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“Mystical and serene” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tobernalt Holy Well

Tobernalt Holy Well
Sligo, Ireland
353-71-61201
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Ranked #6 of 70 Attractions in Sligo
Type: Historic Sites, Bodies of Water, Cultural
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Sligo, Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Mystical and serene”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I visited the Holy Well for the first time recently although I have been coming to Sligo for a long time. It is a beautiful place and has a great sense of history, you get a real sense of the people who have been coming here for over 2,000 years. Definitly a must visit, short or long depending on your inclination. We went back at 6am on Garland Sunday as the Bishop was saying Mass, we had to walk in quite a distance because of the crowds, it was raining but they did not seem to be put off by that. The rumours of the death of the Catholic Church seemed a little premature here.

Visited July 2012
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Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Peaceful and relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

Actually visited it twice. A great sense of calmness there. The sound of the water was so relaxing. It was nice to be able to light candles at the grotto.

Visited August 2012
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Donegal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Well worth a visit. Very peaceful and tranquil. Only spent ten minutes there but there is something "special" about this spot.

Visited July 2012
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Virginia
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26 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“If Catholic, a holy place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We are Catholic and my husband a rosary meditator. For us, this was a Spiritual spot. I emailed the parish for directions and they suggested we pull off the dual carriage way nearby amend ask someone. That's exactly what we did, and we're directed straight there :). This is what I love Ireland! Not a spot if not religious or not interested in historical "troubles.".

Visited June 2012
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“its a must to visit!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

must say i found that place so peaceful,relaxing and soul repairing!..the grounds are so sacred and the water ejecting out from the ground is so pure!make a effort to visit as i felt so great after saying a few prayers and lighting a candle and the warmth and electrifying sensation that i experienced there!

Visited July 2012
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