Discovering Medieval Ferns, Co. Wexford

Stephen Mandal, Michael Potterton & Denis Shine, editors

Paperback €26.95
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ISBN: 978-1-80151-021-9
November 2023. 384pp. Paperback. Large Format. Full Colour Ills.

Foreword by Ian Doyle

Preface by Stephen Mandal, Michael Potterton & Denis Shine

Setting the scene: the formation of the Ferns landscape and life before St Aidan
Stephen Mandal, Michael Potterton & Denis Shine

From caput to caput: the rise and fall of medieval Ferns, c.600–c.1600
Michael Potterton

The changing monastic and political landscape of Ferns in context, twelfth to fifteenth century
Anne-Julie Lafaye

The cult of relics and expressions of wealth at eleventh- and twelfth-century Ferns
Kate Colbert

Clone Church, Co. Wexford: an archaeological survey
Christiaan Corlett

The architecture of sacral kingship in twelfth-century Ferns: the church of St Mary’s Abbey
Tadhg O’Keeffe

St Mary’s Abbey, Ferns: an archaeological survey
Christiaan Corlett

Chasing St Aidan’s monastery at Ferns
Barry Lacey, Michael ‘Bodhi’ Rogers, Denis Shine, Ger Dowling, Anne-Julie Lafaye, David McIlreavy & Stephen Mandal

The archaeology of the Augustinian abbey of St Mary, Ferns: the cloister
Denis Shine, Tadhg O’Keeffe, Stephen Mandal, Linda Lynch & Daniel O’Meara

Geophysical investigations at Ferns as part of the Ancient Connections Project
Kimberley Teale

A timber watermill revealed in the ecclesiastical core of Ferns
Kate Taylor

Clone, Ferns: church, community and continuity
Denis Shine, Ian Elliott, Barry Lacey, Lauren Goodall-Byrne & Stephen Mandal

A glimpse of light in Wexford: late medieval rushlight holders
Clare McCutcheon

Captured: a digital approach to representing medieval Ferns
Michael ‘Bodhi’ Rogers & Samuel S. Chen

‘Sheep in the abbey’: the community of Ferns engaging with its medieval heritage
Catherine MacPartlin