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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.
Carrac MórHogan 1910, 166; Bourke 1980, 66; Hamlin & Foley 1983, 41-6; Rogers 1988, 21-2; Hamlin 2000, 102-3
Cell AdaHogan 1910, 174; Bourke 1980, 66 (is this is the site referred to)
Cell AdgairHogan 1910, 174; Price 1945-67, V, 290; VII, 510 (note); Ó hÉailidhe 1957, 75-88; Ó hÉailidhe 1973, 56 fig, 57; Bourke 1980, 66; Turner 1983, [43-4]; Grogan & Kilfeather 1993, 128-9, 164; MacShamhráin 1996, 182, 195, 238; Corlett 2003, 29, 30
Cell Chairill (Kelkirell)Hogan 1910, 180; Bourke 1980, 66; Hamlin 2000, 109
Cell Chommáin?Archdall 1786, 399; Hogan 1910, 183; Gwynn & Gleeson 1962, 89; Bourke 1980, 66
Churchtown GartanGwynn & Hadcock 1970, 385; Bourke 1980, 66; Lacey 1983, 252; Lacey 2006, 102, 105
Clochar (Becc)Bourke 1980, 66
Cluain Choirpthe/ChairptheHogan 1910, 257; Plummer 1910, I, xxxiii, II, 321; Bourke 1980, 66; Ó Riain 1985, 190 (n. 25), 318; MacShamhráin 1996, 189; Lalor 1999; Beirne 2000, 329-30; Harrington 2002, 84; O'Keeffe 2003
Cluain ÍO'Donovan 1856, III, 108-9 (note q); Hogan 1910, 264; Bourke 1980, 66; Jefferies & Johnston 2000, 62, 71-2
Domnach Mór (Maigi Imcláir)O'Donovan 1856, III, 116-8, note p; Hogan 1910, 351, 352, 521-2; Roe 1956, 85-7; Bourke 1980, 66; Hamlin 1983, 140; Hamlin 2000, 89, 98-9; MacCotter 2004, 64
DrumgathBourke 1980, 66; Hamlin 1997, 60, 63
Inis Chaín DegaArchdall 1786, 465; Hogan 1910, 462; Leslie 1929, 210, 287; Ó Riain 1975, 84, 88, 92 n.70; Livingstone 1980, 25; Bourke 1980, 66; McCone 1984, 325; Brindley 1986, 86; MacShamhráin 1996, 177; Kehnel 1997, 77-9; Charles-Edwards 2000, 57 (map), 573; Harrington 2002, 229-30; O'K
Inis Chathaig (Scattery)Archdall 1786, 49-52; Frost 1893, 80-1, 85-6; Hogan 1910, 462; Gwynn & Gleeson 1962, 15-23; Ó Corráin 1973, 52-63; Bourke 1980, 66; Doherty 1982, 307; Ó Riain 1985, 198 (n. 228), 326; Breatnach 1989, 7-32; Kehnel 1997, 64-5, 67-8; Lalor 1999; Harrington 2002, 242-4; O'Keeffe 2003; Ní Ghrádaigh 2006, 26-30
KeelogeBourke 1980, 66; Stout 1998, 48
LothraArchdall 1786, 666; O’Hanlon 1875-1904, IV, 148-166; Hogan 1910, 479, 506; Murphy 1914, 221; Gleeson & Gwynn 1962, 47-9; Bourke 1980, 66; Edwards 1983, 5-46; Dolan 1985, 134; Ó Floinn 1985b, 163-5; Ó Riain 1985, 197 (note 208), 328; Harbison 1992, I, 138, 379-82; Etchingham 1996, 39, 68; Etchingham 1999, 93, 216; Farrelly & O'Brien 2002, 254
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
St John'sBourke 1980, 66; Beirne 2000, 281
Termann ChommáinBourke 1980, 66; Hamlin 2000, 102