Ireland's Sheela na Gigs
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Bits and pieces of interest.
- There is a Pub called The Sheila na Gig in Sligo Town. The music venue is/was owned by the the Furey Brothers and the craic will be ninety. South facing.
- In Castle Widenham there was a Sheila na gig Restaurant.
- An exhibition of Sheelanagigs took place in Dublin in 1994, called Beyond the Pale and their catalogue might still be found in your local library.
- The two Cork figures will be on display when the Museum re-opens later this year.
- A Sheelanagig was sold in Dublin in 2002. I haven’t been able to verify that rumour yet. August ‘04, I’ve solved the problem see here
- The Sheela na Gig bookshop, Corn Store, Middle St., Galway has ceased trading. But with Jack Robert’s selling books and jewellery at the Saturday Market and Merlin Park nearby AND the sheela at the local strip joint, it seems like Galway is the place to be.
- It appears we may have an earlier reference to the title sheelanagig, recorded in 1783 by the people of Lusk (see entry), I will be seeking documentation to support this. Abandoned this lead in favour of another for 1725.
- In 1993 a treasure hunt for a Sheela-na-gig took place in Donegal. See Tara’s site.
- Play the Sheela Game here