Medieval Ferns Experience

Ferns Upper, Co. Wexford, Y21 VW29, Ireland


Wexford’s newest visitor attraction – the Medieval Ferns Experience tells the story of our medieval past in an engaging and fun way using a range of media including virtual reality and audio visual.  Before the Normans arrived in Wexford, Gaelic kings dominated – and none more controversial than Diarmait MacMurrough, King of Leinster.  The man some say was a tyrant who betrayed his people, while others say he was a man of his time. Visit this innovative attraction and come to your own conclusion and while you’re there, why not take the Inauguration Stone Challenge and see if you are fit to be a king!


Before MacMurrough’s time, another man chose Ferns as his base. Centuries earlier, a man born under miraculous circumstances in Co Cavan, was granted land in Ferns to build a monastery after he performed a miracle for the then King of Leinster Brandubh. To this day, St. Aidan’s Monastery is a source of enquiry, with ongoing archaeological digs adding pieces of the jigsaw – unearthing the secrets buried for centuries and discovering the intersection of two time periods.   


Ferns, the Ancient Capital of Leinster is central to Wexford’s medieval story and has a fascinating story to tell, why not visit and find out what’s behind this hidden gem.



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  • Car parking facilities just a matter of metres away in St. Aidan’s Church car park: Y21 X5W9
  • Guided tour of medieval sites on the Ferns Village Heritage Trail (pre-booking required)
  • Toilets


Opening Times:

Tuesday – Saturday    10am – 5pm

Hourly slot available:  10am, 11am, 12, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and last admission4pm




  • Toilets
  • Guided Tours
  • Parking
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