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Lady parts!?


Chancery Street, Dublin.

Harry Warren writes:

Broadsheet readers may find this art project of interest. A modern Sheela-Na-Gig. Project Sheela is a “street art project founded by two Dublin based artists to celebrate, commemorate and commiserate with the history of women’s rights and female sexuality in Ireland. Sheela Na Gigs are medieval stone carvings of naked women displaying their vulva, they are found all over Europe, with most being found in Ireland. In modern times Sheela has come to represent female empowerment and strength.”

This (above) is an original medieval Sheela-Na-Gig I previously photographed some years ago in the ruins of Fore Abbey, County Westmeath.

Pics by Harry Warren