Enniscorthy, (Irish: Inis Córthaidh) is the second-largest town in County Wexford, Ireland. At the 2016 census, the population of the town and environs increased 11,381. The Placenames Database of Ireland sheds no light on the origins of the town's name. It may refer either to the "Island of Corthaidh" or the "Island of Rocks". With a history going back to 465, Enniscorthy is one of the longest continuously-occupied sites in Ireland. The cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ferns is located in the town.
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The castle was built in the 13th century, possibly by William, Earl Marshall. Originally, the castle formed a square, with large corner towers. Only half of the castle now remains.
We were 5 family members from 24 to 88 yrs 3 visiting from Marseille France and we had a wonderful visit to Ferns Castle, we wish to thank our guide John and the staff at Ferns for their excellent welcome. We were thoroughly engaged in the story of the castle, the area and the history of ireland painted beautifully in words by our host John. We would highly recommend visiting this small but exceptional heritage site brought to life by the passionate and knowledgeable staff. Murray Murphy Perez family
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Visiting this site was a highlight of my recent holiday in Wexford. The views are exceptional. Completed our experience of 1798.
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Enniscorthy Castle, in the heart of Enniscorthy town, was originally built in the 13th century, and has been ‘home’ to Norman knights, English armies, Irish rebels and prisoners, and local merchant families. Why not visit our dungeon to see the rare medieval wall art –The Swordsman, or our battlements at the top of the castle to marvel at the amazing views of Vinegar Hill Battlefield, Enniscorthy town, and the sights, flora and fauna of the surrounding countryside. We explore the development of the Castle and town from its earliest Anglo-Norman origins, with a special focus on the Castle as a family home.Visitors can also view the ‘Enniscorthy Industries ‘exhibition on the ground floor from the early 1600’s onward when Enniscorthy began to grow and prosper as a market town. Explore Wexford in the 1950’s with a permanent exhibition to Enniscorthy Towns part in the making of Colm Toibin’s; Brooklyn , as well renowned Irish furniture designer and architect Eileen Gray.
Going by the reviews and the leaflet we picked up in our Hotel, we knew the castle would be one of our stops while in Enniscorthy. The man who sold us our tickets was very informative, and helpful and explained a bit about the castle and the dungeon etc. The castle is amazing, it immurses you in the cultural and the families there before you. Our favourite part was the 2nd floor ( hopefully that is right) where the Brooklyn exhibition is on, and the old shop and sitting room is set up. It was simply amazing. Thank you, we really enjoyed it. The admission price also, 6 euros an adult is so well worth the money.
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