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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.
Ballynaguilkee Harbison 1992, 24; Moore 1999, 167
BallynatrayPower 1898 (WAJ 4), 209-12; Harbison 1992, 86-7; Moore 1999, 167-7
BothaHogan 1910, 119; Harbison 1992, fig 76
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
Camas ChomgaillArchdall 1786, 83; Hogan 1910, 154; Chart et al 1940, 190; Harbison 1992
Cell ChiaráinCarrigan 1905, III, 280-81; Edwards 1983, 5-46; Hurley 1988, 124-34; Sharpe 1992, 85; Harbison 1992, no 143 (+ figs); 1998, 174
Cell Clispín/AhennyHenry 1965; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970; Power 1989, 5; Harbison 1992, 11-15; Ó Cearbhaill 2007, 86-9
Cell FhinnabrachArchdall 1786, 52; Frost 1893, 98-100; Hogan 1910, 192, 337; Sheehan 1982, 37, 39, 46; Harbison 1992; Ní Ghabhláin 1995, 68, 70, 79, 80
Cell Lamraige* Carrigan 1905, IV, 311ff; Hogan 1910, 196; Harbison 1992
Cell mac Áeda?Harbison 1992, I, 363; Moore 1996; Culleton 1999, 150, 152, 159, 210
Cell Rígnaich?Archdall 1786, 404; Lanigan 1829, II, 80; Hogan 1910, 209; Harbison 1992; Kehnel 1997, 183-4 n.61
Cell TíreHarbison 1992*, 326; Moore 1999, 172
Cluain ChathaHogan 1910, 258; Colhoun 1970, 241-3; Lacey 1983, 254-56; Harbison 1992; Mac Giolla Easpaig 1997, 75-88.
Cluain moccu NóisArchdall 1786, 379-87; Hogan 1910, 253, 266, 337; Ryan 1940, 490-507; Lionard 1960-1, 95-170; Ó Corráin 1972, 86, 116; Byrne 1973, 91, 171, 216; Harbison 1980, 26-9; Hicks 1980, 5-35; Bourke 1980, 61, 63, 66; Henry 1980, 36-46; Ó Murchadha 1980, 47-51; Ó Riain 1985, 319; Doherty 1985, 63-7; Walsh & Ó Cróinín 1988; Harbison 1992; MacShamhráin 1994, 139-50; Manning 1994, passim; Kehnel 1997, passim; Byrne 2005, 660-1, 679
Dísert DiarmataHogan 1910, 346; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 31; Byrne 1973, 124, 145-6 1984b, xix; ; Ó Riain 1985, 321; Harbison 1992; MacShamhráin 1993, 63-5; 1996, 93, 122, 138, 146-9, 196, 239; Nolan 1997; O'Keeffe 2003
Domnach Mór Maige CobaHogan 1910, 351, 352; Ó Riain 1985, 195 (n. 159), 322; Harbison 1992, I, 61-4; Charles-Edwards 2000, 240
Domnach Mór Maige IthaHogan 1910, 351, 352, 522, 547; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 33; Lacey 1983, 261; Harbison 1992; Ó Floinn 1995, 129-31; Walsh 2000, 37, 38; Lacey 2006, 131-3, 193, 308
Druim CuilinnHogan 1910, 361; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 382; Ó Riain 1985, 322; Harbison 1992, 138-9, 144; O'Brien 1994, 16; Stout 1998, 54, 56; Fitzpatrick 1998, 97, 110-11, 116, 134-6; O'Brien & Fitzpatrick 1998, 103; McAlister 2003, 22-30
FernaArchdall 1786, 742-3; Hogan 1910, 411; Ó Corráin 1972, 86-7; Bourke 1980, 61; Smyth 1982, 64; Doherty 1982, 317; Herity 1983, 270-77; Ó Riain 1985, 191 (n. 63), 324; Harbison 1992; MacShamhráin 1996, 97, 138; Moore 1996; Culleton 1999, 134-40, 205
Inis na mBeoArchdall 1786, 667-9; Kenney 1929, 394-5, 437; Gleeson & Gwynn 1962, 53-4; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 41; Stout 1984, 93-4; Harbison 1992, 232-3; Farrelly & O'Brien 2002, 257-9
