Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

25/5/2011

St Oran/Odran or Odhran (earlier: Otteran)-Iona

Odran or Odhran (earlier: Otteran), a descendant of Conall Gulban, is usually identified with Odhron (also called Odhrán or Oran), who preceded Saint Columba in Iona. His death is recorded in 548 and his grave was greatly revered in Iona.

According to Irish tradition Odran served as abbot of Meath and founded Lattreagh. He is described variously as companion, brother or son of Columba, and died soon after his arrival on Iona. Columba saw devils and angels fight over Odran’s soul before it ascended into heaven. for more click here

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