Ferns today is a village living in the shadow of its own history. A neat unpretentious little place, the village is abounded on all sides by the evidence of its illustrious past. Ferns has exerted a profound influence on Irish history and this explains why there are so many historic ruins in one small area. The most impressive of these is Ferns Castle, a shattered fortress built by the Normans in the 13th century, now partly restored. Others include the 12th century Abbey of Saint Mary with its unusual shaped belfry, Saint Peters Church, Saint Mogues Well, the waters of which are believed to have curative properties, and the heads of four High Crosses dating back to the 8th or 9th centuries.

 Activities in Ferns

Walking Tours Guided
Walking Tours Of Historic Ferns


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