We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Tobernalt Holy Well

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 58 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Beautiful place to reflect

This place is very special to the people of Sligo and beyond, It would appeal to religious and non-religious people who would just like to reflect on life or just take some quiet... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
pdynan72
,
sligo
Add Photo Write a Review

58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
sligo
Level Contributor
35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is very special to the people of Sligo and beyond, It would appeal to religious and non-religious people who would just like to reflect on life or just take some quiet time to relax.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

A lovely location. Very peaceful and worth a stop by. Very clean area with places to sit and reflect.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Newtownards, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

There was a very strange atmosphere here. A mix of pagan grove and catholic shrine. My wife did not like the creepy feeling the place gave her....

Was this review helpful? Yes
Herts
Level Contributor
86 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a delightful place and although it is designed for quiet contemplation, it will appeal also to non-religious people

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sligo
Level Contributor
103 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This is a historic and monumental location. As a regular visitor the grounds are tidy and clean and the location has many interesting places to reflect and nourish our spirituality. The new wall helps to complete the grounds.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I can't agree more with the other comments regarding Tobernalt Holy Well, it's a must see. Unfortunately when we visited, there was a number of small children there running riot whilst their parents were stood about chatting very loudly which I thought was very disrespectful especially when there is a sign to observe silence! I can highly recommend a visit,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sligo, Ireland
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Visited this little place a few times, you don't have to be religious to feel and see the beauty of this peaceful and tranquil space. It's nice to come on a warm sunny evening and just relax.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Kildare, Ireland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

While I'm not very religious, I make sure to go to Tobernault on every visit to Sligo. It is a very tranquil place that is a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of normal life. A beautiful walk around the stations of the cross and lovely to see people leaving rosary beads, scapulars, ribbons hanging of the trees in memory... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Holy Well is a lovely place, Real calming and views are amazing, you will need a car to get there as no bus route to it or non walking for the town itself. you can light candles for 50cents per candle, stations of the cross and wishing bridge throw money over your shoulder into the water and wish :)

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
103 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

For those interested, this is a beautiful holy place, visited by locals and pilgrims alike. The well and surroundings are not far from town, and the pathways and stations are well-kept. Previously a site on which the forbidden Catholic masses were celebrated by those brave enough to risk punishment by their English overlords, the site is now a shrine. A... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Tobernalt Holy Well also viewed

Sligo, County Sligo
Sligo, County Sligo
 

Been to Tobernalt Holy Well? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Tobernalt Holy Well

Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Sligo  >  Sligo

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Tobernalt Holy Well and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Tobernalt Holy Well staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?