Clonmacnoise Monastic Site, Co. Offaly.
I’m sorry to have to disappoint you shee-ites, but there are no sheelas in Clonmacnoise. Why! I hear you scream, well look at them calmly and see.
1..Small figure on a 7th century arch in the Nuns Chapel a 100m NE of main site … acrobatic rather than sheela-like. And considered to be a reminder of Dervorgilla’s sins.
2.. Another figure is in the storeroom, but as this does not display any sex whatsoever, it is not possible to make a judgement. Also it came from Burgesbeg.
3..Spindly figure on the North Cross (south side) that even you will have to agree gets null point. So There!
|Last modified||8 October 2015|