St Mullins is an ancient ecclesiastical site with the stump of a round tower and Norman motte as well as a whole host of religious buildings and 1798 graves. Layer upon layer has been built over the centuries. The river here meets the upper tidal reaches and the difference in water temperature makes for a misty, soft landscape. This mystical meeting of the river & sea has made St Mullins a spiritual centre for millenia – people came here for a cure from the Blessed Well during The Great Plague. Riverdance legend Michael Flatley’s ancestors are buried here.
There is a riverside walk to & from the peaceful Lock (see video below) which is enjoyable – bring your own refreshments. There are several B&Bs in the area if you plan to stay.
Facilities: In recent years a seasonal Cafe has opened beside the river. There is a small shop on the green and a pub.
See the walking guide for more information