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Killinaboy Sheela-na-Gig
 

County

Clare

Coordinates

N 52° 58' 12.6"   W 009° 05' 08.1"

Nearest town

Corofin

Grid Ref.

R 27115 91563

Map No.

51

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

38

Date of visit

Monday 7 June 2010

GPS Accuracy (m)

6
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The doorway in the south wall of the church. The sean-na-gig can be faintly seen above the arch.


At the ruins of this very old church there's a curious sheela-na-gig, in fact it's a "sean-na-gig", the male version of the famous naughty carving.
It's above the doorway in the south wall of the church, at 2.70 metres from the ground, and it's only 50 centimetres tall. The figure has a round head, no hair and no evil expression. The arms are resting on the front, and it seems that the figure is wearing some kind of robe. Anyway no parts of his genitalia are exposed.
The other fine feature of this church is the huge Lorraine cross on the west wall of the building.
There are also the remains of a round tower, but nothing interesting to see.


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