The Leighlinbridge meteorite fell on November 28th 1999 after observers witnessed a bright fireball accompanied by detonations. Four stones were recovered (84.7 g, 73.3 g, 65.6 g and 47.9 g - total 271.4 g).
Leighlinbridge is near Carlow, Wicklow Mountains, County Carlow, Ireland.
The Leighlinbridge meteorite is classified as an L6 ordinary chondrite, meaning it has a low iron content (5-10%) and indistinct chondrules (round features) that have in many places have been metamorphosed under conditions to homogenise the pre-existing minerals (olivine and pyroxene mainly). Sadly, because we do not have a thin section of this meteorite all that can really be seen is a black fusion crust covering almost the entire surface of the 73.3 g hand specimen.