Tighearnach ua Cleirigh
Sub anno 916, the Annals of the Four Masters states Tighearnach ua Cleirigh, lord of Aidhne, died. He appears to have been a son of the previous king, Maelfabhaill mac Cleireach. His appellation was therefore not a surname, merely denoting he was the grandson of Cleireach. However, his descendants adopted the surname Ó Cléirigh, and all subsequent bearers of the name are believed to descend from him. Notables include:
- Flann Ua Clerigh, fl. 952, apparently the first to use the surname.
- Mac Comhaltan Ua Cleirigh, King of Uí Fiachrach Aidhne, fl. 964.
- Ruaidhrí mac Coscraigh, fl. 993
- Mac Comhaltan Ua Cleirigh, fl. 998, alias Muireadhach?
- Gilla Ceallaigh Ua Cleirigh, died 1003
- Lughaidh Ó Cléirigh (fl. 1595–1630)
- Mícheál Ó Cléirigh (c. 1590–1643), considered the chief author of the chronicle of medieval Irish history known as the Annals of the Four Masters.
- Cú Choigcríche Ó Cléirigh (died 1664)
Maelfabhaill mac Cleireach
|King of Uí Fiachrach Aidhne
Domhnall mac Lorcan
- Irish Kings and High-Kings, Francis John Byrne (2001), Dublin: Four Courts Press, ISBN 978-1-85182-196-9
- CELT: Corpus of Electronic Texts at University College Cork
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