St. Mullins Monastery, Co. Carlow

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These photographs were taken 30th July 2014.

I’d never been to St. Mullins in the past, never actually knew anything about it.

Lewis Topographical Dictionary (1837) tells us “MULLINS (ST.), a parish, partly in the barony of BANTRY, county of WEXFORD, but chiefly in that of ST. MULLINS, county of CARLOW, and province of LEINSTER, 2 ½ miles (E.) from Graigue, on the road to Enniscorthy, and on the river Barrow; containing 5895 inhabitants. “

Also “Its name is derived from the ancient monastery founded here by St. Moling, or Mullin, at a place called Aghacainid, subsequently Teighmolin, or “St. Mullin’s House,” about the year 632, or, according to some historians, in the middle of the seventh century. St. Moling, being a native of this part of the island and of the royal race of Leinster, was afterwards made bishop of Ferns. “

It is a fascinating place, well worth the visit.  I’m just leaving the shots I took of the Church body and Monastery remnants in this post.

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