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The Ciarraige were a 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.