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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 Chinn/na Cille (Aughnakeely?)OS 32; Aughnakeely (Achad na Cille; location name?) separate site to A. Chinn - or a later name applied to site?
Achad ChonaireOS 32: otherwise A. Caín Chonaire; confused with Cluain Chaín? reputedly founded by St Finnian in 7thC
Achad Dorbchon OS 31: in Múscraige Mitíne; nr Gougane Barra; where Mac-C bapt Findbarr; identif unkwn to Harrington; L d of Lóchán (Mart.T 30 Sep) intended?
Aclare*OS 36: nec pre-reform? Med par ch?
Aghamuck*OS 36: nec a pre-reform site?
Ahoghill OS 37
Aired Locha ConOS 38, 47; Gilla-Áeda ua Muadin do muintir Airid Locha Con (Ann.FM)
Airenach OS 37; Erynagh; Abbey of Carryke founded by Niall MacDuinnslébe 1127
AnhidOS 30
Annacloy OS 30, 37
ArdachadOS 30, 39: seemingly A. in Brédach, B. Tirawley (O'Donovan)
Ard Bhéarra* OS 35: nec pre-Reform? med par ch?
Ard Chiaráin (Ardkieran)OS 34, 38
ArdlahertyOS 39: assoc with Féichíne a local trad?
Ard na cClogOS 34, 38
ArdskeaghOS 3: ch 'in ruins' by 1615 (Brady)
Attirory OS 31
Aughnish IsleOS 37: Tullyaughnish (Archdall)
Bahana (= Ballykine?)OS 35:5:2 - perhaps assoc with Mo-Chainne (DMC link); 18thC house 'Whaley Abbey' built on site
Baile an Chluig**OS 38; Misc.Ann alias Mac Carthaigh's Book
Baile an TempaillOS 3
Baile Átha OS 38; granted in 1183 to abbey of St Patrick as parochial ch
Baile BuíOS 33: nr Oughterard
BallindoonOS 34: Ballindown; possible EC site - enclosure? later occ by Dominicans
Ballintemple*OS 31; nec an EC site? Query assoc with Patrick
BallintleaOS 39; Baile an tSléibhe - possible EC site?
Ballybrinoge OS 38
BallydorganOS 36: probably the 'cillin' on Feehy's farm 'unmkd by mound or enclosure' (Power 1932)
BallyharrahanOS 36: Baile Uí Arrucháin
Ballykillbeg OS 37; possibly an EC site? evidence of enclosure?
BallyknockaneOS 30
Ballymenagh*OS 38; possibly an EC site? evidence of enclosure? uncertain
BallynagloghOS 33: possible early 'monastic' site; later Med par ch of Cloonoghil
Ballynary*OS 34: nec pre-reform? Med par ch?
BallynatrayOS 37: Baile na Tragha; early (6thC) site, adopted Augustinian rule 12thC; basis for assoc with Mo-Lana?
Ballyneety*OS 31
BallyorganOS 38; possibly an EC site?
Ballyphilip*OS 32; not nec pre-reform; possibly med par. ch.
Ballyrolly*OS 37; not nec pre-reform; possibly med par. ch.
Ballytrisnane*OS 39: nec pre-reform?; possibly med par ch
Ballytrustan*OS 38; nec pre-reform?; later a foundation of Knights Hospitallers (Tax)
Ballytrustan*OS 32; c.1 mile SE of Portaferry; not nec pre-reform; possibly med par. ch.
BarnesOS 35; possible EC site assoc with Énna (well dedic)?
Beagh OS 3
Bruree OS 39
BushmillsOS 3, 7; Bushmills T divided between par Billy (E side) & par Dunluce (W side)
Cabra*OS 35; nec an EC site? med. chapel?
Caladh Choillsite at Callowhill (OS 38) possibly EC?
CarnaghOS 37
CarnyarraOS 32: EC site?
CarrickatoberOS 32; possible EC site assoc with Patrick?
Carrig*OS 33: nec pre-reform?; ch 'in ruins' 1615, abandoned by 1694 (Brady)
CarrowreaghOS 3; OS 4: Isle of Doagh; Craignacally = Carraig na gCaillech? but is Brigidine assoc nec early?
