Community Project

Mediaeval Costumes for Ferns – Ferns Heritage Project

Ferns Heritage Project is a key community organisation that strives to create opportunities to bring the unique heritage stories of Ferns to life for contemporary audiences. This project will play an important part in developing a unique Ferns tourism offering, forming a template to be used for years to come. Costumes will be created by a professional seamstresses and wooden staffs for St Aidan and St David will also be professionally made. In addition to this, local volunteers will make further costumes to create an historical re-enactment performance – a theatrical celebration to include jousting on horseback, medieval dancing and warriors displaying games of the medieval period.

“We want to bring history to life through creating a visual display in period costume focusing on the connections between Pembrokeshire and Wexford – showcasing an important element of our shared history in an entertaining and colourful way.”

Catherine McPartlin – Ferns Heritage Project

Date: March 2020 – March 2021

Project Outputs: Community event and legacy costumes