ST. ODRIAN, BISHOP AND TUTELAR SAINT OF WATERFORD
COLGAN was not able to discover even the time when
he lived. This rich and famous city was subject to the bishop of
Lismore, (which see was founded by St. Carthag, in 631,) till the
Ostmen being settled here, they procured a bishop for Waterford.
Malchus, a monk of Winchester, was consecrated first bishop of
Waterford by St. Anselm, at Canterbury, in 1096. For the sees of
Dublin, Limerick, and Waterford were subjected to the metropolitan of
Canterbury during the eleventh and twelfth centuries, while the
Ostmen were masters in those cities. The sees of Waterford and
Lismore have been united since the year 1363. See Ware’s Irish
Bishops p. 533.