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Ferns Castle

Ferns Castle
Ferns,
Co Wexford,
Ireland
Phone: +353 53 936-6411
Fax: +353 53 936-6395
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Local Information: Ferns, Co. Wexford

About Ferns Castle

  • 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. 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.

Pictures and text courtesy of HeritageIreland.ie.

Ferns Castle Map

Note: Map is an approximate indication ONLY. Please contact Ferns Castle for directions and precise location prior to your visit.

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