September 9 – Ciarán of Clonmacnoise

Ciarán of Clonmacnoise (512 –544) was born in Connacht, one of the five ancient kingdoms of Ireland (comprising modern Counties Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Roscommon, and Sligo). Which isn’t terribly specific, but it’s what we’ve got. As a boy he tended cows and studied with the local deacon (or vice versa) (kidding), then decided to become… Continue reading September 9 – Ciarán of Clonmacnoise