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Walks from St. Mullins, Co. Carlow

We have some great walks mapped out for you. These all start and finish at the Mullicháin Café. Please ask either Martin or Emer who will give you a copy of the walks outlined below.

Slí Na Slainte (The Way of the healthy) 6KM

Starting at the Mullicháin Café walk up river to the Lough it takes about 10 min this is the first lough on the Barrow line and the gate way from the east to Irelands inland waterways. Just past the lough there is a road way up through Bahana Woods as you climb you will be able to see Brandon hill across the river another great walk. Straight ahead are the Blackstairs Mountains and some wonderful views of the valley below.You will see plenty of sheep and cows and the odd horse looking over the wall at you , at the T junction turn right and that will bring you back down into St Mullins ,down by the Grave yard and we will have the tea ready for you at the Mullicháin Café.

Jacobs Mash

This is a nice easy stroll up river to the lock (10 Minutes )and a mosey across the Island where you might see a salmon leap on the river.

Ballyknock to Drummin circuit

This walk will take you down river by the mill workers cottages followed by a long climb up Ballyknock lane with the Blackstairs on your left and on down a country lane for Drummin.
1 Hour 20 Minutes

Ballyknock to Glynn circuit

This walk takes you down river by the mill workers cottages followed by a long climb up Ballyknock lane. Take your time and enjoy the view before taking a left for Glynn with the Blackstairs on your right.
1 Hour.

St Mullins to Graiguenamanagh

6km ,takes about 1.5 Hours each way ,you can always get a Taxi back, ask at John Walsh's that's the shop at the bridge
that sells great 99's .The grass on the river path is groomed by waterways Ireland which makes this a very pleasant walk.Stunning views await .

Brandon Hill

4 Hours 12km.This is a real hike, 12km, around 4Hrs round trip from Grauguenamanagh, Walk up to the roundabout at the top of the town ,take a left for New Ross,next roundabout turn right for Inistioge and then first left and follow your nose to the top ..

White Mountain

4 Hours 16km .Another good hike up from St Mullins through the cross at Drummin onto the Ballywilliam road ,first turn up left by the Piano Gallery .You will come to a forest road on your right at a bungalow,Hack on up the Hill until you reach a T junction and turn left and left again to the Cross at the top of white mountain 

ANGLING South East  Carlow Kilkenny
 No licence Required in St Mullins its Free  !

The Banks of the Barrow have seen great activity for the last month with fisher men from all over Ireland converging on the Quay  St Mullins  in search of the Twaite Shad ,from dawn to dusk the spinners are flashing across the river .This year has seen the greatest amount of Shad landed for many years they are back with a vengence.

The River Barrow is a unique recreational fishery, facilitating both game and coarse angling. The Barrow also supports a fishery for twaite shad and plays host to a prestigious international shad fishing competition in the month May. The Barrow is renowned as a game and coarse angling river for salmon, brown trout, roach, rudd, pike, perch and tench with easy access to all parts of the river from the Barrow towpath. The salmon and trout fishing season on the River Barrow commenced on 17.03.05 and finishes on 30.09.05.At the moment there is no salmon or sea trout fishing to allow the stocks recover.

Good trout fishing can be enjoyed at a number of locations on the river and its tributaries. The area behind the Dolmen Hotel in Carlow has enhanced fishing in this stretch. Between Goresbridge and Graiguenamanagh and at Milford the fishing can be very good and trout of up to 2lbs can be caught. Below the weir in St.Mullins the trout are small (.5lb) but plentiful. The rivers Greese and Lerr, tributaries of the River Barrow can provide excellent trout fishing. September is the best month for salmon fishing with the majority of fish taken below the weir at St. Mullins and some at Borris. From Lanigan's lock in Carlow trout, salmon & coarse fishing is particularly good.

The excellent stocks of quality pike are one of the main attractions for anglers on the River Barrow, with abundant stocks of 20lbs+. Pike angling is carried out on all stretches of the river especially at St.Mullins. The main coarse angling locations are Bahana Wood (just above St. Mullins) and at Graiguenamanagh. Bream and hybrids are the primary species but rudd is also abundant here.

Borris Golf Club

Only 15 minutes from St Mullins,Borris golf club is rhe oldest golf club in Ireland has an excellent 9 hole course and is situated on the Kavanagh estate with beautiful parklands. You are guaranteed a warm welcome. www.borrisgolfclub.ie

.Welcome to Carrigleade Golf course a beautiful 18 hole parkland par 58 course.

