Logo of Mayo Trails

The Holy Well Walk Blue



Walk Length

5.3 km


1.5 hr



Starting Point

L1701, Clogher, Mayo F12, Ireland
M 19079 79689

End Point

L1702, Clogher, Mayo F12, Ireland
M 19087 79666


Start from the village of Ballintubber just off the N84 Castlebar to Ballinrobe road. Approximately 100 m past Ballintubber Abbey which is located to your right, look out for a fingerpost sign pointing you in the direction of Clogher. Turn left and follow this road for approximately 5 km until you arrive in Clogher village. 

On the walk, you pass the Holy Well called Tobermacduach. Unbaptised babies were buried near the well in an unconsecrated Children’s burial ground up until circa 1900.

  • Trailhead / Start Point: Clogher National School, Killeen, Clogher, Claremorris, Co. Mayo
  • GPS Location: 53.7602, -9.2273
  • Terrain: Country Lanes & Bog Tracks.
  • Trail Waymarking: BlueMarkers. 
  • Distance: 5.3 km. 
  • Grade: Moderate 
  • Estimated Time: 1.5 hours. 
  • Minimum Gear: Sturdy walking shoes/boots, waterproofs, mobile phone, snacks & fluids