Leighlinbridge is a historical village on the river Barrow. A strategic tower known as the Black Castle was first built here in 1181 and so was one of the earliest Norman fortresses. Leighlinbridge is a pretty village where the well known Lord Bagenal Pub and restaurant is situated. On Sundays throughout the summer fishermen from the local club can be seen in competition of the banks of the river. At Old Leighlin, 4 km west of leighlinbridge Street Lazerians Cathedral is built on this site of an old monastic church founded in 632 AD.


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