Ciarán o Saigir

(Reguidit frae St. Kieran)

Saunt Kieran wis the "first born o the saunts o Ireland," sometimes cried Kieran Saighir or Kevin the Elder (Kevin the Aulder). He wis a native o Ossory, an aifter bidin for a tyme as a hermit, he is thocht tae hae been sained a beeshop bi St. Patrick, takkin his place as the first beeshop o Ossory. Anither tradeetion cries that he wis sained in Rome. Leegends gie unco (hailie) ferlies tae Kieran. His eat day is 5 Mairch.