St. Mullins is a scenically, charming riverside village on the banks of the River Barrow with an impressive ecclesiastical history and is one of the country’s most significant archaeological sites, standing in importance with Glendalough and Clonmacnoise. The area gets its name from St. Moling (614 – 696 A.D.). The townsland has physical remains fom many significant periods in Irish history – an early Christian monastic settlement, a Norman Motte and Bailey, a large graveyard with many insurgents from the 1798 Rebellion, 19th century flour and woollen mills and the river with its history in both fishing and canal boat transportation. Tradition states however that the history of this place goes back a great deal further with associations to Fionn Mac Cumhail. Fionn is said to have stopped here to consolidate his followers on his way north to do battle.
ACTIVITIES: Barrow Way walking route