St. Multose Church, Kinsale, Co. Cork


This figure is not a sheela, but an outline of a child with paddle hands. The folklore is that the fishwives would rub this stone for good luck while their men were at sea.


The other side of the stone has been used as an 18th century gravestone. I have been told that another figure inside the church is worth looking at.

Last modified 13 October 2015
Condition Poor
Lat/Long 51.7058945,-8.5261688



Just up the hill from the tourist office but opening times centre on religious services. A key can be obtained from local councillor Fred Treacy who lives nearby but check with the tourist office first.