Seirkieran - Irish Place Names

Irish Local Names Explained

Seirkieran near Parsonstown. St. Ciaran or Kieran of Ossory, disciple of St. Finnian of Clonard, erected a monastery in the sixth century, at a place called Saighir [Sair], which was the name of a fountain; and after the saint's time it was called Saighir-Chiarain [Sairkeeran], now contracted to Seirkieran.

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