CastlerahanOS 38; ch abandoned in 1834 (Davies)
Céin MuirtheimneOS 3: noted in OSL for Co Louth
Cell Achaid OS 35: in Caoille; Uí Lomthuili, Uí Ingarduil loc. at; 'subsid ch of Tuath Ó Quain' (Power 1932); Killeigh assoc with Conchenna (Archdall); 'in ruins' 1774 (Brady)
Cell a' Cnocáin OS 38
Cell Áeda? (Keel Aodha)OS 30: 'Keel Aodh[a]' (Killanin & Duignan)
Cell AiresOS 31: Sinell the aistire (ostiarius) of Patrick's household
Cell an Tempaill OS 38
Cell Baile an Choillte OS 3
Cell Bercháin (Kilbarrahan)OS 32
Cell BhrannaOS 34: assoc with Branna - female st?; walls still standing c.1840 (OS Field Book)
Cell BhreiccOS 31
Cell Breccáin/BeccáinOS 35: Cill Bhreaccáin/Bheacáin?
Cell Brigte?OS 35, 36: possible EC site?
Cell BruaineOS 31/39; in SW of Tullerboy
Cell ChlochairOS 30: nr Cappoquin; Mo-Chua submits to Mo-Chuta (Carthach)
Cell Chluana*OS 35, 36: Cill Chluaine
Cell ChócaOS 35: a couple of km W of Cell Chóca (qv), Co Laois
Cell Chochán OS 34; parish ch of Kilcockan in good repair at end of 16thC.
Cell Cholmáinsame as Colmán of Inis Mo-Cholmóc (qv)? OS 30:7:4
Cell CholmáinOS 38
Cell ChommuirOS 34: Cell Commuir in Uí Bece Uacht., in Caoille; ch in ruins 1615 (Brady)
Cell ChomnaidOS 31: possibly an EC site - bullaun
Cell ChonadainOS 35; in Latharna; otherwise Tilach Chonadain; later a possession of the Knights of St John
Cell Chonáin OS 30
Cell Chonáin (Kilconan)OS 35: in Uí Ingardail; in 'Tuath O Quain', Caoille; Conán sac (LL 366b 27, d 28)?
Cell ChúáinOS 3
Cell Chuili?OS 33; identif with 'Cill Cuili' or 'Cill Ó nGéibinnáin' in Caoille (Power 1932)
Cell ChuimmínOS 39: OS 81: possibly an EC site assoc with Cuimmíne?
Cell DonnchadaOS 39
Cell Drochtáin OS 3: not assoc with Droichdéne Sac (LL)?
Cell DuibdúinOS 34: possible EC site; later possess Premonstr Canons, Oilén na Trionóite; now par Geevagh
Cell EtargabalaOS 33: trí meic Angain; i Fid Manach; identif by KW Nicholls
Cell Fhinnche? OS 35, Aerial photo: encl Sub-triangular; Toberboe assoc. Mo-Bae?
Cell Fhlannáin?OS 35: oval gvyd => inner encl? Cell (Flannáin?) - F of Cell Do-Lua (qv)
Cell Gaibriel*OS 38: nec pre-reform? med par ch?
Cell Gobbáin OS 32: rath at Kilgoban 'used from time immemorial as a burial place for stillborn children' (Power)
Cell GobnaiteOS 31: Gobnat of Baile Boirne (qv)
Cell Grubain OS 31
Cellín?*OS 30: nec pre-reform?
Cell Laisre?OS 31: hardly Cell Osraige (Hogan)?
Cell MelláinOS 37: assoc with Mellán Eps? (LL 365d 44, f 33); nr Newport
Cell MídeOS 38: possible EC site assoc M'Íde?
Cell Mo-Chua? (Kilmacuagh)OS 36: assoc with Mo-Chua (Hogan) difficult to reconcile with Kilmacuagh; is this the Kilmacoo assoc with Patrick?
Cell Mo-Chúóc?OS 31: Cill Mochuóg; poss EC site assoc with native st? (MacShamhráin); earliest ref 1550
Cell Mo-Lua OS 37
Cell MorOS 35; site mkd 'Kilmore' & gvyd mkd 'Cilleen' on 1935 OS map
Cell MuireOS 30
Cell na Fidnaige (?)OS 30: alternatively C. na Fichne (Hogan), or Kilfiachna (Archdall)
Cell na RáthaOS 31: ráith/encl => poss EC site?
