendly and knowedgeable staff. Great facilities and you left feeling you really learnt something about the site and local area.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

Not a big castle but a must just for the tour, the guide was very friendly and so funny his manner and jokes made the visit. Worth a visit if you was in that area.

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Ballyhaunis, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

A must visit if you are anywhere near this historic castle. Larry Smith was our guide ( all free ) He was a brilliant guide, very funny, very informative, gave us a massive amount of information on the history of Ferns Castle & the history of Ireland. What a view over the countryside from the tower. Really worth a visit

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

The ruins of Ferns Castle (constructed in the 1200s) were only a short walk into town. Roughly half the structure remains. The most interesting detail was the massive stone fireplace mantel hanging along one wall. The inside of the castle once supported wooden buildings and rooms but they were long gone. You can only imagine the conversations and scenes illuminated... More 

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