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Tobernalt is a holy well in north County Sligo, Ireland near the southwest corner of Lough Gill. It is an ancient natural spring dating back to the 5th century as a pagan meeting place and later a Penal Law mass site. [1]

As of 2016 it is maintained by St John's Parish, Carraroe, Sligo. [2] Masses are conducted at the site. The devoted from surrounding counties and elsewhere make pilgrimages to the site on Garland Sunday when a day-long schedule of devotions is held.

It is associated with St. Patrick whose fingerprints are said to be in the stones of one of the altars.[ citation needed ]

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  1. "About Tobernalt". Tobernalt Holy Well Sligo. St. John's Parish. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. "Home". Tobernalt Holy Well Sligo. St John's Parish. Retrieved 5 January 2017.

Coordinates: 54°14′38″N8°26′44″W / 54.2439°N 8.4456°W / 54.2439; -8.4456