50th Anniversay of Leo Rowsome’s Death

50th Anniversay of Leo Rowsome’s Death

50th Anniversary of Leo Rowsome's Death  The 20th September 2020 will be the 50th anniversary of the death of Leo Rowsome. A grandson of Samuel Rowsome a well-known piper in the 1820s who lived in Ballintore near Ferns, Leo is credited with keeping...

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Ferns Online Family Quiz

Ferns Online Family Quiz

Tonight's the night for our Online Family Quiz. Starting at 8pm, you've still time to register and join us. Remember you need two devices: one to log in to the quiz and the other to access Answer Sheets. The links will be live at 7.45pm. Link to...

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Medieval Ferns Experience

Medieval Ferns Experience

Tales of Gaelic kingship, Norman knights, power shifts and miracle working saints abound – the story of invasion and ambitious Gaelic kings told in an informative and entertaining way

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Ferns Village Golf Classic 2021

Ferns Village Golf Classic 2021

The first ever Ferns Village Golf Classic was held on Friday, August 13th in Enniscorthy Golf Club and was a tremendous success. We would like to thank all those who help make it a very enjoyable day out for participants. We would also like to...

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Public Art Consultation in North Wexford

Public Art Consultation in North Wexford

Exciting new arts project linking County Wexford in Ireland with North Pembrokeshire in Wales, specifically Ferns and St. Davids.   You now have a chance to Have Your Say on the shortlist of the St Davids and Ferns Public Art Commission! Deadline...

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Online Family Quiz

Online Family Quiz

We’re nearly there and you still have time to book a place at tonight’s online quiz!  For more information and to join the Quiz, click ‘Read More’ below.  Enjoy this springtime family friendly quiz from the comfort of your own home on March 18th at...

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Printed and Online Resources

Printed and Online Resources

This page will feature a range of reading and reference material. The recommendations that follow should not be considered comprehensive but rather, are designed to give you an insight into Ferns and its varied history.

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Ferns Businesses go Online

Ferns Businesses go Online

If you are a business in Ferns and would like to sell your product or service online?
Try this new online service -its free and supported by Wexford County Council.
Contact: dermot.bolger101@gmail.com or phone 087-2460148

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Ferns Family Quiz

Ferns Family Quiz

….and the winners were:
Noreen, Chloe and Shauna Byrne
Runners Up: the Kelly Gang – both families from Clone Rd. Ferns. Congratulations to all!

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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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