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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.
Abbert DemesneOS 58:8:5 Diméin an Abairt
An Chorr OS 54: reputedly the site of St Cuimmíne's EC foundation (Gwynn & Hadcock)
Ard PátraiccOS 56
Baile an Uaráin OS 5; appropriate to abbey of Inch
Baile Boirne/BairnechOS 58: site given to Gobnat by Abbán (VSH); note Iurán, Nath Í, Broccán of Bairnech Mór; Ballyvourney ch = 'Teampall Ghobnatan'; 3x ogam stones at 'Abbán's grave'
Baile na ManachOS 5, 6; Baile na Manach 1605; Monkstown 1306; not nec pre-reform; possibly med foundation
Baile na ManachOS 52; A. Muige Breg (LL) => Brechmag in Ui Torta?
Baile Nua OS 5, 6; rectory appropriate to Dominican Priory; nr, if not ident to, Cell Tonga (qv)
Ballydonaghy OS 55, 59
Ballykennedy OS 55, 59?; before 17th cent. in diocese of Down
Ballylinny*OS 51; nec a pre-reform site? medieval?; appropriate to priory of Woodburn
Ballymartin*OS 51; nec a pre-reform site? medieval par ch?
Ballyrobert OS 51; 'possibly early' (Reeves); before 17th C. in diocese of Down
Ballyvaston OS 56; 'possibly early' (Reeves); location not precise; before 17th C. in diocese of Down
Ballywalter*OS 51; almost certainly a med par ch
Caherdavin?OS 5
CamlinOS 59; old name for Ballydonaghy: 'Bally-camlin'; before 17th C. in dioc Down
CappaghOS 5: An Cheapach
CarginOS 55: An Carraigín
Carn GreineOS 51; appropriate to Muckamore
Carrickfergus (St Mary's)pre-reform site? (OS 52); later house of Premontre Canons fnd by John de Courcy
CarrownaseerOS 5: Ceathrú na Saor Thuaidh - antiquity of Patrician assoc?
Cell Baíthín (?)OS 55: Cill Bhaoithín - poss EC site assoc with native St?
Cell BrénainnOS 54: Cill Bhréanaill; to be identif with Kilbrenyn (Kilbrening)? or is this an extinct placename
Cell BruaineOS 51, 54; Brónach's feast day 2 April
Cell ChóelOS 56; parish of Kilkeel co-extensive with barony of Mourne
Cell Chuanna/ChuannatheOS 56: med par ch on site of St Cuanna's EC foundation? Annal-ref to tower at Annadown 1238? (Barrow)
Cell Chúrnáin (Chaurnáin?)OS 58: Cill Churnáin; assoc with Cúrnán s of Sinell of Conmaicne (LL 349b 13)? Caurnán Sac (LL 366)?
Cell deochain Liatháin?OS 54: possible EC site assoc with Liathán; at dissolution, Killdeochaliathain belonged to monastery of Kells
Cell Eichín/EcáinOS 54, 55
Cell Eidne? (Cloghanower)OS 56: Cloch an Uabhair; possibly an EC site (Cell Eidne)
Cell GobnaiteOS 59: 'Cill Ghobnatan - St Gobnat's church' (O'Donoghue)
Cell Laisre/Lasra (Killasseragh)OS 54: probable site of 'St Lasser's Church' (1936 OS map)
Cell MainchínOS 5: is Mainchín Lumnig ident to M. Eps.? (LL 365f 31)
Cell MílchonOS 59: possible EC site assoc with Mílchú
Cell MonaOS 51: 'Cill Mona - church of St Mona' (O'Donoghue); not Cell na Móna?
Cell Mo-Nemócc? (Kilmanavoge)OS 55: assoc with Nem(ócc) tentative (MacShamhráin); Cill Mosheanóg (Ó Cearbhaill)
Cell MórOS 52
Cell NáileOS 54: gtd to Colmán by Cairpre m Crimthainn; Cell denal (Hogan); see also Cell Náile (Co. Ferm.), Inber Náile
Cell OlaOS 54
Cell PhátraicOS 51: possibly an EC site; assoc with Patrick
Cell Rois OS 5; 'Is this the same Cell Rois in VSH Fintan DB 4?
Cell Ruad/RóitOS 53; in Dál nAraide; equated with Cainnech by Ó Riain
Cell Trodan OS 59: before 17th cent in diocese of Down
Cell tSuibhne OS 5: probably an EC site - but antiquity of Patrician assoc?
Claggan*OS 56
ClonleaOS 51
Congbáil Glinne SuileidiOS 53: four cross-slabs 'not found' (Herity 1997)
Coole*OS 57: appropriate to Woodburn Priory; loc given as Carmoney, Belfast Lwr, but no Carmoney in Co Antrim
CorrandrumOS 57: Cor an Droma - dedic to Cathaldus of Tarentum? or Cathal sacerdos (LL 366d 6)? note Cell C, par Annaghdown
CraigaroganOS 51
Culdaff (Cúil Dub?)OS 5
Dísert (Desert)OS 54
Dísert (Dysart)OS 54
Dísert Uilaignr Crumlin; (OS 55)
Donegore OS 50; nec a pre-reform site?
