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The Ciarraige were people found in early medieval Ireland.


The word Ciarraige means the people of Ciar, and denoted descent from Ciar, son of Fergus mac Róich.

Branches of the Ciarraige[edit]

Branches of the Ciarraighe were located all over Ireland:

See also[edit]



  • Irish Kings and High Kings, p. 160, 236, 247, Francis John Byrne, 3rd edition, Dublin, 2001
  • Ciarraige, pp.165-174, Some Early Connacht Population Groups, Nollaig Ó Muraíle, in Seachas: Studies in Early and Medieval Irish Archaeology, History and Literature in Honour of Francis J. Byrne, ed. Alfred P. Smyth, Four Courts Press, Dublin, pp. 161–177, 2000. ISBN 1-85182-489-8.


  • MacNeill, Eoin (1932). "The Vita Tripartita of St. Patrick". Ériu. Ériu, vol. 11: 1–41. JSTOR 30008085.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Kenney, James F. (1883). "The Legend of St. Brendan" (PDF). Proceedings and transactions of the Royal Society of Canada. Délibérations et mémoires de la Société royale du Canada. Royal Society of Canada.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

  1. ^ Kenney 1883, p. 53.
  2. ^ MacNeill 1932, p. 15.