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Tobernalt Holy Well

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Address: Sligo, Ireland
Phone Number:
353-71-61201

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lovely place to visit, quiet calming and peaceful

lovely little spot to visit I love it for a little visit to just make you feel at peace, light a candle for your loved ones and just take in the lovely area

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 January 2017
ilovehols2013
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Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

lovely little spot to visit I love it for a little visit to just make you feel at peace, light a candle for your loved ones and just take in the lovely area

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful stop off on our way to donegal. Tranquil setting. Even if you are not religious it's a nice little place to sit and be surrounded by the sound of the trickling water.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This location is beautiful. We have traveled to many of the sacred places in Ireland and I truly felt a sense of peace while walking the stations at this Holy Well. It is steeped in history and worth reading about before going so you get a good understanding of what this place has meant to so many people. The signs... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

A lovely woman I was staying with brought me here. It was her special place even though she was not religious. She said no one ever really goes there. It is a beautiful little stream and hedge with a few religious statues. It is a spiritual place with calmness. However, a huge bus arrived 10 minutes after us. My new... More 

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

If you are religious in anyway this a site is worth a visit. It is not too tacky. It made me smile! You are advised not to drink the water, unless you want to meet your maker.

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This natural paustina, is a very special, peaceful enclave which allows your body to rest and your soul to breathe..

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Murcia Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Growing up in Sligo, this was a place that we frequently visited and even then it had a magical feeling, a feeling of entering a different time .Now returning as a adult I was happy to see the place is basically the same , some extra seating and perhaps better tended pathways , a credit to the local community. In... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

No visit is ever the same apart from the serene peacefulness and lightness of feeling when leaving :) many locals swear by the power of prayer from this place! A definite visit for anyone coming to Sligo.

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

The Holywell is only minutes from Sligo town and a few short minutes stroll to the beautiful Lough Gill . This is such a beautiful peaceful place with loads of history a place for time out and reflection.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Truly holy site and gardens. Nice sculpture work historically a gathering place for mass when it was outlawed and forbidden. Small creek runs through flowing water is nice background site and sound. Not busy and stations of the cross are artistic and mixed into the gardens and trees.

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