"Historic Ferns!" Ferns by Marpessa

Ferns Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 19 photos

All up I spent about 1 of my 2 weeks in Ireland in Ferns. This is because one of my good friends lives here. Ferns is definietely not a large village, but what it lacks in geography it makes up for it in its history. Ferns was once the capital of the province Leinster. Many historical ruins still stand today including the castle, abbey, churches and high crosses.

A view of Ferns from the top of Ferns Castle

Ferns is on a hill, and Ferns Castle (like most castles) sits at the top of this hill with great views of the surrounding land. Still amazes me that the people in this village live across the road from a castle that has been standing since the early 13th century.

The ruins of Ferns Abbey

The Abbey sits at the bottom of the hill (at the 'north' end of Ferns).

  • Last visit to Ferns: Sep 2005
  • Intro Updated Oct 20, 2005
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  • Apr 14, 2013 at 2:37 AM

    i live there ;)

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Jun 29, 2007 at 4:28 AM

    Oh, this looks nice.....

  • RhineRoll's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2005 at 7:18 AM

    Wow... looks like you caught some brilliant weather on the Emerald Isle :-)

  • FOotFetish's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2004 at 9:26 AM

    Hey Cassie!Thanks for the saving tips,I've set a bank with ING. Whee!!!!Can't wait to see the bling bling roll in. :O)) more later!

  • ettenaj's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2004 at 4:38 AM

    Great view from the top of the castle, I have only past through Ferns on my way to Wexford, but I must admit it looks a really nice place to visit


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