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Tullaghan Hill

County Sligo

On a prominent hill between the inner and outer walls of a cliff-edge fort is this holy well associated with St Patrick. A simple wooden cross has been erected on the wall of stones around the well. There is also a penitential cairn. It is mentioned by Gerald of Wales (12C) as one of the Wonders of Ireland because, despite its mountainous location, it was thought to ebb and flow with the sea some 2 miles away. Though difficult to access, its wild location in this part of Sligo makes it all worthwhile.

OS: 25 621 263 marked

General view Penitential cairn Pilgrims stones The Well Wonderful wild terrain