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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.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.
Ard AolaigArchdall 1786, 92; Hogan 1910, 37, 39-40
Baile Mic RobartaigArchdall 1786, 95; Hogan 1910, 84
Both ChonoisArchdall 1786, 95; Hogan 1910, 120; Crawford 1912, 220; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 30; Lacey 1983, 248; Ó Riain 1985, 200 (n. 279), 313; Harbison 1992; Herity et al. 1997, 86; Ní Bhrolcháin 2005, 307
Cell Ruad/RóitArchdall 1786, 9; Reeves 1847, 60; O'Laverty 1884, 81-5; Hogan 1910, 210-11; Plummer 1910, II, 319; Cordner (UJA 3) 1940, 158; Ó Riain 1982, 155; 1985, 146, 316
Cluain EnachArchdall 1786, 96
Cluain LáigArchdall 1786, 96; O'Donovan 1856, I, 434 (note n); Hogan 1910, 265; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 377; Lacey 1983, 265; Ó Riain 1985, 192 (n. 83), 319; Herity et al. 1997, 95; Lacey 2006, 137, 139, 168
Congbáil Glinne SuileidiArchdall 1786, 96; O'Donovan 1856, II, 585 note b; Hogan 1910, 289; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 33; Colhoun 1970, 241-3; Lacey 1983, 257-261, figs 135a-h, pl.36; Herity et al. 1997, 87, 92-4
Cúil EchtrannArchdall 1786, 9; Reeves 1847, 79, 251, 281-4; O'Laverty 1887, 458f; Bigger & Fennell 1897-8, 178-80; Hogan 1910, 320
Cúil MaineArchdall 1786, 96; Hogan 1910, 321; Lacey 2006, 262
Disert Uí ThuathgaileArchdall 1786, 91; Hogan 1910, 347; Ó Muraíle 1997, 201, 208
Domnach Mór Maige Tóchuir/CarndonaghArchdall 1786, 97; Hogan 1910, 8, 352, 353, 446, 531 (Mag T.); Crawford 1912, 220; Crawford 1926; Henry 1965, 128-30; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 380; Lucas 1973, 196; Lacey 1983, 249-51; McCone 1984b, 32; Herity et al. 1997, 86-7; Harrington 2002, 111-12; Lacey 2006, 115, 117-8, 286-7
Donnybrewer (Domnach Dola?)Archdall 1786, 91; Moore Munn 1925, 173; Jefferies & Johnston 2000, 64
Druim ThuamaArchdall 1786, 98; Hogan 1910, 369; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 35; Lacey 1983, 284; Sharpe 1995, 376-7 (n. 416); Mac Giolla-Easpaig 1995, 168-9; Lacey 2002, 148-50; Lacey 2006, 69-70
Dún BóArchdall 1786, 91; Hogan 1910, 378; Ó Riain 1985, 323
Inber NáileArchdall 1786, 99-100; Hogan 1910, 456, 459; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 388; Lacey 1983, 270, 303
Lann Abhaich/Lenavy*Archdall 1786, 9; Reeves 1847, 47-8, 236-7; O'Laverty 1880, 302-4
Lann ElaArchdall 1786, 9, 402-03; Hogan 1910, 395, 396, 475; Doherty 1980, 81; 1982, 319; Ó Riain 1985, 201 (n. 311), 326; Bitel 1990, 127, 129; Doherty 1991, 89-90; Stout 1998, 64, 65; Fitzpatrick 1998, 101, 104, 105, 122; Charles-Edwards 2000, 61, 557; Masterson 2003, 38-50
Othan MórArchdall 1786, 98-9; Hogan 1910, 407, 561; Macalister 1949, No. 951; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 36; Bourke 1980, 66; Lacey 1983, 268-9, pls 43-4; Ó Riain 1985, 190 (n. 20), 330; McCone 1990, 24, 68; Harbison 1992; Herity et al. 1997, 96, 101 fig; MacShamhráin 2005e, 308; Lacey 2006, 163, 213-14, 302-03, 312
Ráith RigendenArchdall 1786, 92-3; Hogan 1910, 577
Tamlacht FindlogainArchdall 1786, 93; Hogan 1910, 620