Cluain Iraird
Community ID
 
1161
 
Alternate Names
 
Clonard / Cluain Eráird
 
Diocese
 
Meath
 
Region
 
Meath
 
Medieval Location
 
in Leth Cuind
 
Modern Location
 
Clonard parish on r. Boyne, near county Kildare
 
Corporate Status
 
abbey / cell from before 1384
 
Dedication
 
Saint Mary
 
Date Founded
 
1144 (circa)
 
Date Terminated
 
1535 or earlier
 
Religious Order
 
Augustinian (Arrouasian)
 
Foundation Information
 

Murchad O'Melaghlin, ruler of Meath, d. 1153

 
Notable Heads
 

Agnes, granddaughter Murchad O'Melaghlin (founder), abbess (first?), d. 1196 / Anges, prioress, d. 1282 / Fingola, abbess, deposed 1284; Finola ny Melaghlen 'arch-abbess of Meath', d. 1286 / Burgenilda, abbess, resigned 1288 / Dervorgilla, abbess, resigned 1295 / Sibil, prioress, 1295 / Gormliath Okerra, abbess 1296 / Mora, abbess, died before 1318 / Sibilla, daughter of MacGeoghegan, abbess 1318, d. circa 1325 / Johanna, abbess confirmed 1380, 1384 abbess of Odder

 
Dependent Communities
 

head house of Arrouasion canonesses in Ireland from 1195 until 1223, confirmed by Celestine III / Enach Dúine (Annaghdown) / Calliaghstown (Calliaghstown) / Cluain Moccu Nois (Clonmacnois) / Collinstown (Collinstown) / Drumalgagh (Drumalgagh) / Daim Liac (Duleek ) / Dermaig (Durrow) / Cenannas (Kells) / Cell Brigde (Kilbride) / Lusk / Odra (Odder) / Scrín (Skreen) / Termonn Feichín (Termonfeckin)

 
Dependency Of
 

dependency of Odder Odra 1384 (before) (needs verification)

 
Secondary Sources
  
Miscellaneous Information
 

confirmed by Celestine III as head house of Arrouasion canonesses in Ireland from 1195 until 1223, (when Kilcreevanty became head in Connacht). Importance declined in 14th century, until abbatial rank transferred to Odder Odra in ca. 1383

 
Contributors
 
R. Eickwort
 
Date Started
 
1144
 
Date Finished
 
1535
 
Length
 
1381