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St. Kieran of Saigir

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Feastday: March 5
Patron: of The diocese of Ossory
Birth: 501
Death: 530

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The "first born of the saints of Ireland," sometimes listed as Kieran Saighir or Kevin the Elder. He was a native of Ossory, and after living for a time as a hermit, he is believed to have been consecrated a bishop by St. Patrick, taking his place as the first bishop of Ossory. Another tradition states that he was consecrated in Rome. Legends attribute remarkable miracles to Kieran.

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