Odra
Community ID
 
1166
 
Alternate Names
 
Odder / Odra Temrach / Odra eter Odraib
 
Town
 
Odder
 
Diocese
 
Meath
 
Region
 
Meath
 
Medieval Location
 
south of Tara
 
Modern Location
 
Odder townland, in parish of Tara
 
Corporate Status
 
Priory / Abbey after circa 1383
 
Dedication
 
Saint Odra / St Brigid of Odder
 
Date Founded
 
1144 (circa) (needs verification)
 
Date Terminated
 
1539 (16 or 31 July)
 
Religious Order
 
Augustinian (Arrouasian)
 
Notable Heads
 

Matilda Methe, abbess, died before 1383 / Johanna, abbess, 1384, abbess of Clonard 1380 / Elizabeth, abbess, 1478 / Margaret Silke (Shylke), last abbess, surrendered 16 July 1539

 
Dependent Communities
 

Calliaghstown (Calliaghstown) after ca. 1383 / Cluain Iraird (Clonard) after ca. 1384 / Termonn Feichín (Termonfeckin) after ca. 1383

 
Dependency Of
 

dependency Cluain Iraird (Clonard) until 1383

 
Visitations
 

1418 prior of Louth had first voice in electing abbess of Odder

 
Patrons/Benefactors
 

the Barnewalls, 14th century

 
Secular Political Affiliations
 

1478 Edward IV directed that Odder should have certain advantages if they did not receive any of the king's enemies by day or by night

 
Assets/Property
 

1540: demesne 175 acres, 5 messuages; other property 430 acres, 6 messuages, some cottages, rectory of Odder, cell of Clonard, Kellaughton (Calliaghstown) near Duleek, Callaghton near Kels, and Callaghton mear Fore, total val. 36 pounds 5 shillings 4 pence gross,

 
Secondary Sources
 

Revue celtique xxv. 26, 35.

 
Miscellaneous Information
 

dedication to St. Brigid suggests early monastery but no other evidence: Medieval Religious Houses, Ireland: With an Appendix to Early Sites, 399.

 
Contributors
 
R. Eickwort
 
Date Started
 
1144
 
Date Finished
 
1539
 
Length
 
963