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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 ChleitheHogan 1910, 182
Cell Chliathach?Hogan 1910, 182; Swan 1988, 10; Kehnel 1997, 308
Cell ChlochairFrost 1893, 120; Hogan 1910, 182
Cell ChlochairHogan 1910, 182; Plummer 1910, II, 319; Sanderlin 1992, 28-9, 30
Cell ChlochairArchdall 1786, 465; Hogan 1910, 182
Cell ChlochairHogan 1910, 182
Cell ChlochairFrost 1893, 91, 92; Hogan 1910, 182
Cell Chluaine Hogan 1910, 182; O'Flanagan 1927, I, 512-14; Egan 1960, 8, 15, 26; Kehnel 1997, 221, 299; Alcock et al 1999, 313
Cell Chluaisi?Hogan 1910, 182; Power 1932, 30, 118-119; Power 2000, 445
Cell ChluanaReeves, Eccles. Antiq. 339; Hogan 1910, 182
Cell Chluana*Hogan 1910, 182
Cell Chluana Ferta Mhongáin*Hogan 1910, 182
Cell ChluanaHogan 1910, 182
Cell Chluana*Hogan 1910, 182; Farrelly & O'Brien 2002, 196; Ó Cearbhaill 2007, 89-91
Cell ChluanaKilk.Jnl.Arch, IV, 457; Hogan 1910, 182; Kehnel 1997, 318
Cell ChnámraigeHogan 1910, 182; Ó Corráin 1979, 179-80; 1981, 338; Ó Cearbhaill 2007, 91-2
Cell Chobrainne/ChonbrainnHogan 1910, 182, 183, 686
Cell Chóca/ChuacaArchdall 1786, 321; Hogan 1910, 182, 185; Harrington 2002, 224
Cell ChócaHogan 1910, 182
Cell ChodaHogan 1910, 182
Cell ChódhBrady 1863, II, 494; Hogan 1910, 182; Power 1992, 338, 347
Cell ChodigiHogan 1910, 182
Cell Chóemáin/Ard OilénArchdall 1786, 272; Hogan 1910, 182
Cell Choiscle*Hogan 1910, 182
Cell CholganArchdall 1786, 289; Hogan 1910, 182; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970; Ó Riain 1985, 192 (n. 90), 315
Cell CholmáinHogan 1910, 182; Ó Cearbhaill 2007, 99-100
Cell ChúileHogan 1910, 182
Cell Cluana/Kilcluney*Hogan 1910, 182; Leslie 1911, 319; Paterson 1948, 128