Ancient Connections Project – COVID19 Update

Ancient Connections Project – COVID19 Update

COVID-19 As you may well have expected, the Ancient Connections project board have taken the decision to postpone all public-facing activity until at least September 2020. We are then looking to restart programmes such as the community history...

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Creative Camino – Ferns to St Davids

Creative Camino – Ferns to St Davids

Pembrokeshire County Council and Wexford County Council are looking for 4 to 6no. people, from their local communities, to participate in an 8-day trans-national walking pilgrimage, alongside four professional Artists, as part of the Ancient...

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Ancient Connections Story Sharing Evening

Ancient Connections Story Sharing Evening

“ANCIENT CONNECTIONS STORY SHARING EVENING”, from 6.30pm, Tuesday 21st January, The Courtyard, Ferns, Co. Wexford. Presented by Abarta Heritage

If you are interested in the folklore, history, heritage and stories of Ferns, this is an ideal opportunity to see what the Ancient Connections project will deliver and to have your say! This is a free event and all are welcome but booking is essential

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Livestream of Christmas Mass from St Aidan’s Church

Livestream of Christmas Mass from St Aidan’s Church

Both Christmas Eve 07.30pm mass, and, Christmas Day 11.00am mass will be live streamed on the newly launched Ferns Church YouTube account (see link below). Should you know of any members of the Ferns community that are abroad this Christmas, or...

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The MacMurrough Inquiry

The MacMurrough Inquiry

To mark the 850th anniversary of the arrival of the Normans, this year's Ferns Conference will hold an 'Inquiry' into the extent to which Diarmuid MacMurrough, King of Leinster, was responsible. The conference will take place in St. Edan's...

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An Evening at Ferns Castle

An Evening at Ferns Castle

The people, the ancient buildings and the history of the area were the unique assets which made Ferns a most attractive tourism experience. This was the view of the two main speakers who addressed the ‘Evening at Ferns Castle’, organised by Ferns...

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6,000 plastic bottle caps later……

6,000 plastic bottle caps later……

After submitting details of our proposed bottle-cap mural project under the Waste Prevention Grant Scheme run by the Environment Section of Wexford County Council and Southern Waste Region, Ferns Tidy Towns were successful in securing funding under...

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National Heritage Week 2017

National Heritage Week 2017

To celebrate National Heritage Week, we have organised the following events: Tuesday, August 22nd Ferns Heritage Project Group presentation in Gorey Library. Entitled ''From Ancient Capital of Leinster to Norman Invasion - Ferns, its past still in...

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Photography Competition

Photography Competition - Closed Prize fund of €200 €100 First Prize * €50 Second Prize * €50 Third Prize Sponsored by Renobuild Competition deadline has been extended to December 7th 2017 This photography competition is the first in the series of...

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St. Edan’s National School Celebrates 200th Birthday

St. Edan’s National School Celebrates 200th Birthday

Celebrations started at 3pm with an exhibition of the school’s heritage, ranging from displays of photos, roll books from 1859; family trees of current pupils covering three and in some cases, even four generations. Also featured was a history of...

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Minister Visits Ferns Castle

Brian Hayes, the Minister of State responsible for the Office of Public Works visited Ferns Castle to discuss with representatives of the Ferns Development Association the possibility of extending the opening period for the Castle and Visitors...

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