Abbreviations

compiled by Ailbhe MacShamhráin and Marie Fingleton

General

adj
adjacent
app.
appendix
appt
appointed
Arbp
Archbishop
Arch Ire
Archaeology Ireland
archae
archaeological
ascr
ascribed
assoc
associated with
att
attended
bar/bars
barony/baronies
bdr/bdrs
border/borders
bldg
building
bnd
burned
bndry/bndries
boundary/boundaries
Bp/bp
Bishop
br/s
brother/s
brz
bronze
BVM
Blessed Virgin Mary
C
century
C of I
Church of Ireland
c.
circa: about/approximately (in relation to date)
capt
captured
cf
compare
ch
church
Chart
Charter
Chtr
Charter
chyd
churchyard
circ
circular
cl.
class
CLAHJ
County Louth Archaeological & Historical Journal
classif/unclassif
classified/unclassified
commem
commemorated/commeration
consecr
consecrated
d.
died
d/ds of
daughter/s of
DCHS
Down and Connor Historical Society
dec
decorated
ded/dedic
dedicated/dedication
def
defined
demol
demolished
desc
descended, descendant
diam
diameter
DIAS
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
DIB
Dictionary of Irish Biography
dioc
diocese
discip
disciple
DMC
Dál Messin Corb
dnry
deanery
doc(s)
document(s)
EC
Early Christian
eccl
ecclesiastical
ed
edited by/edition
EI Ch
Early Irish Church
encl
enclosure
enshr
enshrined
et al
et alia: and others
exch
exchange
ext
extending/extended
ff
following
fl
floruit: flourished
fnd
founded
fndt
foundation
frag
fragment
gd
ground
GJP
Grand Jury Presentations
gtd
granted
gvyd
graveyard
HMNI
Historical Monuments of Northern Ireland 1983
hses bnd
houses burned
idem
the same person (author)
ident
identical to
identif
identified/identification
illeg
illegible
indic
indication
infl
influence
Inq
Inquisition (jury inquiry into estates of deceased person, or one convicted of plotting against English Crown)
inscr/uninscr
inscribed/uninscribed
Isd
Island
JACAS
Journal of the Ardagh and Clonmacnoise Archaeological Society
JCHAS
Journal of the Cork Archaeological & Historical Society
JGAHS
Journal of the Galway Archaeological & Historical Society
JKAHS
Journal of the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society
JRSAI
Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland
jt/jtly
joint/jointly
k.o.
king of
Kts
Knights
kwn/unknwn
known/unknown
lge
large
loc
located/location
lrg
large
lwr
lower
marg. infr.
in the margin below
med
medieval
mem
memorial
ment
mentioned
mispl
misplaces/misplaced
mkd/unmkd
marked/unmarked
mod
modern
mon
monastery
MS/MSS
manuscript(s)
nd
no date
nec
necessary/necessarily
NMAJ
North Munster Antiquarian Journal
NMI
National Museum of Ireland
no.(s)
number(s)
nr
near
nrby
nearby
oblit
obliterated
occ
occupied
opp
opposite
orig
originally
OS
Ordnance Survey
OSL
Ordnance Survey Letters
OSNB
Ordnance Survey Name Book
par
parish
Parl Gaz Ire
Parliamentary Gazeteer of Ireland
passim
throughout (a publication)
perh
perhaps
pl
plundered
plname
placename
poss
possible/possibly
possess
possession/s
ppty
property
pref
preferable
PRIA
Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy
pts
parts
quadrang
quadrangular
qv
quod vide: which see
rd twr
round tower
rec
recorded
rect
rectangular
recvd
received
ref
reference
refl
reflect
reg/irreg
regular/irregular
rept(d)
report(ed)
Rev.Celt
Revue Celtique
RIA
Royal Irish Academy
s./ss. of
son of/sons of
s.a.
sub anno (under the year of)
sch
school
sic
thus
sl.
slain
sm
small
SMR
Sites & Monuments Record
sr/srs
sister/sisters
St
saint
sth(n)
south(ern)
str
structure
sub-circ
sub-circular
subj
subject
subsid
subsidiary
surr
surrounded
surrdg
surrounding
surrend
surrendered
T
town
TCD
Trinity College Dublin
tld
townland
topog
topography
trad
tradition
UJA
Ulster Journal of Archaeology
uncert
uncertain
undoc
undocumented
upr
upper
viv
vivens (alive - see also floriut)
WAJ
Journal of the Waterford Archaeological Soc

