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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