Book of Saints – Kiaran


(Kyran) (Saint) Abbot (September 9) (6th century) An Irish Saint, surnamed Saighir (Segienus), and who appears in the Roman Martyrology as Queranus. He was trained in the monastic life by Saint Finnian of Clonard, who foretold that half the monasteries of Ireland would receive a Rule from him. This Rule, “The Law of Kieran,” like those of other Celtic Saints, is austere in the extreme. Among the monasteries founded by Saint Kyran was the famous Abbey of Clonmacnois in West Meath, on the Shannon. Saint Kyran died September 9, A.D. 549.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Kiaran”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 December 2013. Web. 29 November 2021. <>