Sources

Alen('s) Reg
Register of Archbishop Alen (Calendar of)
Ann.Clon
Annals of Clonmacnoise
Ann.Conn
Annals of Connacht
Ann.FM
Annals of the Four Masters
Ann.Inisf
Annals of Inisfallen
Ann.LC
Annals of Loch Cé
Ann.Rosc
Annals of Roscommon
Ann.Tig
Annals of Tigernach
Ann.Ult
Annals of Ulster
Aug Canons Reg
Augustinian Canons Regular
Baltinglass Chtr
Foundation Charter of Baltinglass Abbey
BB
Book of Balymote
BCC
Betha Colaim Chille (The Irish Life of Colum Cille)
BCL
The Irish Life of Colmán of Lann/Lynn
Bede, Hist.Eccl
Bede the Venerable, Historia Ecclesiae
Betha Adamnáin
The Irish Life of Adamnáin
Betha Barra
The Irish Life of Barra (Finbarr of Cork)
Betha Lasrach
The Irish Life of Lasair
Betha Meic-Creiche
The Life of Mac-Creiche
Bethu Brigte
The Irish Life of Brigit
Bk.Arm
Book of Armagh
Bk.Fenagh
Book of Fenagh
Bk.Fermoy
Book of Fermoy
Bk.Survey & Distr
Book of Survey & Distribution
Bk.Uí Maine
Book of Uí Maine
Black.Bk.Limerick
Black Book of Limerick
BNE
Bethada Nóem nÉrenn (Irish Lives of the Saints)
Boll, Acta
Bollandist Acta Sanctorum Hiberniae
Brady's Episc. Succ
Brady's Episcopal Succession
Cáin Éimíne Báin
The Law of Éimíne Bán
Cal.Chr.ch.ds
Calendar of Christ Church Deeds
Cal.Doc.Ire
Calendar of Documents relating to Ireland
Cal.Inq
Calendar of Inquisitions
Cal.Just.Rolls
Calendar of Justiciary Rolls
Cal.Orm.ds
Cal.Pap.Reg
Calendar of Papal Registers
Cal.Pat.Rolls
Calendar of Patent Rolls
Cal.St.pap
Calendar State Papers
CGG
Cogad Gáedil Re Gallib
CGSH
Corpus Genealogiarum Sanctorum Hiberniae
Chart.SM
Chartularies of St. Mary's Abbey
Chron.Scot
Chronicon Scotorum
Civil Survey
Civil Survey of Ireland, 1654
Colgan, Acta
Colgan, Acta Sanctorum Hiberniae
Colgan, Triadis
Colgan, Triadis Thaumathurga
Collect.Can.Hib
Collectio Canonum Hibernensis
Colton Visitation
Visitation of John Colton, Archbishop of Armagh
Corp.Gen
Corpus Genealogiarum Hiberniae
Cr.Mihi
Crede Mihi (Dublin Diocesan Register, c.1280)
Cummian's Letter
Letter of Cummian to Pope, 633
De Episcopis
De Episcopis (concerning bishops) - tract in Book of Leinster (LL 372)
Exch.Inq
Exchequer Inquisition
Fir
Genealogies of Mac Fir-bisigh
Frag.Ann
Fragmentary Annals of Ireland
Gen.Corco Loígde
Genealogia Corco Loígde
Gen.Reg.SS.Hib
Genealogiae Regum et Sanctorum Hiberniae
Grace's.Ann
Grace's Annals (Chronicle of Flattisbury)
Hib.Delineatio
Hiberniae Delineatio
Hist.Municip.Doc.
Historical Municipal Documents
Ir Nennius
Nennius, Historia Britonum
Keating
Geoffrey Keating, Foras Feasa ar Éirinn
Kells Chtrs
Charters in the Book of Kells (Notitiae as Leabhar Cheannanais)
L na Scol
