FoundationGives the name of the site — generally in its Old Irish form, (if attested in early or medieval sources, or if it appears to be readily reconstructable) otherwise the modern English placename is given.: Rechru

Documented AssociationGives the names of Early Christian ecclesiastics (the DIB terms such individuals often regarded as founders of churches — saints in the Irish tradition), whose association with the sites concerned is based on documentary sources.Colmán the deacon
TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.Lambay Isd
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.Portraine
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.Dublin
BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.Nethercross
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.Dublin
ProvinceGives both the civil province in which the county lies and the ecclesiastical province to which the diocese belongs.Leinster; Dublin
SourcesThis is concerned almost exclusively with hagiographical sources (mainly Lives of the saints, martyrologies and genealogies of the saints) and relates to the individuals and lineages in Doc Assoc and Lineage.Mart.T; Mart.G; Mart.D; LL 373a 25 (Colmán Rechrainne - this site?); BCC §4 (59); Colgan, Triadis, 494
Recorded HistoryThis concerns the subsequent history of the site, with emphasis on pre-Norman (or early post-Norman) native sources mainly annals but also including medieval ecclesiastical records (charters or taxations), English Crown documents and, on occasion, modern sources (especially surveys or maps, which may mark the location of lost sites or illuminate placenames).Ann.Ult 635 (foundation of ch by Segéne) Ann.FM 1038 (pl. by Hib.Norse); Cr.Mihi; Alen's Reg 1179, 1186 - see also clerics
Clerical StatusThis seeks to classify foundations as episcopal coarbial or eremitic based on the clerical orders ascribed to the reputed founder, the later succession-record or the placename of the site.coarbial
GenderThis seeks to classify foundations as male or female based on the gender of the reputed founder, the later succession-record or the placename of the site.male
Succession RecordLists ecclesiastics, male or female, who succeeded to offices at the foundation concerned abbots, abbesses, comarbai, bishops often clerics of less exalted rank such as treasurers, lectors, scribes. These lists make no claim to be exhaustive; fuller accounts for major sites can be found in the New History of Ireland, vol. 8, and in published 743, 743 (Ann.FM =748), 769, 799, 850; princeps: 773; airch: 975
Familial LinksIndicates links between foundations, whether claimed in hagiographical sources (a lesser site said to have submitted to greater site), attested by charter, or indicated by tradition or placename evidence.Columban/Iona
Folk TraditionRecords traditional stories, beliefs or practices (especially pilgrimages or patterns), or a tradition of clandestine burial either recorded or inferred from location names such as the killeen or the caldragh.pattern (formerly)
Field RemainsRecords physical remains of sites, whether visible in the field or accessed through excavation. Precedence is given to features considered to be characteristic of the Early Christian/pre-Reform era, such as enclosures, (especially circular or oval), cross-slabs, high-crosses, bullauns and raised areas — with round towers and church remains further down the list unless there is a strong case for doing otherwise.eccl site; ch ruin; well: 'Trinity Well'
BibliographyMentions secondary references (sometimes very select indeed) to the site concerned. Some contain detailed discussion, others (especially where little else seems to be available) only the briefest mentions. For details see the Bibliography page.Hogan 1910, 565, 579; Ó Danachair 1958, 81; Gwynn &; Hadcock 1970, app.; Ó hÉailidhe 1975, 20; Herbert 1988, 42, 70, 73-4, 122, 189, 193, 315; Stout 1992, 33; Bhreathnach 1999, 7, 12; Byrnes 2000,132-3; MacShamhráin 2005a, 141
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.claim that Colum Cille appt Colmán; note link with Dairmag (qv) at 850

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