Leighlinbridge Tidy Towns was established during 1980, and our goal is to maintain the highest standards of tidiness across the village. We have countless volunteers help us from all areas of the village, andwe work on numerous initiatives throughout the year to maintain the high standards we have set over the years. Our new website is designed to provide you with a visual appreciation for just how beautiful Leighlinbridge is. We will keep the text to a minimum and, instead, we will ask you to enjoy a trip around our website where you can see high-quality photographs, interactive maps, 360/VR videos and links to our various social media accounts.
Much of Leighlinbridge is designated as a Special Area of Conservation by the National Parks and Wildlife service. This is focused around thew River Barrow, which runs through the middle of the town, and surrounding areas. Press the button below to view a map of the Special Area of Conservation boundary as designated by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. We run education awareness programmes during the year to let people know about our conservation goals and aims for this SAC.
The Black Castle dominmates the Leighlinbridge town centre built environment. This Norman Castle is located on the banks of the River Barrow and dates from the 11th century. It is adjacent to one of Ireland's oldest load-bearing bridges, The Valerian Bridge. There are also a large number of buildings within the village designated as protected structures by Carlow County Council. Press the button below to view the locations of the Leighlinbridge Record of Protected Structures on our new interactive mapping application.
There are many resources and initiatives focused on environmental awareness. There are three recycling centres within the village and the committee organizes and supports numerous educations awareness campaigns in partership with Carlow County Council, DSP, Leighlinbridge Primary School and others.
We are always pleased to welcome volunteers to help us keep Leighlinbridge beautiful. If you are interested then you can contact us on this website, on Facebook or by contacting one of our hard working committee members. Any help, time and input you can provide is greatly appreciated.
Leighlinbridge has participated in the National Tidy Towns competition on each occation over the past 37 years. The village has been the recipient of numerous awards throughout the years. In 2000 Leighlinbridge was the overall national winner in the Green Towns Millennium Project. In 2001 Leighlinbridge was the first village in Ireland to receive a Gold Medal in the European “Entente Florale” competition, having been county winners of Tidy Towns for many years and Gold Medal winners on many occasions.