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Boyle Abbey Sheela-na-Gig
 

County

Roscommon

Coordinates

N 53° 58' 25.5"   W 008° 17' 50.5"

Nearest town

Boyle

Grid Ref.

G 80538 02749

Map No.

33

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

51

Date of visit

Friday 6 June 2014

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The thin pillar in the northwest corner of the courtyard with the sheela-na-gig on top of it.


In the northwest corner of the courtyard of the Boyle Abbey, high on a round pillar, there's this strange sheela-na-gig .
She has a big triangular head with a flat top, two well visible ears and a flat nose, her eyes are wide open and the mouth is open round as in expression of wonder.
The body is almost invisible, I think that I see two arms reaching from the ears to under her chin.
Unlike all other sheela-na-gigs so far seen, there are no genitalia exposed.


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