St. Laserian’s Trail covers the mid-Carlow area, featuring a number of sites of national significance including the medieval cathedral at Old Leighlin and the impressive Adelaide Memorial Church at Myshall. Enjoy discovering these ancient sites. A visit to one of Ireland’s finest Medieval churches, St. Laserian’s Cathedral in Old Leighlin, makes a perfect start to this trail which meanders through the heart of the county towards Myshall at the foot of the Blackstairs Mountains. In Myshall, the visitor can admire the exquisite Adelaide Memorial Church with its exuberant decorative work.
The trail also includes the Quaker burial grounds at Ballykealey and Ballybrommell which remind us that the county included communities whose belief systems operated outside the mainstream Catholic and Church of Ireland faiths.
St Laserian's Trail Self Drive Route features St. Laserian’s Cathedral, Old Leighlin, St. Laserian’s Holy Well, Leighlinbridge, Wells Church, Dunleckny Churchyard, Agha Church, St. Patrick’s Church in Newtown, Romanesque church in Myshall, Catholic Church of Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Myshall, St. Brigid’s Well in Myshall, Adelaide Memorial Church in Myshall, Cranavane Well, Quaker graveyard and Lecky family graveyard in Ballykealy, Quaker burial ground, Ballybrommell and St. John’s Church of Ireland in Nurney.
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Note of Interest: Old Loughlin: The date on which Easter is celebrated has always been a cause of difficulty and disagreement throughout Christian history. St. Laserian overcame the problem persuading the Irish bishops gathered in the Synod of 630 ito adopt the Roman system, this achievement was confirmed for the Western Church