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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.
Cell Chaeidi (Kilkeedy)Frost 1893, 132-3; Hogan 1910, 180; Sheehan 1982, 46
Cell ChaimmínHogan 1910, 180
Cell ChaimmínKilk.Jnl.Arch, IV, 450; Hogan 1910, 180: Kehnel 1997, 311
Cell ChainnigArchdall 1786, 368; Hogan 1910, 180; Kenney 1929, 394-5, 437; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970; Bradley 2000
Cell ChainnigHogan 1910, 180; Swan 1988, 19
Cell ChairceHogan 1910, 180
Cell ChairechMurphy 1895, 144; Hogan 1910, 180
Cell Chairill (Kelkirell)Hogan 1910, 180; Bourke 1980, 66; Hamlin 2000, 109
Cell ChairinneArchdall 1786, 733; Lanigan 1829, I, 468; Hogan 1910, 180 (C. Chaireni); Ó Riain 1985, 314; Hamlin 1985, 285-8; Culleton 1999, 130
Cell ChairpreHogan 1910, 180, 686; Ó Riain 1985, 314; Moore 1996; Culleton 1999, 159, 206
Cell ChairpreHogan 1910, 180
Cell ChaiseTheiner 1864, 84; Hogan 1910, 180; Sweetman 1984, 36-43; Power 1989, 8; Ó Cearbhaill 2007, 79-82
Cell ChaisilHogan 1910, 180; Price 1945-67, VII, 465; Grogan & Kilfeather 1993, 126; MacShamhráin 1996, 193, 199, 238, 239
Cell ChalaidHogan 1910, 180
Cell ChalláinHogan 1910, 180
Cell ChalmaHogan 1910, 180, 182; Ó Riain 1985, 314
Cell ChalmáinHogan 1910, 180
Cell Chamadan/ChumadáinO'Donovan 1843, 78; Hogan 1910, 180, 183, 187; O'Flanagan 1927, I, 556; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970; Alcock et al 1999, 313-4
Cell ChamáinHogan 1910, 180
Cell CharcaitHogan 1910, 180
Cell Charitáin Frost 1893, 91; Hogan 1910, 180
Cell CharthaigArchdall 1786, 101; Hogan 1910, 180; Lacey 1983, 277, 304; Campbell 2001
Cell ChascáinBrady 1863, II, 489, 493; Hogan 1910, 180; Macalister 1945, 72; O'Donoghue 1986, 304; Power 1992, 125, 276, 338, 347
Cell Chath?Hogan 1910, 180
Cell ChathailO'Flaherty, West Conn, 369; Hogan 1910, 180-1
Cell ChóelbadHogan 1910, 180
Cell ChóelGilbert, Hist & munip. Docs, 149; Reeves, Eccles. Antiq. 26-7, 207; O'Laverty 1878, 11-2, 23; Hogan 1910, 180
Cell ChóemeHogan 1910, 180, 182
Cell Choirill Hogan 1910, 180; O'Flanagan 1927, I, 532-3; Kehnel 1997, 300; Alcock et al 1999, 315-6
Cell Cholmáin FhinnHogan 1910, 180, 183