Mullichain Cafe

The Mullicháin Café

St Mullins on the bank of the Barrow river in the south of county Carlow is one special little spot within very easy reach of Dublin 1.5 hours. We are right in the middle of the south-east 35 minutes from Wexford, Carlow, Kilkenny and Waterford. Down on the quay tucked away from all the hustle-bustle of the world sits the Mullicháin café only yards from the river. You can sit and watch the Heron fishing on the weir when the tide is out or watch the cruisers passing on the rising tide on their way to the sea, this is truly a stunning valley where the barrow walkway begins. The Café is on two floors of the beautifully restored Old Grain store building and has tables along the side of the harbour wall. Emer is a very fine baker and has fresh scones and chocolate brownies to die for with a nice cappuccino. Just imagine a smoked salmon salad and a glass of wine under the umbrella and then a stroll up the river. Our walks booklet gives you a variety of walks from the lazy stroll to the 4-hour walk up to the top of a white mountain where you have a panoramic view over Carlow and Wexford. Martin and Mark are there to send you in the right direction or give you a bit of the local history and gossip on the Normans, Vikings and Odlums Flour Mills. On a dull day, you can sit upstairs on the couch and have a good read.

Never been there? You’ll never forget it!


The Mullichain Cafe… A gem-set out on the banks of the River Barrow – Martin, Emer and Mark restored a grain house into a much-loved café 10 minutes from town…in the tranquil setting of St. Mullins, whether you are seated indoors or by the riverbank, sit back and just enjoy the River Barrow slipping quietly by

– One of the most unique experiences you will find to enjoy a great coffee or a bite to eat that will always live up to its fantastic reputation. The cafe is open daily from 11 am – 5 pm (except for Monday’s). For some, it’s the ruins of the early Christian church, monastery, round tower, high cross and holy well, that are the draw. but for most Its the cosy atmosphere that always makes for a welcoming visit, after a long walk…..The chatter in the cafe makes it feel like a hub of activity at the weekend, with everyone recounting their various biking, hiking, canoeing or trail adventures that are on its doorstep ✌️

…and with the craic assured from all the lads down the Mullicháin Café – what more could you want 💕💕

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