Cléircheán of Saintclerans
Cléircheán of Saintclerans, fl. 5th - 7th century?, Irish hermit.
Cléircheán is an obscure hermit who gave his name to Díseart Cléircheán (Saintclerns) in the parish of Lickerrig, County Galway. 'Díseart' is an Irish term denoting a desert or wilderness area inhabited by a hermit.
Cléircheán is a personal name derived from 'cleireach', meaning 'cleric', which in turn is borrowed from the Latin term 'clericus'.
Because the name is not referred to in ecclesiastical documents it is not possible to say which Cléircheán he was, nor to which era, does he belong.
Saintclerns was the childhood home of the actor Anjelica Huston.