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The Southeast Sights

Black Castle

  • Off Main St.
  • Leighlinbridge
  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Updated 04/28/2014

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Poetically mirrored in the waters of the River Barrow and framed by the bulk of a grandly medieval bridge, the Norman fortress of Black Castle was built in 1181 and has seen countless battles and sieges. You can walk around the hulking, 400-year-old main tower, which all but dares you to set up your easel and canvas on the adjoining towpath. The bridge's five stone arches have spanned the river since 1320, making it one of the oldest functioning bridges in Europe and a

magnificent repoussoir for the castle.

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Sight Information


Off Main St., Leighlinbridge, Co. Carlow, Ireland

Updated 04/28/2014


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