St Oran's Chapel

Coordinates: 56°20′04″N 6°23′34″W / 56.3344°N 6.3929°W / 56.3344; -6.3929
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St Oran's Chapel
St Oran's Chapel - interior

St Oran's Chapel (Odhráin/Orain/Odran) is a medieval chapel located on the island of Iona in the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland.[1] Built in the 12th century, the chapel was dedicated to St Oran. St Oran's Chapel was a ruin until the chapel was restored during the same time as Iona Abbey. The chapel is protected as a part of the Iona monastic settlement scheduled monument.[2]

Burial ground[edit]

The burial ground surrounding the chapel is known as Reilig Òdhrain.


  1. ^ "St Oran's Chapel". CANMORE. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  2. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "St Mary's Abbey, Iona, monastic settlement (SM12968)". Retrieved 15 April 2019.

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