Why St Mullins?
St Mullins is a very special place which has been attracting travellers for well over a thousand years. We want to continue this tradition by welcoming people to St Mullins to experience its magic for themselves. Sitting beside the River Barrow, it is the beginning/finishing point for the Barrow Way long distance walk. A particularly gorgeous part of that walk is the 8 km river walk from St Mullins to Graiguenamanagh. We definitely recommend enjoying (part of) this walk while you are staying at Mulvarra House.
St Mullins is named after a 7th century scribe and cleric, St Moling, who built a monastery here. In Trinity College Library in Dublin, right beside the Book of Kells, there sits a manuscript known as The Book of Moling. St Moling himself had most likely died by the time the book was written in the eighth century, but his presence is still very much evident in St Mullins. You can also find St Moling’s Well, a revered place of pilgrimage for hundreds of years and where every year people flock to drink the healing waters on Pattern Sunday.