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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.
Cell Ausilli/AuxiliiPatrick appts Auxilius (Bk.Arm); formerly Killossy (Archdall); Uí Laigéni, Uí Duib Cillíne, also Fothairt at CA; episcopal possess of Glendalough
Cell Chaisilamong abbatial & episcopal possess of Glendalough
Cell Chuilinnotherwise Domnach Chuilinn?; Mac-Táil ord by Patrick (Bk.Arm); Ua Garbáin (d. 1030) < DMC; episcopal possess of Glendalough 12thC
Cellín Cóemginamong episcopal possess of Glendalough
Cell Phíchiepiscopal possess of Glendalough; assoc with Mo-Phíóc (Mart.G 16 Dec) = Píán of Cell Phaáin (sv: Colgan); sometimes confused with Cell Fáe (qv)
Cell Rethaire/Ruathaire?adj estates among abbatial & episcopal possess of Glendalough (if Baliurodrach)
Cell Tamlacha/Tech Tamlachaepiscopal possess of Glendalough; perh nr Kilmagig (qv), formerly par Templemichael now C'macadam; name from nrby Brz Age burial site? (Price)
Cell Teccáin/TagáinTeccán (< Uí Geintigh <Osraige?) a disciple of Patrick? (Bk.Arm 18a); episcopal possess of Glendalough; another gvyd on OS map as D-shaped encl
Cell Uachtair [Achaid?]otherwise C. Óchtair; Hogan (1910, 197) suggests Cell Lóchuir; among episcopal possess of Glendalough
Cell Uscaidi? (Killiskey)episcopal possess of Glendalough; not 'Cell Uisce' with missing qualifying word (as Hogan; Price)
Cenn Eichin Omurthie; episcopal possess of Glendalough; poss domnach site? par Kineagh extends into bar Rathvilly, Co Carlow
Cluain dá an Dobairotherwise Cl. Andobair/Cl. Fannabair; episcopal possess of Glendalough; B. of Cell Báetáin etc - putative kinsman of Dúilech of Clochar D.
Cluain Dartadaamong abbatial & episcopal possess of Glendalough; Áedán mac Concraid (21 Nov); Loígse of CD
Confi (Cenn Fuait?)possible 10thC origin? Hib-Norse patronage? among episcopal possess of Glendalough 12thC
Dísert Chellaig (Monastery)Cellach in familia Coemgeni (LL 373b); among episcopal possess of Glendalough
Dísert DiarmataUí Muiredaig interests at by 11thC; among episcopal possess of Glendalough
Domnach Imlechsite surendered to Patrick? Later among episcopal possess of Glendalough
Domnach Mór an Athechda?possible EC site?; Domnach element - query other element?; among episcopal possess of Glendalough
Domnach Mór [Ua Máil]alias Domnach Sinchill (LL 351)? Uí Máele-tola & Uí Máele-odráin (Rawl B 502, 126a 1) here and at Cell Ausaille? (qv); among abbatial & episcopal possess of Glendalough
Domnach Rígnaichin Uí Enechglaiss (LL, Lec); Rignach putative sr of Finnian; see also Cell Rígnaich; episcopal possess of Glendalough
Forrach Pátraicin Uí Ercáin; subsumed into Uí Muiredaig; Patrician foundation taken into episcopal possess of Glendalough
Inis Mo-Cholmócin Uí Enechglaiss (Mart.O); among episcopal possess of Glendalough; later med par ch
Lathrach Briúinabbatial & episcopal possess of Glendalough; in Uí Fáeláin; dual office (901) with Condaire, Lann Élo (qqv)
Lecc Pátraicepiscopal possess of Glendalough
Maen (Coluim Cille)otherwise Maín/Móin; contested site?; episcopal possess of Glendalough (12thC)
Mugna Mo-Shenócotherwise Mogno; Mugnahelchan; Belach Mugnai in Uí Dróna? See Mart.O, Mart.D; episcopal possess of Glendalough
Óchtar Fine*episcopal possess of Glendalough; ch site? not in list of chs c.1280 => defunct by then? Uí Chaíbdeilche of O. (Rawl B 502, 118b)
SenchellI., F., B. & T. < Fergus s of Énna Nia - parallel line of Uí Briúin Chualann; episcopal possess of Glendalough
Senchellamong episcopal possess of Glendalough; assoc with Brigit vague
Tech Céileamong episcopal possess of Glendalough; loc uncertain - W Co Wicklow or E Co Kildare? = Kilteel (qv)?
Tech Conaill (Stagonnel)see Cluain Aird Mo-Beccóc; in Uí Briúin Chualann; among episcopal possess of Glendalough
Tech CumneCuimne sr of Colum Cille, of Cell Chuimne (qv), Co Mayo; among episcopal possess of Glendalough
Tech Flediamong episcopal possess of Glendalough; S of Arklow, nr Kilmichael Pt?
Tech Tuaeamong episcopal possess of Glendalough; assoc with Clonmacnoise? (Folachtach abb); Tua br of Maigniu (qv)