Kilronan medieval church & holy well at Glebe, Co Waterford.

Pilgrimage In Medieval Ireland

A few days ago, I visited one of County Waterford’s hidden treasures, the medieval  parish church of Kilronan.  I am in the process of doing some historical research into this site but  here are some of my initial  observations.

DSCF2555 Kilronan medieval parish church at Glebe, Co. Waterford.

Location

Kilronan church is located in the townland of Glebe,   in the barony of Glenihery, close to the Tipperary Waterford country boundary. It is a short drive from the town of Clonmel (c. 6km), just off the  Dungarvan-Clonmel near the crossroads at Kilmanahan.  This area is in the diocese of Waterford and Lismore, which came in to existence in the later medieval period following the amalgamation of  the dioceses of Waterford, Lismore and Ardmore .

kilronan Map showing Kilronan church and holy well taken from Bing maps.

Placename

The name  Kilronan or Cill Rónáin means the Church of Ronan which suggests there was an early…

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