The beautiful Barrow Valley is the dominant physical landmark in this trail which covers the southern part of Co. Carlow. Since time began Carlow has carried much of its history along her rivers. The influence of these waterways can be seen today in the many prehistoric sites and early Christian settlements scattered throughout this area of the county.
The Trail is 77km (44 miles) long.
St. Moling, the seventh-century saint, ranks among ‘the four great prophets of Ireland’. The monastery he founded at St. Mullins, beside the River Barrow, is the highlight on this trail which bears his name. There are, however, other exceptional experiences awaiting the visitor.
The isolated Temple Moling in Ballinree and the diminutive early medieval church at Killoughternane are set in breathtaking scenery and surrounded by the calming sounds of nature. The trail also includes the beautiful medieval Cistercian church in Graiguenamangh, now adapted for modern worship.
The Trail Route: 1. Borris House, Borris |
2. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Borris | 3. Catholic Girls’ School, Borris | 4. St. Laserian’s Catholic Church, Ballinkillin | 5. Lorum Church, Lorum | 6. Templemoling Cemetery, Ballinree | 7. St. Fortiarnán’s church,Killoughternane | 8. St. Fortiarnán’s Holy Well,Killoughternane | 9. St. Mullins ecclesiastical site | 10. St. Moling’s Holy Well, St. Mullins | 11. Templenabo | 12. Duiske Abbey, Graiguenamanagh.
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