View of Tobernalt Holy Well, Co. Sligo. There is a stone altar in the foreground of the image, with a circular well to the right. Further back there is a second altar with a small cross, at the base of a large tree.
Inscribed in Image
|Subject(s)||Antiquities and archaeological sites|
|Keywords(s)||Altars, Archaeological sites, Ruins, Trees, Wells|
|Dimensions||9.4 cm x 14.1 cm|
|Published / created||1837|
|Travel Account||The Miseries and Beauties of Ireland|
|Print or manuscript|
|Location of image in copy||opp. p. 336|
|Source copy||National Library of Ireland J 9141|
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|Rights||Courtesy of the National Library of Ireland|
Related text from travel account
|We next steered towards the west end of the lake, // passing the Doone's rock, and went to see the holy well of Tubernault, about half a mile from the lake. From beneath the hill and the altar flows a very copious spring of the purest water, surrounded by a wall. The principal altar is built against the stem of an ancient ash—against which, too, leans a crucifix, with beads suspended from it. This symbol is not secured, and has remained in its present position for a long time. The second altar is on the opposite side of the well. Inglis says that when he visited the well at Tubernault, he saw eleven devotees, four of whom went from station to station on their knees. I was spared this spectacle. [pp. 335-336]|