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Balgeeth Sheela-na-Gig
 

County

Meath

Coordinates

N 53° 36' 15.6"   W 006° 24' 45.1"

Nearest town

Duleek

Grid Ref.

O 05134 62763

Map No.

43

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

79

Date of visit

Wednesday 28 May 2014

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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A close-up view of the slab with the carved figure. The details are very well visible.


Into the whitewashed wall of a farmhouse is set a slab with a sheela-na-gig. The slab is at 25 centimetres from the ground and measures 54 centimetres of height and 26 centimetres of width. It depicts a standing female figure with a big round head and a proportionate strong body. She doesn't seem to have ears, but she has two round eyes, a big nose and a closed mouth. Her legs are slightly apart with her feet pointing outwards. Her strong arms reach for her vulva from the front. Ribs and breast are not clearly visible.
The figure faces northwest (300°).
The slab is in a private courtyard, the gate was open on the day we were there. We rang the door and shouted all around the house, but nobody answered.


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