County Clare, Wednesday, 27th July 2022…



The ruined church at Killinaboy

had a number of surprises in store for us.


The stump of a round tower, above, showed

only a few signs of polygonal walling

which is maybe one of the reasons

why it is no longer standing?



By far the most pleasant surprise,

though, was the Sheela-na-Gig

over the now door-less doorway to the church.


It is badly eroded, and in need of protection

from further weathering, but still very much a Sheela…


These figures appear predominantly

in Ireland on church and castle exteriors

although there are a few in England and Scotland,

and, indeed, elsewhere…

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About Stuart France

Writer and Director of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School.
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