Visit the Medieval Ferns Experience and you’ll be surprised by what you’ll find. If you’re looking for things to do in Wexford, we take an interactive, fun and innovative approach to telling our medieval story. As the centre of Wexford’s medieval history, we love sharing stories of ambitious Gaelic kings, eager Norman knights and, of course where would you be without a miracle working saint! We have it all in the Ancient Capital of Leinster.
See below for opening times.
Using a mix of virtual reality, sensory and audio visual you can immerse yourself in our fantastic medieval story – as a monastic settlement founded by St. Aidan in the early 7th century, through to the 11th and 12th century when the Kings of Leinster ruled from Ferns. Take time to visit and take the inauguration stone challenge and see if you’re fit to be a king – its just one of a number of innovative elements in the Medieval Ferns Experience.
Guided Walking Tours
We also offer guided walking tours of key medieval sites in Ferns, the Ancient Capital of Leinster. Walk in the footsteps of saints, Gaelic kings and Norman knights and hear stories of why Ferns is central to Wexford’s medieval story. The one hour tour needs to be booked in advance to ensure availability of a guide. Guided tours can be booked Monday – Saturday, depending on availability of guides.
Tour Fee: €6 Seniors/Students €5 Children under 12 free.
To book a guided walking tour, please email: [email protected] or phone 089-4946972
Opening Times and Contact Information
From November 2022 – May 2023 we are reducing our opening times: we are now open from Wednesday to Saturday (incl) from 11am to 5pm with last entry at 4pm.
From June 2023 – October 2023, we will open from Tuesday to Saturday (incl) from 11am – 5pm with last entry at 4pm
Outside these opening times we will take group bookings, please email [email protected] for details.
Entry Fee: €6 Seniors/Students €5 Children under 12 free.
For all enquiries, please email: [email protected] or phone: 089-4946972
If you are travelling by car on the M11 in southbound direction, take exit 24 for Camolin and Ferns. If you are travelling in the northerly direction towards Ferns, take exit 25 for Ferns.
Bus: Regular bus services are available. For timetables, check out Wexford Bus and Bus Eireann.
Trains: The nearest train stations to Ferns are in Gorey and Enniscorthy. Check out Iarnrod Eireann website for timetables.
Ferns is located on the R722 between the towns of Gorey and Enniscorthy. The Medieval Ferns Experience is located at Ferns Community Cenre, Upper Main St., Ferns. Eircode Y21 VW29.
The Medieval Ferns Experience is a community initiative, run as a social enterprise to tell the story of Ferns and its significant medieval history in an informative and entertaining way. We would like to make your visit as enjoyable as possible and look forward to welcoming you to the Medieval Ferns Experience in the Ancient Capital of Leinster.