St Laserians Cathedral Carlow | Cathedrals Carlow

St Laserians Cathedral Carlow | Cathedrals Carlow

A 13th century Cathedral in the village of Old Leighlin, Co. Carlow.

The original monastic settlement dates from the 7th century and its peak had a community of 1,500 monks. The cathedral embraces a fascinating and often violent history of Viking raids, murder and religious turbulence. Its thirteenth century nave and chancel, fifteenth century tower and the Chapel remain largely unchanged. Also to be seen are the unique four-bay sedilia, the twelfth and thirteenth century fonts and the splendid Catherine O’Brien East Window.

Today, St. Laserian’s Cathedral Carlow remains an unspoilt. Nearby is St. Laserian’s Well with its Celtic cross believed to date from the time of the saint.

St Laserians Cathedral Carlow is open to the public daily from 1st May to 30th September from 10.00am to 4.00pm. There is no admission charge, but a voluntary contribution towards the upkeep of the Cathedral are very much appreciated.


Cathedral Address

St.Laserian's Cathedral, Old Leighlin, Carlow 

 

St Laserians Cathedral Carlow | Cathedrals Carlow