St. Odran's Well

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St. Odran's Well

Description of Well Item Type Metadata

1 Name of well and saint

St Odran’s Well

2 Townland, County, GPS

Castlejordan, Meath

3 Physical description of well and its surroundings

The well is located “on the borders of Kildare and Offaly where his murder is traditionally said to have taken place. In the parish of Castlejordan John O’Donovan recorded the holy well, Tobar Ódhráin. The well lay near the edge of the bog of Brackagh in the townland of Clonmore near the old church of Kilkeerin” (French 2012: 65-66).

8 Stories

“Odran is said to have been the first Christian martyr in Ireland” (French 2012: 65).

9 Publications

French, Noel. 2012. Meath Holy Wells. Trim: Meath Heritage Centre.