St. Mullins Monastery, Co. Carlow

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.