Wexford – Ferns Castle

Ferns Castle

Ferns Castle in Wexford 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.

 

Ferns Castle Opening Hours

  •  June – September: Daily 10.00 – 18.00

Ferns Castle Admission

  • Free

 

 

 
 

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