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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.: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.:LineageThis records the reputed ancestral lines of individuals given in Doc Assoc.:
Traditional AssociationGives the names of Early Christian ecclesiastics whose association with the sites concerned is based on tradition, dedication or placename association.:TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.:ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:
DeaneryThis records the rural deanery (a sub-division of the diocese) to which the parish belongs.:DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.:
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.:ProvinceGives both the civil province in which the county lies and the ecclesiastical province to which the diocese belongs.: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.:
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).: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.: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.:
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 prosopographies.:Medieval DedicationNotes medieval church-dedications to saints whether Irish or Continental.: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.:
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.: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.:ArtifactsIn general, this records only items which may support the case for the site as a pre-Reform ecclesiastical settlement (especially croziers, shrines, chalices etc) — whether recovered by search or excavation, or merely associated with the site by tradition. Also included are such items as querns and kilns as flour-production was an important part of life at ecclesiastical (although also, admittedly, at secular) settlement sites.:
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.:AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:

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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.AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.
Achad Mór(OS 14); is this foundation of Loarn saccart? or Achad Mór (qv) Co Mayo?
CarnOS 14: Kilfinan ch? womens' foundation?
Carrowcuilleen (Lisheen)OS 14
Cell Barra/Kilbarry (1)OS 148: ch described as 'chappel of ease, ruinous' in 1699 (Brady)
Cell Barra/Kilbarry (2)OS 147: site of an 'ancient church' dedicated to St Finbar (O'Donoghue 1986)
Cell ChódhOS 140; Clann Dhiarmada, Fir Cille Chódh resident; ch in ruins by 1615 (Brady)
Cell DalláinOS 14; Cell Dalláin earlier kwn as Cluain Dalláin
Cell TeilleógOS 14
Cráeb LiathOS 14: perhaps same as Carrac Pátraic?
Croimglenn/Croimlinn*OS 14, 21; nec a pre-reform site? medieval par. chapel?
Crudha OS 14: not to be confused with Crooke, bar Gaultiere, priory of Knights of St John
DerrintinnyOS 14; possibly an EC site assoc with M'Áedóc
Donnybrewer (Domnach Dola?)OS 14, 15; possible EC site - placename element domnach?
Druim IndbirOS 14: otherwise Tuaim Indbir 'i n-iarthur Midi' (Mart.O); but in Co. Tipperary; Uí Lunín < Múscraige
Druim LethanOS 14; dependency of Cenannus (O'Connell, 175); Óentad with Clonmacnoise; M. travels to Cl. for alliance (BNE, I, 251) - to evade Columban dominance?
Éochaill ArraOS 14: Conlán = Conlóg, sacerdos (LL 366)?; see also Inchindrisla, Co Waterford
Glebe (Kilmeen)OS 141; ch 'in poor repair' 1695 (Brady); nr Skibbereen
Horse IslandOS 149: 'Kill burial gd (site of)' on 1902 OS map
Inis DubthaigOS 14; Dubthach's alleged relat. with Colum Cille => Columban connection?
KilfadeenOS 142
KilkilleenOS 140: nr Skibbereen? Identif with 'Celcilean' not certain (O'Donoghue)
Killogeary OS 14, 15
KilnacrossOS 14; possibly an EC site; 'here St Mogue baptised Aodh Dubh, the reigning monarch of Breiffne and the ancestor of the Ui Briuin race' (O'Connell)
Knigh/Cell Ard?*OS 14: nec pre-reform? med par ch? Cill Ard?
KnocknageehyOS 143
Leittir? (Letter)OS 147
LettershendonyOS 14, 22; EC site? placename contains element domnach; see UJA 56 (1993), 148-51
OghillOS 14, 22: possibly an EC site? Éochaill? Later assoc with St Margaret?
Ros Ailithir (Roscarbery)OS 143: Fachtna a pupil of Barra at Loch Irce, Colmán a pupil at Cork; Lebar Sochair do Fachtna, ref to in Gen Corco Loígde
SkeamOS 149: early ch site 9thC (Fahy) 12thC (Power); gvyd disused by late med period (Power)
StoukeOS 140
Templemoyle (Tempall Maol?)OS 14: element tempull sugg ch in use 12thc or later
TirbrackenOS 14, 22: in 17thC sources tld name given as Donaghbrackan (Domnach element), but also Taghbrackan (Tech element)
TooreennasillaneOS 142: 'Kilcushin burial gd' on 1842 OS map - no gravemarkers visible; Tooreennasillane extinct placename?
Túaim DrecainOS 14