Merlin Park Hospital, Co. Galway.
This Sheela is sitting upside down on a decorated window on the second floor, above an opening in the South wall of Doughiska Castle, Merlin Park.
On the old Dublin to Limerick road close to Galway City and inside the grounds of Mater Park Hospital.
Finally got an opportunity to visit this castle and was surprised by how intact it still is and is being restored at the moment. All around it a new housing estate is springing up, so my directions may be out of date very soon.
On the South wall and on the lowest window, you will notice the decorated header with a flower motif and a church window but underneath this is our sheela and at 60mm is one of the smallest.
You will need binoculars as the detail on a camera lens is insufficient.
|5 February 2016