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Tobernalt Holy Well

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Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201

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A Serene Escape

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews 97 reviews
47 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

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 

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Dublin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

There are historical anecdotes which compel you to imagine the Holy Well in penal times, where our ancestors defied the brutal laws of old and prayed at this natural sanctuary to profess their faith. When you have done that, absorb the natural visual and audible beauty of this location. Babbling streams and melodic birds singing in the trees immerse you... More 

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Sligo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Holy Well is a beautiful location for reflection and prayer. It has many different locations to visit and ponder. The recent repairs and erection of an new old limestone wall at the lower end of the Holy Well has enhanced the grounds for all visitors. It is a historic location with a deep history and is well maintained.

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Devon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

So interesting a place. There is a natural spring that bubbles up in the middle of this ancient place. Rocks made into altars with religious icons on display. A lovely stream from the natural spring flows through the middle of the site. A very interesting experience

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Sligo, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Holy Well in Tobernalt just outside Sligo Town is well worth a visit if your looking to shrug off the pressures of Daily Life even if just for a few Moments...the Minute you enter the low Walled Grounds it's like stepping into another World of Peace and Tranquility...from the sound of the running Stream that runs through the Grounds... More 

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Redding, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

A beautiful place for quiet reflection whether you practice in religion or not. The symbols are well-kept and simultaneously rustic in setting. Makes for nice pictures and looking inwards.

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Strandhill, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This place is unique in terms of peace and reflection. Have brought a number of visitors there through the years and it is always me who realizes just how special this place is.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We had never heard of it but followed some road signs to see where they took us. Very peaceful surroundings. So much packed into such a small place but yet in no way over crowded. In the short time we were there we saw many come and pay a quick visit - Obviously a popular venue for a quick prayer... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The holy well is a much loved attraction within the family, and I was very excited to go there! The well is very quaint and surrounded by a mythical woodland enclosure. Although you cannot drink the water due to chemical contamination, there are also candles with can be lit in memory of those we loved. It's worth a stop by,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Nice place to relax and reflect. We were told you could cleanse your soul if you walked barefoot through the stream at the bottom of the sight. Who knows, but we did it anyway. Worth a stop when you are on the Lough Gill loop.

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