Cloghan Castle, Co. Roscommon.
High up on the side of castle and on a s/east quoinstone is this sheela with her tongue sticking out at you. She also has a cap or hairpiece on her head and is very finely carved.
The ladies who own the castle are very helpful and are very knowledgeable about local history.
Looking at a photo recently I had a few observations to make, namely, is it a male or female because it seems to have both a vulva and a penis and also questioning the tongue versus a pointy beard. This is a problem that is not going to be solved quickly.
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