Pages: « 1 »

Sheela-na-gig at Fantstown Castle
Date: Nov 8, 2009 3:36:14 PM PST
Author: dougf

I visited Fantstown Castle this morning and was shown(by the elder Mr. Maloney) the sheela-na-gig that is set as (an apparently original) quoin stone about 4 meters up on the north corner of the castle, facing NE.

Mr. Maloney told me that the castle was built in two parts, the narrower NE section (w/ spiral staircase) first in the 13th or 14th century, with the rest of the tower built later. The upper part of the larger section was replaced a few hundred years later.

So, the sheela appears to be from around 1300. I put my photo of the sheela up on the web at and the castle at .

The sheela is also referenced at and .


Date: Nov 10, 2009 2:38:39 PM PST
Author: John

Cheers for the input. The information on the Sheela-na-gig is accurate.

  Search Web
  Search Forum
  Forum Tags

There are no tags at this time.