Mullinavat ( Muileann an Bhata ) is located in the South East of Ireland ( referred to as the Sunny South East ) in the county of Kilkenny. The name comes from mill of the stick.
The village is located centrally on the N9 national primary road from Waterford to Dublin. The town was by-passed in July 2010 when the Kilkenny -- Waterford section of the M9 opened. There are link roads to New Ross and Piltown from the town centre. The town is bounded by Killahy in the upper end of the parish to Fahee (Fahy) in the lower end, a distance of 7.4 miles (11.9 km). In the west lies Rathnasmolagh with Listrolin at the eastern extremity, a distance of 6.6 miles (10.6 km). The town measures 48.84 square miles (78.6 kilometres).