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The Ciarraige were a population-group recorded in the early historic era in Ireland.
The Ciarraige were a people found scattered over much of Ireland. Known branches were:
- Ciarraige Luachra, who gave their name to County Kerry
- Ciarraige Cuirche, located in the barony of Kerrycurrihy, south of Cork city
- Ciarraige Diurgi, located somewhere in Munster
- Ciarraige Irluachra, located close to the Ciarraige Luchra
- Ciarraige Sleibe Cua, in what is now County Waterford
- Ciarraige Muman, situated in Munster
- Ciarraige Choinchenn, location uncertain
- Ciarraige Conmed, location uncertain
- Ciarraige Maige Glas, location uncertain
- Ciarraige Des Cechair, location uncertain
- Ciarraige Oic Bethra, of Aidhne
- Ciarraige Ai, based on the plain of Magh nAi in County Roscommon
- Ciarraige Airtech, an obscure branch of the above, around Tibohine, County Roscommon
- Ciarraige Loch Airned, based around Loch Airned, now Mannin Lake, County Mayo, close to the Roscommon border.
- Corpus inscriptionum insularum Celticarum, R.A.S. Macalister, p. 240. Dublin, 1945
- The Carneys of Connacht, Nollaig O Muraile, in Sages, Saints and Storytellers:Celtic Studies in Honour of Professor James Carney, Maynooth, 1989
- Irish Kings and High Kings, p. 160, 236, 247, Francis John Byrne,3rd edition, Dublin, 2001
- Some Early Connacht Population-Groups, Nollaig O Muraile, in Seanchas:Studies in Early and Medieval Irish Archaeology, History and Literature in Honour of Francis John Byrne, pp. 156–174. Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2000.