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
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Lat/Long 53.3264999,-7.9857693



O.S. Map No. 47

Grid Reference No. N 010/307

Holiday Map East

11k South of Athlone and well signposted