Cell na SáerOS 35: Cill na Saor
Cell OdráinOS 36: EC eccl site assoc with Odrán?
Cell PhátraicOS 31: possibly an EC site; assoc with Patrick and Brigit
Cell Rois OS 31
Cell SrianáinOS 31: in Muintir Eoluis; otherwise Cell Trénáin?
Cell tSéisin*OS 3, 6: not Kilteashin par Ardcarn (as Hogan) confusion; Episcopal cúirt 13thC; poss on earlier site? case for a St Seisan? an invention?
Cell Uachtair MaigheOS 33
Cell Ua ScolaigeOS 32: Mod Ir Cill Ó Scolaí => poss pre-reform site assoc with Uí Scolaige?
Cenn ÉitigOS 35
Chapelearly fdn? tld Kilpatrick adj; date uncertain OS 36:9:1; large encl 100m diam nearby
Cloghans OS 39
Clonbuogh*OS 30: nec pre-reform? Med par ch?
Clonygaheen/KilloscullyOS 32
ClooneOS 30: possibly an EC site
Cloonmore*OS 30: nec pre-reform?
CloonmorrisOS 37
Cluain Bheirn (Cell Bhrénainn?)OS 31: possibly EC site assoc with native st; later med par ch?
Cluain ClaidbaichOS 37: site given to M. by king of Uí Chonaill Gabra
Cluainclaidheach? Claidmech?OS 36; confusion with Cloncagh?
Cluain eilteOS 37?
Cluain EóchailleOS 32
Cluain Fhiadh OS 31
Cluain TuaisceirtOS 36, 37: early fndt; later Augustinian Canons Regular; in mod par Kilgefin
CoinnereOS 38: in Coindiri; Bede: Letter of pope-elect John 640; jt offices with Lathrach Briúin 901 & Lann Ela 901, 917 (=919); VSH => confraternitas with L. Ela; nr Dísert Cellaig (qv)
Coning (?)OS 33: identif of Coning (Archdall) with site at Cooneen tentative (N. White)
Conva*OS 34: ne pre-reform? abandoned 1694 (Brady)
CoogullaOS 35
Creggangrogy/St Brendan's OS 32
Crevilly ValleyOS 37: possibly an EC site?
Crobally Upper*OS 38/39: Cruadh Bhaile
CrosserloughOS 32: possibly an EC site
Cúil (Coole)OS 36: assoc with St Abbán (Gwynn & Hadcock); 'Coole Abbey' assoc with Knts Templar (OS Field Books); in ruins by 1694 (Brady)
Curraghnagarraha OS 3: Currach na Garrtha; parish church of Fenoagh
Daire Ingen AilleáinOS 32: in Dál Buinne; i n-Aird Ulad; pedigree of Cumman (LL 350d 22); approp to abbey of Moville
Derrane OS 33, 36, 39, 40: later Augustinian abbey c.1150
DerrysallaghOS 35: equation of Ailbe with St Eilibh, sister of Lasair (OSL 1836, 239); now par Geevagh
Dísert Óengusa OS 30: assoc with Óengus m Óengoban of Dísert Óengusa (qv), Co. Laois?; nr Croom
Domnach Garbháin (?)OS 31: anciently called 'Achadh-garbhan' (Archdall); see Dún Garbáin, Co Cork
Domnach Máeláin Donagh (OS 34, 39); confused by Archdall with Domnach Mór in Mag Éne, Co Donegal
Donaghadee OS 3
DromtarriffOS 31: Ingen Buide? or perh Ingena Baíth (ds of Báeth)?
Druim catha OS 36; appropriate to abbey of St Patrick's of Down
DruimOS 34
DrumadonnellOS 39?
DrumdoneyOS 34: domnach element in placename (Druim an Domnaig)? 'smaller and older than Templemore/Ardagh' (O'Rorke)
DrumederglassOS 33
Drummans (Congbáil?)OS 3: uncertain date - nec pre-reform?
