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Old Leighlin Cathedral, Carlow

The Present St. Laserians Cathedral is a 13th century building of great charm. It replaced a 7th century monastery which once accommodated 1,500 monks. This site was the location for a church synod in 630 AD. This historic gathering decided on formula which was to determine the dates of Easter each year for all of the western Church and which remains in use to this day. Nearby is the very ancient 7th century Cross of Saint Laserian and his holy well, which continues to be venerated and attracts votive offerings some 14th centuries after his death.

Old Leighlin Cathedral Map



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