Timahoe Castle and Round Tower, Co. Laois


Two figures were said to exist here, one at the door and another on the north wall. Nobody has seen them in recent times but it is possible that they are under the fallen masonry.

Visited this site today for the first time and besides being a delightful little country village, it has the advantage of all these historic monuments nearby. Looked at the Round Tower and the Castle ruins but could not understand why they say the sheelas would have come from the North Wall as this is not the best site.

Just about to pack up when I noticed a figure inside the door of the Round Tower that looked very like a sheela, bottom half not too clear and another figure on the other side, very worn and looked more masculine. They could possibly be an Adam and Eve pair or two local saints. You’ll need a 30 foot ladder to get any closer.

Last modified 19 October 2015
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Lat/Long 52.9603767,-7.2034798



O.S. Map No. 55

GR No. S 535/903

GPS as per map below

Holiday Map East

10k SE of Portlaoise and 15 SW of Athy.