The southern tip of Carlow cradled between the Blackstairs mountains to them north east and Brandon hill in County Kilkenny to the west. The beautiful stone ditches are a noted feature of the course  which can be enjoyed  during  your roun d of golf.

We cater for groups,societies and classics.

Contact 087 6290713 or https://carrigleadegolf.wordpress.com/

 

LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

St Mullins Heritage Centre
Located in the Old Church of Ireland to the left side of the grave yard the heritage centre is well worth a visit .Restored by the students of U.C.D it will give you a great flavour of times gone by from St Moling to the Vikings,Normans ,1798,Odlums Flour Mills and the Barrow river -canal system.
 Phone Ann Doyle 0879103672  Patricia Maguire 083 4007255       Open Tuesday and Wednesday 9.30-5pm Sunday 2pm-5pm

The Ros Tapestry Story New Ross
The story of the Norman arrival in the south eastof Ireland and the consequent development of the dynamic port of Ross is depicted in a series of 15 large striking embroidered panels
www.rostapestry.com

Irish National Heritage Park Ferrycarrig Wexford
Really worth a visit,in 35 acres there are a series of clearings in the forest and within each clearing is a settlement showing the different periods from 9,000 years ago to early medieval times. www.inhp.com

Duckett's Grove Walled gardens Carlow
18th to 20th century home of the Duckett family this was the centre of another of Irelands vast ruling class estates with turrets and follies. Even in ruin,the surviving towers and turrets of Duckett's Grove form a romantic profile makingit one of the most photogenic historic buildings in the country.Carlow County Council have done a great restoration job on the old walled gardens www.carlowgardentrail.com

John F Kennedy Arboretum New Ross Wexford (Heritage Ireland)
The John F Kennedy Arboretum celebrates U.S. Presidents links with New Ross.The Arboretum contains some 4,500 types of trees and shrubs from quite literally each nation on earth.Slieve Coilte has a viewing point with spectacular views.
Tel 051 388171 www.heriageireland.ie

Welcome Aboard Larry's Barge 
Cruise the Barrow from St Mullins on your own private barge    353 87 685 2726
Full day- Half Day cruise- 3 Day Cruise One for the must do list. Have a look at Larrys web site you are in the Mystic Valley  http://www.larrysbarge.com/

County Carlow Military Museum, Old Church, St. Dympna's, Athy Road, Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 87 2850509
A fine museum exhibition housed in a late 19th century church. The museum features a wide range of exhibits relating to Carlow military history including the 10th Infantry battalion, Irish UN Peacekeeping in Congo, Lebanon and Somalia, Carlow Militia, Carlow in the Great War and an exhibition of Captain Myles Keogh of the 7th Cavalry killed with General Custer at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Located at the Old Church in the grounds of St. Dympna's Hospital on the Athy Road in Carlow town.

Malone's Fruit Farm, Closh, Ballon, Co. Carlow
Tel: + 353 (0) 503 59477
Fax: + 353 (0) 503 59478
Mobile: + 353 (0) 87 2352352
Malone's Fruit Farm is a family run business and consists of 12 acres of soft fruit. A variety of fruits are grown including strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, tayberries The farm is a member of the Bord Glas Quality & Hygiene Scheme. Fresh fruit can be purchased on the farm during the main season while frozen fruit and a large selection of homemade jams are available all year round. We also do hampers for Christmas, Easter and special occasions. Individuals welcome all year round.

The Dunbrody Emigrant Ship, New Ross
An exact replica of the original ship built in 1845 ,the highlight of the tour is the performance of the costumed actors on board,who bring to life the characters of real people who made the epic journey on the Dunbrody in the 19th century.
www.dunbrody.com

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We have 3 LUXURY SELF-CATERING COTTAGES that surround the old stable yard.

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The Mullicháin Café

Stop by for Lunch! We are open Sat & Sun from 1st Feb 2014 11am-5pm.            Fully open Sat  Mach 1st to end October.

Fresh Scones with the morning coffee and a read of the paper, smoked salmon and a glass wine for the lunch and a stroll along the river bank not a care in the world, this is the good life.

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About St. Mullins in County Carlow

At the heart of the Sunny South East

What a place to relax, chill out and enter a world that hangs in the mists of time As well as being a good spot for anglers, St. Mullins is one of the stop-off points for pleasure barges/cruisers who ply the River Barrow.

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Surrounded by Waterford, New Ross, Wexford and Kilkenny, our Luxury self-catering cottages in St Mullins, Co. Carlow are an ideal location for touring the south east.

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