Leighlinbridge Castle

Carlow Attractions
Castles

10 Castles in County Carlow

County Carlow’s historic attractions are many, include a number of fine castles from medieval ruins, National Monuments of Ireland to a fully preserved castle open to the public and castle beeing now a private house. So far I visited 10 Castles in County Carlow. Writers over the years have claimed that there were over 150 castles […]

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Carlow Attractions
Castles
National Monument

Black Castle

Black Castle is located in Leighlinbridge, County Carlow and is also known as Leighlinbridge Castle. The original Black Castle, built in 1181, was one of the earliest and finest Norman fortresses in Ireland. Castle was granted to John de Claville by Hugh de Lacy, the powerful Norman baron who governed Ireland for Henry II. This […]

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Carlow Attractions
Must visit place in Carlow
Towns and Village

Leighlinbridge

Leighlinbridge is a charming heritage village located on the River Barrow in County Carlow, only six miles from Carlow town. The Irish name for Leighlinbridge is Leithghlinn an Droichid and it meaning “half-glen or grey glen of the bridge”. The focal point of Leighlinbridge is its 14th century Valerian Bridge across the River Barrow, built […]

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