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Tobernalt Holy Well

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Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number: 353-71-61201
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A little bit of heaven

I'm not religious at all but I love visiting the Holy Well. It's such a peaceful place to visit and collect your thoughts. If you are coming to Sligo on holiday it really is worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
magnumlady
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Sligo
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63 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not religious at all but I love visiting the Holy Well. It's such a peaceful place to visit and collect your thoughts. If you are coming to Sligo on holiday it really is worth taking in, you could carry on with a drive around Lough Gill and stopping at Dooney Rock, Slish Wood and more.

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Thank magnumlady
Sligo, Ireland
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visited the Holy Well some fifty years ago. Always found it to be a peaceful place with a tranquil atmosphere enhanced by the trickle of water. Little has changed over the years, so pay a visit, relax and bathe in its calmness.

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Thank Loiner1942
County Sligo, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

When all the world has failed you and life is getting you down, your troubles will melt away if you go to the holy well and pray! Sounds corny I'm sure but the feeling of peace and ease in that holy place is astonishing! The sound of the water coming into and out of the well as it continues to... More 

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2 Thank Victor M
County Sligo, Ireland
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Even if you are not religious, this is a lovely place to visit , tranquill and gives you peaceful place to think.

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Thank Donkeys321
Danbury, Connecticut
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

If you are Catholic, this beautiful spot is a treasure. It is an outdoor holy place where Catholic priests said mass during penal times and during pre-Christian times, Llughnasa was celebrated at the holy well. Nature and faith blend here in a peaceful and tranquil masterpiece.

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1 Thank innerfairy
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

This was our last stop in Sligo before we left to Dublin. This holy well is calm and serene with the stream flowing through the spot. The sun was setting and it was a cold winter evening. The candles were lit and it was a beautiful experience. If you are in Sligo, don't miss the Tobernalt Holy well. You will... More 

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1 Thank Vinod N
North Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Peace & tranquility abound and one can well imagine the strength that our Catholic forefathers, of a few hundred years ago, got from attending a then banned Mass gathering in such a beautiful setting.

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1 Thank Bill C
Nottingham
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8 attraction reviews
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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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66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
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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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230 reviews
104 attraction reviews
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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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