St. Kieran wis the "first born o the saunts o Ireland," whiles cried Kieran Saighir or Kevin the Elder (Kevin the Elder ). He wis a native o Ossory, an aifter bidin for a tyme as a hermit, he is thocht tae hae been sained a beeshop bi St. Patrick, takkin his place as the first beeshop o Ossory. Anither tradeetion tells that he wis sained in Rome. Leegends gies unco (hailie) ferlies tae Kieran. His eat day is 5 Mairch.