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Tobernalt Holy Well

Sligo, Ireland
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Ranked #8 of 77 Attractions in Sligo
Type: Historic Sites, Bodies of Water
Traveler Description: A must see for those in the area. Tobernalt Holy Well is a beautiful place to reflect, pray and enjoy an hour or two. It is hard to find so be sure... more »
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Queensland, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place is just beautiful and not to be missed it's so peaceful and tranquil, it was a bit hard to find but well worth the effort, I wouldn't advise going there on a Sunday morning (to busy) unless you wanted to attend mass.

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Smithville, Tennessee
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I was blown away with this small and out of the way area. As soon as I saw it I loved it. I was able to take the time to do some self reflection and prayer.

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Stevensville, Maryland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I am not a Catholic and would say I am spiritual, though not particularly religious. Even still, this site was a treasure and was definitely a spiritual place. Upon entering, the first large rock you come too has five holes worn into the top. They may have a small amount of rain water collected, but the purpose is that they... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great opportunity develop your little bottles with some precious holy water from this Holywell and bring back to the folks back at home

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Surrey, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This place is a must the most fantastic place were you can feel close to all your loved ones. Feel really close to all my departed relatives.

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Sligo, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Tobernalt is a place of extroninary beauty and wondrous silence. This is a place for sightseeing and for prayer and intentions. Set on the shore of Lough Gill it is a place that everyone should visit. Garlnd synday at the end of July see's the Holy well come alive with pilgrims and song. If you haven't been go!! And if... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I can't put in words how this place felt. Emotional. Peaceful. Beautiful. Uplifting. Many people bring a rosary or token to leave in a tree but I saw that many people wanted to leave a token but did not bring one and used pony tail holders. I found that really nice that people were so moved and wanted to say... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Tobernalt or to give it it's proper Gaelic title Tobar an Alt is a well concealed gem on the edge of Lough Gill. It is an ancient place of worship where Mass is still celebrated anually in July. Located at the foot of a steep rock face, a lovely little haven of peace and tranquility very conducive to spiritual reflection... More

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Tipperary, Ireland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

To witness the holiness here is awesome, silence is requested &n to be honest you are in such an awe that you will be very quiet anyway. A little prayer never hurt anyone & a visit here is a must.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I have visited Tobernault, twice, the ancient history of this site, combined with the English penal restrictions, that the People of Ireland experienced, being forbidden to practice their Faith, makes this site, a place of refection & serenity.

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