Druim DrestanOS 51: now in par Athlone
DrumnahoaghOS 53
DrumnakillOS 5; possibly an EC site - bullaun
Drumnedergal* (Dunadry?)OS 50; nec a pre-reform site? medieval par ch?
Dún CruithneOS 5, 6: in Ard Éolarg; Cruithin secular site handed over by Cenél nÉogain? (Lacey)
DundesertOS 55; before 17th cent in diocese of Down
Enach OS 57: early ch dedic to St Meldan of Loch Oirb = Meltán sacerdos (LL 366c 40)?
Ess Do-Chonna (Assylin)OS 5: otherwise Ess meic nEirc; later Eas Uí Fhloinn (Assylin); Mo-Chonna feastday 8 Mar
GarryduffOS 55
Glenn (Gatt?)OS 5
Gort CribOS 5
GraigueOS 5
Ibar Chinn trágha*OS 50, 56: Cistercian hse (1144 - Máel-Máedóc/Malachy) on site of earlier fndt?; part of par Newry in bar Orior Upr, Co Armagh
Inis Darcarcrenn (Draicrenn)OS 58; before 17thC. in diocese of Down; 'Enis Garden' on Speed's map
Inis Eidnech? (Inis Ní)OS 58: at mouth of Owenmore River; sub-circ gvyd => inner encl?
KeelkillOS 56: Caolchoill - possible EC site
KilboultraghOS 59: field pattern changed by 1903 OS map; in Poor-Law Union of Macroom
KilkeanyOS 5: referred to as 'Cian's ch' (Power) = Mo-Chian?
KillaleenanOS 5; locally called Cruachan-Carrach; possibly an EC site assoc with Énán?
KilleenOS 58: EC site assoc with Gobnat?; satellite of Baile Boirne (qv)?
Killogholehan OS 54; Belonged to monastery of Kells
KillowenOS 5; locally called Coolalough; possibly an EC site assoc with Éogan?
KilmakeeOS 50, 51, 55; medieval foundation - but possibly on an EC site assoc with Mo-Chóe (Mochaoi)
Kilmeloge/KillmologeOS 56: EC site assoc with Mo-Laca?
Knockakeo*OS 55: nec an eccl settlement?
Knockcairn*OS 59; nec a pre-reform site? before 17th cent. in diocese of Down
Lachtgannon*OS 54: Leacht Geanainn - nec pre-reform?
Lann Abhaich/Lenavy*OS 59; Lhannavach (Archdall); before 17thC in diocese of Down
Mag Bhlosgaid?otherwise Mallusk (OS 56); finds include post-holes & evid of iron working
Mag Comair OS 50, Colmán of Lann Ela? (Reeves); refounded as Augustinaian priory by Gilbert de Croft, ante 1183 (Duffy)
Mag LineOS 50: not same as Ráith Mór Maige Line (qv)
Maudone* (Moyadam?)OS 51?
MungairitOS 5: comarba of N. at Synod of Mag Léne 633, Munster Synod 740s
Port an ChairrínOS 54
Ráith Boidb/BuideOS 56: coarb of Rathbuidhe recorded 11thC - check
Ráith Mór Maige Line*OS 50; site assoc with royal rath?; possibly early if oval encl is eccl in character
Rasharkin(OS 58)
Ros Inbhir OS 5: Ros I. anciently Cúilín na bFer; trad burial-place of M'áedóc (d. 632)
RosstrevorOS 54
Sen Glend/Saingel OS 5; loc. where P. bapt. Cáirthenn m Blait (Trip.Life)
St Mary's(OS 52)loc. of St Bride's Well? (see Hogan); later a house of Premontre Canons founded by John de Courcy
Tamlacht ArdaOS 5, 6: possible EC fndt; C. a member of Patrick's company
TamlaghtOS 55: burial place of Ruanus acc to Giraldus Cambrensis
Tech BaithínOS 55: confusion with B. m Cuanach in Mart.O (19 Feb)
Tempall na mBeinédOS 5
Templedouglas (Tulach Dubglaise)OS 52: possibly a pre-reform site; claim that C.C. bapt there, prayed there (BCC)
TooracurraghOS 5: Tuar a' churraigh
Tulach-rúiscOS 59?; before 17th cent in diocese of Down
Tullaghyrory*OS 5: possible EC site? circ gvyd could => enclosure
TullynamoyleOS 5
Uim Gall*OS 56; medieval par ch?; before 17thC. in dioc Down; appropriate to Muckamore; vulgarly called 'Drumgall'
ÚraidOS 52