This holy well is dedicated to St Molin, a 7th century saint who worked under St Brendan. After his conversion to Christianity he lived for a while in a nearby cave in the usual austere Celtic manner. This well is said to be the site of his baptism and is located on a steep sided valley overlooking the River Arigle. Molin built a small church here, but his main achievement was the construction of Saint Mullins monastery in Carlow. He is also attributed with making a copy of the Gospels. This impressive metalwork shrine can be seen in the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin. His other great feat was that he convinced the local King of Leinster (Finaghta) to renounce the crippling cattle tax which he had levied on the men of Leinster. This type of tribute collection had long been a tradition in Ireland and so lead to extreme poverty as this was usually the only thing people owned (sounds familiar!?) This act is still remembered locally as prayers are still said for the people in Mullennakill and for those who make their living off the land.

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