The walk to Graignamanagh
Whether you’re young or old you have gone on a walk, you were either dragged into it or were a willing participant. There are many walks in the St. Mullins area, for example, the walk to the Holy Well or further out the walk in Clash, but the walk that will most likely come to mind is the walk from St. Mullins to Graignamanagh following the Barrow river, which is used by many either walking, cycling, fishing or horse riding.
This walk has beautiful scenery of woods, mountains and the lock gates. There has been a debate recently about putting paving on the walk, which most local people have been strongly against. They say it is a beautiful walk and there is no pressure to walk fast, it’s nice soft grass to walk on and the paving is only for cyclists to go faster on which would take away the nice environment of being allowed and encouraged to take your time on the walk. It would also take away from the natural beauty and discourage the natural fauna and flora. Machinery should not penetrate such a quiet peaceful place and I wholeheartedly agree that the walk should be left as it is and has been for generations