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- Recently attended a guided tour of Ferns Castle delivered by tour guide Glen, really engaging and informative. Would highly recommend.Written July 21, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- The site is beautifully maintained and the stonework in the carefully restored farmyard is a delight.
There is significant restoration to Fr Murphy’s House ongoing at the moment but this is being sensitively managed.
The historical material is interesting and very well presented. This was the third site visit of our day - following on from the 1798 exhibition centre in Enniscorthy, and a stop off at Vinegar Hill.
The very local and personal nature of the Father Murphy experience fits very well into the broad context introduced in the outstanding 1798 exhibition.
The absence of signage at some key road junctions can make the Fr Murphy site challenging to find - but persevere - it’s well worth it.Written July 18, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We actually found this only by realizing the sign when driving N11. Not possible to park near, so we took a short walk and read information table of that hidden gem. Never before even heard about village Leinster,,,, so every day could give you a new information to learn.Written June 17, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- i enjoyed a visit to St. Edan's Cathedral Church and graveyard. It is set on beautiful grounds and the graveyard has two very notable graves, one of Father John Murphy of Boolavogue, one of the local leaders of the 1798 United Irishmen's Rebellion. He was executed in Tullow in County Carlow but it is reputed that some of his remains are buried here in Ferns.
The second is that of Diarmuid McMurrough, the deposed High KIng of Leinster who died in 1171. There is a beautiful ruin of a Chapter House and St. Mary's Abbey ruins lie across the fields to the rear towards the road.
The original St Edan’s itself dates from the 13th century and the current structure incorporates much of the earlier, much larger, medieval Cathedral. Inside is the remarkable 800 year old effigy tomb of Bishop John St John. It was burned down in 1575 and was rebuilt in 1577.
The grounds are really lovely though, it makes fro such a peaceful stroll.Written February 8, 2022
Ferns Attractions Information
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