DrumnacanonOS 33
Dún Lethglas/Dún dá LethglaiseOS 37: also Dún Pátraicc; loc of Patrick's burial (Muirchú); Cell Brigte at (1007); English Benedictines after 1177
Dunsfort OS 38; prebend 1194 (ref to Rogerus de Dunesford)
Dún Sobairci (Dunseverick)OS 3; Tempall Las(t)rach (locally pronounced 'Templelassaragh') an early fndt assoc with Lassar?
Ecclas*OS 34: nec pre-reform? Med par ch?
Ecclas Ruaig/RuacOS 39: EC site assoc with Féichíne?
Enach DubOS 32: otherwise Cell Chumaín Chadain; in Muintir Eoluis (Ann.Conn.); founder was abb of Iona (d.669)
Fid ArteOS 39; Lis. Life: Iustus = Diarmait who bapt. Ciarán of Clonmacnoise; Archdall (285) has Fidhard, Co Galway - duplication?
FoyogesOS 35: possible EC site? any connection with souterrain?; now par Geevagh
Friar's IsdFriar's Isd (OS 34) possible EC site? If Lough Uva, Conry claimed that it dated to c.500
Gallon*OS 33; ch first mentioned in 1406 (Davies); med. foundation?
Gallonnambraher*OS 39; not pre-reform? medieval foundation?
GallonreaghOS 38; possibly an EC site if circ gvd => enclosure
Glass MórOS 37: in Déise Muman agus din atá il-Liss Mór; Crónán s of Mellán?
GlebeOS 31
Glenn ChaínOS 34: in Uí Luigdech Éle (Ileagh); founded by St Culan 7thC (Gwynn & Hadcock); ch surrend to Findbarr
GoleGole (OS 39)
GortageenOS 39
GorteennafinnogeOS 39
GortfadOS 31
GrellachOS 32: O.S. Memoirs, Faughanvale, 13, 14
Imlech FotaOS 33
InchindrislaOS 31 (30?): Inse an Drisle; Conlán = Conlóg, Sac? See also Youghalvillage, Co Tipp
Inis ChaínOS 35; dependency of Cennanus (Kells) acc to O'Connell; assoc with Eirníne - this site or Inis Ch. Co Fermanagh?
Inis Cumscraig/Causcraid (Inch Abbey)OS 30, 37; otherwise Abbey of Ines, Iniscourcey?; Cistercian fndtn 1180 by John de Courcy & wife Affraic
InishmoreOS 34, 40: now par Geevagh
Inis Laogh? OS 39
Kells ('Desert of Connor')*OS 38; house of Augustinian canons; not nec an EC site
KilcalfOS 33
KilcorneyOS 39: possibly ident to Cluain Charnaí (qv)? but apparently nr Millstreet, dioc Ardfert
Kilcranathan?OS 32
KilcumminOS 31
Kilfithmone*/Cell Fhia MúinOS 34: possibly an EC site?
KilladanganOS 31
KilleenaghOS 34
KillinaneOS 30: betw Millstreet and Kanturk?
KillOS 37; possibly an EC site; semi-circ gvyd may => enclosure
Killure (Cell an Iúir?)OS 36: possible EC site - later a nunnery?
KillybanwayOS 33: Killybanway - loc name in par Racavan? possibly an EC site - enclosure?
Killycoogan*OS 37; nec a pre-reform site?
KillyfinlaOS 38
Killyglen OS 35
KilmacteigeOS 36
Kilmakevit (Markstown)*OS 32; nec a pre-reform site?
KilnaglackenOS 34
KilvarnetOS 32: possible EC site? later a possess of Kts Templar
Kilwarry*OS 36: nec a pre-reform site?
Kirkinriola/KilconriolaOS 32; possibly a pre-reform foundation if either bell from this site
KnockanearisOS 35
KnockbrackOS 39
KnockmaonOS 30: Cnoc Man
Knockninny OS 3
LavaghOS 37
Lisnalea*OS 34
Lissannymore*OS 33
Liss MáeláinOS 38; possibly an EC site assoc with Máelán?; or to be identif with 'Lismolyn' of St. Malachy?
Loch BricrennOS 33, 34
Loumanagh*OS 30: nec pre-reform?
