Search

Note: Searches will return only records containing all words. To indicate unknown characters use ? for exactly one unknown character, and * for a sequence of zero or more. E.g. st?p would match both step and stop, while st*p would also match stamp. Words entered will also match parts of words, for example a search for step would also match wastepaper.

Quick search


Match whole words only

Advanced search.

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.:

Choose to: match all fields or match any fields

Match whole words only (allows you to search for "meath" without also matching "westmeath", for example)

39 matches.

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.
Cell BicsigeArchdall 1786, 720; Hogan 1910, 178, 686; Paterson 1982, 26; Ó Riain 1985, 209 (n. 663.10), 314; MacShamhráin 1996, 55, 185
Cell BileHogan 1910, 178, 392 (Eccl. Bili); Charles-Edwards 2000, 24; Harrington 2002, 121-2 n.88
Cell BléidiniHogan 1910, 178, 685
Cell Bocháin?*Kilk Arch Jnl, iii, 218; Hogan 1910, 178
Cell Brad[r]áinHogan 1910, 178
Cell Braigi UallaigiHogan 1910, 178
Cell BrainHogan 1910, 178
Cell BráthaHogan 1910, 178, 686; Holland 2006; Ó Cearbhaill 2007, 66-7
Cell BreccáinFrost 1893, 49; Hogan 1910, 178; O'Sullivan 1983, 128-39
Cell BreccáinHogan 1910, 178
Cell Breccáin Hogan 1910, 178; Power 1932, 30, 73; MacCotter & Nicholls 1996, 27, 185; Power 2000, 447
Cell BrénainnHogan 1910, 178; Ó Cearbhaill 2007, 69-70
Cell BriccínHogan 1910, 178
Cell BrigteParl Gaz Ire, I, 536; Hogan 1910, 178; Moore 1996; Culleton 1999, 150, 159, 206
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178; Beirne 2000, 197
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178; Walsh 1957; Swan 1988, 12
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178; Ronan 1943; Ó hÉailidhe 1961, 109-30; MacShamhráin 2005a, 129, 138
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178; O'Toole 1933, 258; Brindley & Kilfeather 1993, 67
Cell BrigteReeves 1847, 34; Hogan 1910, 178
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178
Cell BrigteReeves 1847, 64; Hogan 1910, 178
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178; Crawford 1913, 156; Sheehy 1962, I, 104; Herity et al. 1997, 112
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178; Walsh 1957
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178, 522; Lahart 1956
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178, 522; Lahart 1956
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178; Potterton 2005, 298-9
Cell BrigtePower, WAJ 1, 1895, 137-8; Hogan 1910, 178; Moore 1999, 177
Cell BrigteHogan 1910, 178; Kilbride-Jones 1939, 173-6; Price 1945-67, V, 330; Ó hÉailidhe 1957, 75-88; Ó hÉailidhe 1973, 56 fig, 57; Turner 1983, [67-8]; Grogan & Kilfeather 1993, 124 (no. 835)
Cell Brigte (=Recles Brigte?)Reeves 1898-9, 218-9; Hogan 1910, 178; Paterson & Davies 1940, 98; Lynn 1977; Harrington 2002, 106, 227; McCullough & Crawford 2007, 13
Cell BrothaCogan 1862, 177; Hogan 1910, 178, 179