Tobernalt Holy Well

by admin on 07/07/2008

Tobernalt Holy Well, situated in Co. Sligo, is one of many holy wells located throughout the country. It is situated in a remote and peaceful location, surrounded by woodland and adjacent to the shores of the beautiful Lough Gill. It is a place of beauty, peace and tranquility. It is also a place of popular religious devotion for many years where people take time out to pray. A website based on the traditions, customs and history of Tobernalt has been created for use as a resource by Seomra Ranga. The site could be linked to Penal times in history, to history of the faith in Ireland or it could be used as the basis for the study of a local holy well. Downloadable classroom resources are provided on the site and teachers are also welcome to upload their own resources to the site.

The site also attempts to list as many Irish holy wells as possible. There are reputed to be approximately 3,000 holy wells in the country. Many are still visited, although many have fallen into disrepair or are forgotten about. If your local holy well is not included in the list, or if the details are incorrect, please let me know by e-mail at The website address is:

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