The tranquil hamlet of St Mullins, just a few houses and a pub scattered around a hummocky village green, gives no indication of its illustrious past. Founded by St Moling (St Mullin) in the 7th century, near the holy waters of St Moling's Well (signposted from the village car park), this was once an important monastic site.
In the 12th and 13th centuries it became a major Anglo-Norman settlement (those hummocks on the green are the remains of a motte-and-bailey castle), but for some reason the village never grew into a town. Today it's a beautiful and peaceful place, a centre for angling, canoeing, and walks and bike rides along the river.
The village hosts St James Pattern Day, an annual pilgrimage and Mass held on the Sunday preceding (or falling on) 25 July.