Ciaran of Clonmacnoise

  • Born: 516
  • Height: 1.7 m/5'7"
  • Weight: 50 kg/110 lbs.
  • Eyes: Green
  • Hair: Faded red
  • Facial Hair: Full Beard and mustache
  • Tattoos: None
  • Scars: Burn from a childhood accident at home
  • Died: 549


Ciaran was the son of a chariot maker and therefore, for someone of Columba's lineage, a lesser individual. He studied under Uinniau of Clonard and distinguished himself there with his faith and wisdom in Christianity.


Upon being made a priest, he and ten companions traveled to Clonmacnoise and there founded a monastery. He was an abbot for about seven months before he died.


Clonmacnoise would become one of the most prestigious monasteries in Ireland due largely to efforts and legacy of Ciaran. He was so well-respected among his peers that, upon his death, even Columba acknowledged his stature among the holies of Ireland.


The Age of Saints