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Tobernalt Holy Well

Sligo, Ireland
353-71-61201
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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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English first
Stevensville, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Roscommon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
45 helpful votes 45 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Savannah, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Truly a holy place nestled within the peaceful forests surrounding the Lough Gill. With the signs greeting you upon entering the shrine of "silence please" you are transported into a state of reverence and respect for the nature of this place. The many winding trails allowing you to pray the sacred mysteries and stop at the various grottos gives one... More

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Sligo, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful places you can ever visit. It is so peaceful and steeped in history it is really worth visiting. It is a free tourist attraction and it sits along the shores of Lough Gill so its well worth stopping. Across the road up to the left there is a little walk way out into... More

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