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Tobernalt Holy Well

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Historical and Religious Shrine

The Holy Well is a beautiful place, a Church outdoors. Congratulations to all who maintain the grounds throughout the year. The Mass Rock, various Shrines, Flowing Water, and the... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2017
James M
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149 reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

The Holy Well is a beautiful place, a Church outdoors. Congratulations to all who maintain the grounds throughout the year. The Mass Rock, various Shrines, Flowing Water, and the Mysteries of the Rosary and Stations of the Cross help to instill a sense of prayer and reflection. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank James M
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately hadn't read the reviews before we visited. Expected a peaceful tranquil spiritual place to wander around. It is peaceful and tranquil. Unfortunately the Catholic Church has comandeered it for itself instead of leaving as it was meant to be. Didn't expect to see loads of religious statues and plaques with the decades of the rosary on them. And of... More 

2 Thank Ger D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

When in this area we always stop here. A beautiful peaceful place of Prayer and solitude. Popular with locals and visitors alike

Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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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91 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank AoifeB88
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Kellie W
Boston, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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 

2 Thank ihavethewanders
Bangor, United Kingdom
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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.

2 Thank Trevor C
Galway, Ireland
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

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

1 Thank joecoughlan
Murcia Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank innisfreeMurciaSpain

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