Lámhscríbhíní na Scol (Schools Manuscripts of Irish Folklore Commission)
L.Bran
Leabar Branach
Laud 610
Bodleian MS Laud 610
LB
Leabar Brecc
Lec
Book of Lecan
Letter of Honorius III
Papal Letter of Honorius III, 1222 (see Cal.Pap.Let)
Letter of Innocent III
Papal Letter of Innocent III, 1199 (see Cal.Pap.Let)
Lex.Innoc
Lex Innocentium - Adamnán's Law of the Innocents (also known as Cáin Adamnáin)
Lhanthony Cart.
Irish Cartularies of Lhanthony Prima et Secunda
Lib.Hymn
Liber Hymnorum
Lib.Nig
Liber Niger
Lis
Book of Lismore
Lit of Ir saints
Litany of Irish Saints
LL
Lebar Laigen/na Núachongbála - Book of Leinster
LU
Lebar na hUidre
MacEochagáin 1638
Diocesan Visitation of Bishop MacEochagáin of Kildare
Mart.Chr.Ch
Martyrology of Christchurch
Mart.D
Martyrology of Donegal
Mart.G
Martyrology of Ua Gormáin
Mart.O
Martyrology of Óengus
Mart.T
Martyrology of Tallaght
Misc.Ann
Miscellaneous Annals
Papal Annates
Papal Annates 1414, 1426, 1433, 1479 (see Cal.Pap.Reg)
Pontif.Hib.
Pontificia Hiberniae
Rawl B 502
Oxford MS Rawlinson B 502
Red.Bk.Orm
Red Book of Ormond
Red.Bk.Ossory
Red Book of Ossory
Reg.AH
Register of All Hallows (Registrum Prioratus Omnium Sanctorum Iuxta Dublin)
Reg.Clon
Register of Clonmacnoise
Reg.Dowdall
Register of Archbishop Dowdall
Reg.Fleming
Register of Archbishop Fleming
Reg.Gorm
Register of Gormanstown Abbey
Reg.Kilmainham
Register of Kilmainham
Reg.Mey
Register of Archbishop Mey
Reg.Muck
Register of Muckamore
Reg.St.John
Register of the Abbey of St. John
Reg.St.Thos
Register of the Abbey of Saint Thomas
Reg.Sweteman
Register of Archbishop Sweteman
Reg.Trist
Register of Tristernagh Abbey
Rep.Vir
Reportorium Viride of Archbishop Alen 1533
Roy.Visit.Pprs
Royal Visitation Papers
Stowe MSS (RIA)
Stowe Manuscripts (Royal Irish Academy)
Tax
Papal Taxation 1302–06
Tintern Chtr
Tintern Charter 1245 (see Hore 1865)
Tor
Cathréim Toirdelbaig
Trip.Life
Tripartite Life of St. Patrick - Vita Tripartita Sancti Patricii
Vita I Brigit
Vita Prima Sanctae Brigitae - The 'First' Latin Life of St Brigit
Vita S Brigitae
Vita Sanctae Brigitae - Latin Life of St Brigit by Cogitosus
Vita S Mo-Nenna
Vita Sanctae Mo-Nenna - Latin Life of St Mo-Nenna of Killevy
Vita S. Ronani
Vita Sancti Ronani - Latin Life of St Rónán
Vita S. Secundini
Vita Sancti Secundini - Latin Life of St Secundinus of Dunshaughlin
VSC
Vita Sancti Columbae - latin Life of St Columba by Adamnán
VSH
Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae - Latin Lives of the Irish Saints
VSH Salm
Vitae Sanctorum Hiberniae ex Codice Salmanticensis - Latin Lives of the Irish Saints from the Salamanca Codex
YBL
Yellow Book of Lecan (Leabar Buide Lecain)