Ciarán m. Luaigne of Saigir

Other names

Ciarán of Saigir

Introduction

He is presented as both contemporary of Patrick (Mart. O notes in RB512) and Ciarán m Beoáid (Mart. Do.). He is a bishop, and senior of the saints of Ireland - sinnser nóem Erenn (FO notes in RB512). His pre-Patrician status belongs ‘in the realm of propaganda’, and his assimilation to the cult of the Cornish saint Perran is similarly groundless (Ó Riain, Dictionary, 172-3). His popularity on the Continent may have been due to conflation with this St Perran (ibid).

Gender

Male

Associated places

Saigir (in Seirkieran parish, Co. Offaly).

Genealogies

Osraige (Rec. Mai. 288; Rec. Min. 461; Mart. Don.) ie the people of Ossory. There is a different, still Irish, genealogy in a Cornish vita. See discussion by Grosjean in AB 46 (1941) 262-3. Mother is said to be of the Corco Loígde (Ó Riain, Dictionary, 172).

Territory or Ethnicity (broad)

Gaelic

Related Saints

Belongs to the group Ciarán (ns) (certain)

Same as Ciarán m. Beodáin of Clonmacnoise (possible)

No particular grounds are given for merging the two most famous Ciaráns, but Ó Riain notes that of the twenty saints of this name in the Irish record, 'some, if not all of those named Ciarán probably represented localizations of a single original cult' (Ó Riain, Dictionary, 168)

Related Personal Names

Name

Ciarán (certain)

Feast days

Day of Year

March 5

Calendar

Martyrology of Oengus the Culdee

Source code

Mart. O

Source title

Martyrology of Oengus the Culdee

Editors

Stokes, Whitley

Year

1905

Notes

Full title is Félire Óengusso Céli Dé, The Martyrology of Oengus the Culdee, critically edited from Ten Manuscripts, with a Preface, Translation, Notes and Indices.

Quote from source

Ciarán slúagach Saigre Ciarán the hostful of Saigir

Day of Year

March 5

Calendar

Martyrology of Tallaght

Source code

Mart.T

Source title

Martyrology of Tallaght

Editors

Best, R. I. and Lawlor, H. J.

Year

1931

Notes

From the Book of Lesinter and MS 5100-4 in the Royal Library, Brussels.

Quote from source

Ciaran Saighre et Carthac i Saighir in uno die

Day of Year

March 5

Calendar

Martyrology of Gorman

Source code

Mart. G

Source title

Martyrology of Gorman

Editors

Stokes, Whitley

Year

1895

Notes

Full title is Félire Húi Gormáin, The Martyrology of Gorman edited from a manuscript in the Royal library, Brussels, with a preface, translation, notes and indices. It is published by the Henry Bradshaw Society.

Quote from source

Ciaran Saigre slúagach gloss: epscop & confessor

Day of Year

March 5

Calendar

The Martyrology of Donegal

Source code

Mart. Do.

Source title

The Martyrology of Donegal

Editors

Todd, J. H.

Year

1864

Notes

Other author to be specified.

Day of Year

March 5

Calendar

Calendar of Saints by Thomas Dempster

Source code

K. Dempster

Source title

Calendar of Saints by Thomas Dempster

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

177-229

Year

1872

Quote from source

Kiriani episcopi. Florar

Day of Year

March 5

Calendar

Glenorchy Psalter, BL Egerton 2899

Source code

Glenorchy psalter

Source title

Glenorchy Psalter, BL Egerton 2899

Notes

Glenorchy psalter The Glenorchy Psalter (British Library, Egerton 2899)

Quote from source

Kyarani

Notes

CHECK THIS

Day of Year

March 6

Calendar

Kalendarium Celticum

Source code

Celtic Kal.

Source title

Kalendarium Celticum

Editors

Forbes, A. P.

Secondary Title

Kalendar of Scottish Saints

Pages

79-92

Year

1872

Notes

Celtic Kal. Kalendarium Celticum, in Forbes 1872, 79-92

Quote from source

F. ciarain saigre.

Notes

This is a day later than usual.

Day of Year

March 5

Calendar

Iona psalter

Source code

Iona psalter

Source title

Iona psalter

Notes

Iona psalter Iona psalter, NLS MS 10000

Quote from source

Chiarani epi