FERNS VILLAGE HERITAGE TRAIL
Ferns Village Heritage Trail
Distance: 2.37km (1.5 miles)
Walking time: 40min
OSI Discovery Map Series 69
GRID REFERENCE: T 020 497
SAT NAV: 52.589, -6.493
- Diarmuid MacMurrough founded St. Mary’s Abbey ‘for the health of my soul and my ancestors and successors’. Its foundation charter included an entitlement to a ‘portion of all beer brewed in Ferns’. MacMurrough took sanctuary in the Abbey whilst he awaited the arrival of his Anglo-Norman allies.
- In the Cathedral graveyard is interred the late Fr. Ned Redmond who, as a student in France, was credited with saving the young Napoleon Bonaparte from drowning, thus altering the course of European history.
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Directions: Ferns is located on the N11 between Enniscorthy and Gorey.