LurganOS 39; ch abandoned in 1818 (Davies); possible EC site - gvyd may => encl
Maghera OS 36; lintel provides parallel for 'Dungannon Plaque' from Tugneda (sv = Tynan)
MagheramoreOS 30, 31
Magherareagh*OS 34: nec pre-reform? Med par ch?
Mainistir na Liath OS 33
MóethailOS 32: otherwise Maethail/Maothail; Manchán d.538 (Ann.Tig)
Monanimy* OS 34; nec pre-reform? ch nave 'in repair', chancel 'deroofed' 1615 (Brady)
Moynetemple*OS 36: nec pre-reform? Med par ch?
Nuachongbáil (Nohaval 2)OS 38
Nuachongbáil (Nohovaldaly)OS 38; in Poor-Law Union of Millstreet
OmardOS 37; possible EC site (archae features)
Othan MórOS 38: 6 miles NW of Derry; assoc with St Mura - but Columban link
RaffonyOS 39; possible EC site; erenach's: O'Connells of Breifne; dissolution of ch lands 1605 (O'Connell)
Ráith Cabáin*OS 33: Patrician assoc (trad) nec of antiquity?
Ráith CholpthaOS 31: in Uí Derca Chéin; in Dál nAraide (Colgan); otherwise Cell Cholptha; Tassach 'cerd Phátraic'
Ráith Cormaic OS 3
Rathan OS 33; in Tuath Muighi Finne, Caoille (Power 1932); Rahan par ch 'in ruins' 1615, abandoned 1694 (Brady)
Rathgoggan*OS 3; nec pre-reform? par ch of Rathgogin 'in ruins' 1615 (Brady)
Relagh BegOS 34
Ros BrainOS 33
Ros CommáinOS 39: site occ by C of I, off Church St; comarba (d. 980) = tánaise abbad of Clonmacnoise
Ros RoilgeOS 3: Roserelick?
SabullOS 31: caput of Uí Díchon; D putative br of Durthech, Éogan, Rus etc - of Óendruimm, Cell Clethi, Dún dá Lethglas (qqv)
Senchill / Cill a LongphuirtOS 35; reputed EC site; also known as Killongford
Sen-Chluain OS 36
Senchua ua nAilellaOS 35: Patrick ordained Ailbe úasalsacart - not A of Imlech (qv)?; Ruadán built fndt on land given by the people
Sen-Oilén OS 32
Shankill (Loughinisland churches)OS 37: trad assoc of Macartan - poss EC origin?
SolarSolar (OS 30) Carncastle parish in OS; nec a pre-reform fndt?
Sruthail/StruthairOS 38
Tamlacht Umail/MenannOS 33, 34; nr Loch Bricrenn (qv); otherwise T. Menann (name preserved in nrby tl Meenan), or T. maccu Caíl
TamnachOS 34: T a 'free ch'; M. 'sr of Benignus' given veil by Patrick; T (with Tír Gimmae, Muine Búachaele) donated by Cummen (Bk.Arm)
Tech BaithínOS 36: note B. m Cuanach < Cenél Énna
Tech TemplaOS 33: possible EC site? later a possess of Kts Templar; loc of castle 1271 (Ann.Ult)
Tempall Cormaic (Toberdoney)OS 31; EC site (encl)?; Toberdoney may contain Domnach element; assoc with C. ua Liatháin? (assoc with Comgall of Bangor)
Tempall MórOS 34: possible assoc with Cóemán Santlethan mac Taláin (Kilmactalun) br of Attracht; now par Riverstown
TemplecoweyOS 32
TempleobrickOS 32: remains still evident in 1840
Templeshane*OS 35: possibly an EC site? not certain
Termon*OS 33; nec pre-reform? ch reputedly founded here by O'Reilly of Mullagh (Davies)
Three TreesOS 30
Tinvoher*OS 35: possibly an EC site? not certain
TirnonyOS 32, 36
Tulach Brecc OS 31/32: M of Tulach Mo-Lana (qv)?
Uarán nGaradOS 34: otherwise Brer Garad/Cell G.; Céthech (feastday 16 Jun) putative br of Beinén & Mucnoe
Uisce Chaín/UskechaoinOS 39: Ann.FM s.a. 465 claims that Éogan, ancestor of Cenél nÉ, buried at Uisce Chaín; Columban link (Archdall)