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Ferns Development Association Sub Committees

Ferns Tidy Towns

A very active group whose focus is on presenting the village at its best while also promoting an awareness and appreciation of our environment and promoting community involvement in, and appreciation of, our wonderful village. Visit Ferns Tidy Towns for more information.

Ferns Heritage Project Group

Established in 2015, this group's focus is on developing and promoting Ferns Christian/medieval heritage as a tourism product. For more information, click here Ferns Heritage Project Group


Ferns Community Alert

Ferns Community Alert was established in 1997, to provide support and visitation for the elderly and isolated living in our community. This support is twofold:

(A) Keeping an eye on your neighbour and ensuring they are alright, especially in bad weather, e.g. frost, snow, and heavy rains.
  • Watching for unusual activity or strangers hanging around and reporting to the Gardaí.
  • Calling on your neighbour and spending a while talking with them.
  • Encouraging and helping them to take part in community activities. This might mean proving transport to get there.
(B) Support also comes through grants for the elderly, provided by the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. Application for these grants must be made through the local community alert. These grants cover:
  • Socially monitored alarm systems, which are monitored 24hrs a day.
  • Window locks, door locks, and door chains.
  • External security lighting.
  • Smoke Alarms.

For details to access grants through Ferns Community Alert contact:

Colm Morris:
Phone:053 9366176
Mobile:086 3866582
E-mail:colmclo@eircom.net