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Tobernalt Holy Well

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Address: , Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201
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A special spiritual place even for a none believer.

An hour long walk through scenic country side brought us to this lovely spot. Quiet and tranquil and a very special place for Irish Catholicism as far back as the 5th Century. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

An hour long walk through scenic country side brought us to this lovely spot. Quiet and tranquil and a very special place for Irish Catholicism as far back as the 5th Century. It feels like being in a church and you feel the need to whisper.

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Riverhead, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We visited this site as part of a Flannery Clan Gathering. The day was wet and gray; but it didn't detract from the feeling of peace. I am not particularly religious, but the Clan is/was mostly Roman Catholic. A Flannery Clergy came along and celebrated Mass for us. I didn't participate but watched in awe... All I can say is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The impact of this ancient wooden grove is very peaceful and tranquil. it is very important to the people of Sligo. The History is worth reading up before you visit - It is said that 1) it dates back to pagan times before Christianity. 2) St Patrick himself visited here 3) People of Sligo went here when Sligo was hit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Visiting the Tobernalt Holy Well, one can truly feel Him. The stations of the cross and ability to light candles for loved ones are appreciated. The Holy Well is a walk down, but you are able to reach in and touch the water. The whole experience was truly spiritual and one I wont forget anytime soon.

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Decatur, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If you are interested in Holy Places, put this on your list. While we were visiting the priest came to replenish the candles. He spent a long time at the rock praying devoutly which colored our visit. Take time to visit each of the stations and then sit and absorb the history. Many, many earnest prayers have gone up here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Went here for a wee look I would say if in sligo this is a must O.M.G like heaven short drive from town centre lovey smells

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Santa Rosa, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The Tobernalt Holy Well is a quiet place for peaceful refection and prayer. Even for the non-religious I believe it would be a wonderful place to step out of the daily chaos. For those inclined to offer a prayer it is truly a holy place with it's deep history. Please respect it's quiet and sacred space.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I have visited this place on many occasions and it is a very peaceful place to sit and reflect on life. There are trees to provide cover on a hot day but the only downside are the midges especially when it is getting towards dusk. I am not a religious person but I still lit a few candles at the... More 

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Ouyen, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The atmosphere of early pilgrims and walking where Saint trod adds to the magical forest location on one of the loveliest drives in Ireland. For believers, the Fairy Tree & Well Waters are an added feature of this truely quaint spot.

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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.

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