Ísell ChiaráinHogan 1910, 472; Plummer 1910, II, 331; Cox 1969, 6-14; Harbison 1992; Kehnel 1997, 65, 68-71, 136-7, 174
Killoan (Cell Éogain?)Harbison 1992; Hamlin 2000, 109
KilnaruaneHourihane & Hourihane 1979, 65-73; Hurley 1980, 61; Kelly 1991, 58; Harbison 1992; Power 1992, 273, 274, 305, 279; Kelly 2000, 63
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
Maen (Coluim Cille)Archdall 1786, 335; Hogan 1910, 510, 533, 541; De hÓir 1968, 55-7; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 280, 367, 399; Jackson 1979-80, 152; Herbert & Ó Riain 1988, 18; Harbison 1992, cat. 182, fig 522; MacShamhráin 1996, 82, 88, 94, 148, 196, 239; Ó Muraíle 1997, 201; Harbison 1998, 171, 175; Bhreathnach 1999, 11-12, 14
Mag Arnaide (Moyarney)Archdall 1786, 749; Hogan 1910, 513; Ó Riain 1985, 201 (n. 287), 328; Bitel 1990, 152; Harbison 1992, 377; MacShamhráin 1996, 183; Moore 1996; Culleton 1999, 97-101, 159, 203
Mainistir BuitiArchdall 1986, 490; Hogan 1910, 533; Plummer 1910, II, 317; Macalister 1946; Roe 1954, 102-11; Harbison 1975; Roe 1981, passim; Manning 1984, 324-5; Ó Riain 1985, 198 (n. 231), 328; Swan 1985, 78, 80; Buckley 1986, 76; Harbison 1992; Murphy 1993, 15-17; Etchingham 1994; 1996, 32, 69; Lynn 1996, 18-19
Móethail BroccáinArchdall 1786, 696; Power 1896, 9-14; Hogan 1910, 536, 639-40; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 188; Harbison 1992, 327; Culleton 1999, 127; Moore 1999, 187
Ogdela (?)Hogan 1910, 557; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 400; Herity 1987, 139-40; Harbison 1992, 185; Kelly 1993, 154-6; 1994, 213-13; Beirne 2000, 322
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
Ray (Ráith?)O'Flanagan 1927, 39; Lacey 1983, 286-8; Harbison 1992; Lacey 2006, 94-5, 99-100
Ros CréArchdall 1786, 672-3; Petrie 1878, 39; Hogan 1910, 585; Gleeson & Gwynn 1962, 60-3; Roe 1967, 127-32; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 43, 60; Doherty 1980, 83; Ó Riain 1985, 38, 331; Ó Floinn 1985e, 173; Harbison 1992, I, 162; O'Keeffe 1994, 144-8; Cunningham 1994, 29-30; Etchingham 1996, 44, 68; Kehnel 1997, 79-80; Lalor 1999; Farrelly & O'Brien 2002, 239-40; O'Keeffe 2003
Tech MunnuArchdall 1786, 751; Hogan 1910, 625-6; Plummer 1910, II, 341; Ó Corráin 1972, 86, 87; Ó Riain 1985, 26, 195 (n. 155), 334; Bitel 1990, 190-1; Harbison 1992, 377; Etchingham 1996, 67; Moore 1996; Culleton 1999, 108-125, 140-3, 159, 214
Termann FeichínArchdall 1786, 491; Hogan 1910, 632, 640; Stubbs 1911, 359; Davies 1944, 292-3; Roe 1954, 111-12; Lionard 1961, 101-2; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 324; Buckley 1986, 80, 82; Harbison 1992
TorachArchdall 1786, 105; Hogan 1910, 630, 642; Simington 1937, 114; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 46; Barrow 1979, 73-77; Lacey 1983, 296-8; Ó Riain 1985, 190 (note 16); Herbert 1988, 40, 170, 189, 192-3; Harbison 1992; Crumlish 1993, 24-5; Ó Floinn 1997, 154-5, 160, 172; Ó Muraíle 1997, 200; Kelly 2000, 53-63; O'Keeffe 2003; Lacey 2006, 89-90, 283-6