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Tobernalt Holy Well

Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201
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Ranked #7 of 70 Attractions in Sligo
Type: Historic Sites, Bodies of Water, Cultural
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English first
Strandhill, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
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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116 reviews 116 reviews
82 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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Co. Sligo, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Despite having a strong emphasis on the Marian figure tradition this is a place to come, listen and reflect. The running waters are very relaxing. Come here and stay awhile in silence. Very soothing. Light candles too for your prayers, and their lighted presence also adds the the incredible ambiance her.

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Rosslare Harbour, Ireland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This place was so peaceful and beautiful all you hear are the birds singing a great place for quiet prayer.

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Queensland, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction 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
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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