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Noel Bergin

Well worth a visit. Make sure it’s a good day as the views of the whole area are amazing . Get the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Noel B
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Ferns, Ireland
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A Greatly Underratted Piece Of Irish History

Our guide did a marvelous job of educating us on the history of Ireland. This is the starting place... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
john m
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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Ferns Town Centre, Ferns, Enniscorthy, Ireland
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Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit. Make sure it’s a good day as the views of the whole area are amazing . Get the guided tour.... it’s well worth it

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Noel B
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Our guide did a marvelous job of educating us on the history of Ireland. This is the starting place where Irish and English history intersected. Ferns Castle should be visited by more people so they can better understand Irish history. And unlike many castles, this...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful trip our guide was awesome. He included the young and old as players in on tour. The local folks were warm and made you feel like you were a native. The local restaurant served the most wonderful dishes

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is the spot where Irish/English history begins. Strongbow was invited to Ireland by the King of Leinster whose castle this was. We all know the history from there.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

We were booking a tour and found out that Ferns castle was on its off season. Well it turns out that Christine the tour guide lives close and came in on her day off to give us a tour!!! She was amazing and very passionate...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We just happen to drive by and decide to stop in. Great ruins to walk around with a visitor center, where Mr Larry happen to be working and grabbed us for a personal tour of the ruins and tower. He left a lasting impression and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Often stopped in Ferns in Traffic on way to Wexford. I heard about Ferns Castle in the Hook and stopped on a Sunday on way home. What a surprise Ms Power was our guide and for a free tour did we get mines of information...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018

I would say (along with Tintern Abbey)that Fern castle is one of the most important places to visit to learn the history of this part of Ireland. The guides are informative and entertaining. Our guide also kept my 5 year old granddaughter Isabelle entertained as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

Why don't more people go to Ferns castle? That is the question I left the castle asking myself. For one the Castle is a great relic of our history. But more so than the great castle and visitor center the tour was the most impressive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank codie44
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We brought our young cousins here during the summer and we were delighted with the tour and the view from the top was lovely we got to see the whole village from there.

Date of experience: August 2018
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