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Hidden gem

Ther are 2 ways into this & we took the long scenic drive in. What a special place. so tranquli and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Elizabeth D
Lovely place to visit

Lovely peaceful place to visit. Very scenic and a short distance from the centre of Sligo town... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ther are 2 ways into this & we took the long scenic drive in. What a special place. so tranquli and spiritual. Not sure if you can immerse yourself in the waters of the well but it looks like you can. However it is so...More

Thank Elizabeth D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely peaceful place to visit. Very scenic and a short distance from the centre of Sligo town. Very spiritual place from a times past. Would recommend a visit for like minded people.

Thank Rhona42
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in hear one morning. Such a wonderful place to visit. Very quiet and spiritual. A great place to stop and meditate/pray. Just an amazing hidden gem.

1  Thank Carl T
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This is not really a tourist attraction as it is off the beaten track and mainly used by the locals for Holy occasions, however it is very interesting to visit. There is a small natural well and stream running through the area it is beautiful....More

2  Thank SunnyDay365
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is not for everyone, and not widely promoted by the locals. Its a bit difficult to find but that adds to the experience as well as keeping the site a bit special because not everyone will take the trouble. This is good because this...More

Thank allancamer0n
Reviewed 8 September 2018

This was an interesting place to visit, given its history. No one else was here when we were, and it was a dull damp day. While I found it interesting, I think those of Faith would get more from a visit here.

Thank Noel G
Reviewed 31 August 2018

A lovely place to just take a walk, some time to just be still and think, you dont have to be religious to appreciate the beauty of this area. A wonderful peaceful place to enjoy a few moments to yourself.

Thank Joan B
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Water bubbles from the ground and is surrounded by RC shrines with candles, plaques, and people in prayer. Very quiet, ancient, and moving.

Thank William G
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The history of this spot really touched me. To think that people were forced to travel by foot to pray in secrecy back when, is so sad. When I pulled into the small car park it was almost dusk, and there was nobody around. Through...More

1  Thank claddagh1981
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely spot for quiet reflection. Even if you are not a religious person, it is interesting from a historic perspective. Obviously well cared for and has ample parking.

Thank Marli F
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15 September 2016|
Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
Many have claimed healing from the Mass Rock and from prayer while spending time at the grounds. More information is available on the web site.
Moira K
7 January 2015|
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Response from bored_nicka |
There is a webpage now holywellsligo that should help :)