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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.
AnnaghOS 15; possibly an EC site assoc with Mo-Chonna? Enga (qv) of meic Nessáin?
Ard CróineOS 15: early eccl foundation patronised by O'Hogan family (Gwynn & Hadcock)
ArdnagreenaOS 150
Baile Iarthach? OS 153: cross slab moved closer to well? (some distance SW -1842 & 1902 OS maps)
BallybahallaghOS 15
BallymacrownOS 150
BallyteerimOS 15; possibly an EC site - if 'fort' represents an eccl enclosure
Cell BerchirtOS 15: loc nr Killberchert Hse; in Mag Taidcni; assoc with Tulach Liss, Tech Saxan (qqv)
Cell Chennbuide OS 15: local st kwn as Cennbuide (yellow-haired one)?
Cell FhorclannOS 15: in Uí Amalgado W of Moy - missed by Hogan; C. & L. baptised by Patrick
Cell GobbáinOS 15
Cellín Chrónáin OS 15: 'Cillín Chrónáin' (St Cronan's little church: Power); poss early? assoc with native st; in ruins 1615 (Brady)
Cell (+?)OS 15, 21: satellite of Cell Ruadáin (qv)?
Cell MáeláinOS 15; early fndt assoc with Máelán?
Cell Mo-Chú? (Kilmacoo)OS 15: early ch walls standing with 'a small square window' (1841 OS Field Books); not assoc with Mo-Chua?
Cell na GráinsigeOS 15; ch derelict in late 16th c.
Cell Ruadáin?OS 15: EC site assoc with Ruadán?; see also Cell/Kyle, par Kilruane
Cell Ua Máil-lachtnaiOS 15, 21: Cill Uí Lachnáin
ClogherbegOS 15: perh a satellite of Cloghermore (qv)?
ClonoseyOS 15: possibly an EC site
CloonshanvilleOS 15: assoc with Comedus, disciple of Patrick? later Dominican; now in par Frenchpark
Coill Mhac Thomais Fhinn*OS 15: possible EC site?
CríchedOS 15: Críched in Glenn Dalláin, in Cairpre (LL); nr Glencar Lough (Ó Riain); Osnat putative d of Brocsech - see Cell Osnata, Co Kildare
Druim LiasOS 15: at Druim Daro in Callraige; loc of Losca, Exorcist? (Bk.Arm. 9b 2 mispl list); Archdall (1786, 631) mistaken about Druim Lias, Co Sligo?
ErnaideOS 15; parish of Urney a dependency of Abbey of Fore (O'Connell)
Faughanvale OS 15; same as Nuachongbáil (qv)?
Glannafeen (Templebreedy)OS 150: Templebreedy - assoc with/dedic to St Brigit?; Poor-Law Union Skibbereen
Inis Mór Locha GileOS 15: Tempall I. Móiri in L. Gilli (Ann.Conn); belong to Ua Ruairc of Breifne (Beirne); St Loman's feastday 4 Feb
InispollanOS 15; possible EC site assoc with cult of Patrick
KilcomeraghOS 15
Kilknockane*OS 15: nr Kanturk? nec pre-reform?
KilladeasKilladeas (Rockfield OS 15, 16); Céile Dé assoc? (JRSAI 49, 1919); questionable
Kilorkey? OS 15: perh assoc with Curcach of Cell Churcaig (Kilcorkey), bar Castlereagh (qv)?
Kilvroon?OS 153: 'Kilvroon burial gd' on 1842 OS map
Lethét?Layd (OS 15)
Liss Ua Móine? (Lissamona)OS 153: Lios ó Móine
Olltóir*OS 15: eccl settlement? or hillfort re-used as killeen?
RosOS 15: on bank of L. Mask; Inbertrach not Inber (qv), par Kilcommon? assoc with Brénainn traditional?
TullybrislandOS 15: not a definite ch site - requires excavation
Tully (Templemoyle)OS 15, 16