The Irish name translates as 'soft bogland'. Mountmellick lies in a bend in the River Owenass, almost ringed by it, at the north - eastern end of the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Nearby is Cathole Glen with its cascades and trout pools.
Quakers industrialised the town in the early 18th century and the large houses and work buildings of prosperous merchants can be seen in the town today.
Map of Mountmellick
Getting To and Around Mountmellick
For information on getting to and around Co. Laois, see our Co. Laois Transport Guide.
Public Transport to and around Mountmellick
829 Portlaoise - Tullamore Hospital via Portarlington Bus route operated by Slieve Bloom Coach Tours
Public transport route information is Irish Public Sector Data licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence
Places to Stay in Mountmellick
- Barrow View Bed and Breakfast Barrow View, Forest Upper
- Brielle House Irishtown
- The Forum - Mountmellick The Forum, Patrick Street
Things to Do in Mountmellick
- Mountmellick Museum Irishtown