- Image of St. Lazerian's Cathedral
Leighlin - two miles west of
Leighlinbridge, St. Lazerians Cathedral, one of the smallest Irish
Medieval Cathedrals, which was built on the site of an old monastic
church founded in 632 AD. Part of the existing Church dates from 1181.
This site was one of the foremost monastic houses in Leinster at the
time with 1500 monks in residence. It was the location for a church
synod in 630 AD, which decided the date on which Easter Day would fall
for the entire Christian world. Today there are only a few remains
including St. Lazerians Cross and Well.
Places of interest: The
Marble Quarry in Old Leighlin, beside St Lazerian's Cathedral, they turn
out the most beautiful white marble creations. Source: Elizabeth