Timahoe Castle, Co. Laois.
Two figures were said to exist here, one at the door and another on the north wall. Nobody has seen them in recent times but it is possible that they are under the fallen masonry. Interesting Round Tower nearby.
Visited this site today for the first time and besides being a delightful little country village, it has the advantage of all these historic monuments nearby.
Looked at the Round Tower and the Castle ruins but could not understand why they say the sheelas would have come from the North Wall. Just about to pack up when I noticed a figure inside the door of the Round Tower that looked very like a sheela, bottom half not too clear and another figure on the other side, very worn and looked more masculine. They could possibly be an Adam and Eve pair. You’ll need a 30foot ladder to get any closer.
Map No. 55…GR No. S 535/903
Holiday Map East
10k SE of Portlaoise and 15 SW of Athy.
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