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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.
Ard PátraiccBegley 1906, 95-6; Hogan 1910, 47; Norman & St Joseph 1969, 107-08; Kirwan 1991, 10-11; O'Keeffe 2003
Ard PátraiccHogan 1910, 47
Ard PátraiccArchdall 1786, 451; Hogan 1910, 47; Buckley 1986, 71; Dumville 1993, 56
Ard Petair(?)Hogan 1910, 47
Ard RathainHogan 1910, 47; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970
Ard ReitheHogan 1910, 47
Ard RelecHogan 1910, 47
Ard Salach/SailechArchdall 1786, 513; Cogan 1862, 113-14; Hogan 1910, 47-8; Moore 1987, 128, 153
Inis TaítiHogan 1910, 470; Moore Munn 1925, 56; Chart et al 1940, 209; Ó Riain & Murray 2006, 172
Inis TeocArchdall 1786, 359; Hogan 1910, 470; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 179-80, 388; Etchingham 1996, 67; Ó Muraíle 1997, 208
Inis TibradFrost 1893, 71; Hogan 1910, 470
Inis TuaisceirtHogan 1910, 470; Cuppage 1986, 297-8
Inis UachtairArchdall 1786, 716; Hogan 1910, 470; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, app
Inis Ulad (Church Mt)Hogan 1910, 470; Price 1945-67, IV, 186; Grogan & Kilfeather 1993, 118-19; MacShamhráin 1996, 87, 188, 193, 238; Manning 2002b
Irchuilenn Hogan 1910, 471, 690; Ó Riain 1985, 326; Brindley & Kilfeather 1993, 72
Irrus AinbthechO'Flaherty 1684, 97; O'Donovan 1844, 72; Hogan 1910, 472
Ísell ChiaráinHogan 1910, 472; Plummer 1910, II, 331; Cox 1969, 6-14; Harbison 1992; Kehnel 1997, 65, 68-71, 136-7, 174
Lann BechaireHogan 1910, 475; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 396; Ó hÉailidhe 1975, 15; Stout 1992, 33; Herbert 2004, 146; MacShamhráin 2004, 132, 133 n.21; 2005a, 131, 142
Lann BrígeHogan 1910, 475
Lann LéireHogan 1910, 475, 483; Davies 1944, 282-3; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 282-3; Bradley 1984b, 141; Ó Riain 1985, 326; Buckley 1986, 74
Lann Maíl-DuibHogan 1910, 475; Ó Riain 1985, 192 (n. 86), 326
Lann meic LuacháinArchdall 1786, 722; Hogan 1910, 476; Ó Riain 1985, 5, 190 (n. 12), 326; Swan 1988, 13; Daly 1999, xiv-xv, xvii, 96
Lann Rónáin Fhinn*Reeves 1847, 313, 378, 340; Hogan 1910, 476; Atkinson 1925, 210-3; Ó Riain 1985, 202 (n. 318), 326; Hamlin 1997, 56, 64
Lann TuruHogan 1910, 476
Lathrach CorraHogan 1910, 476; Moore 1987, 139
Lathrach dá AradHogan 1910, 476; MacCotter 2004, 30
Lathrach Ua[i]rHogan 1910, 477
LeccachHogan 1910, 479; Ó Riain 1985, 327
Lecc bladmaO'Donovan 1856, II, 814 note u; Hogan 1910, 478; Swan 1988, 21
Lecc Mo-Laisse?Hogan 1910, 478
Lecc PátraicHogan 1910, 479
Lecc PátraicHogan 1910, 479; Hamlin 2000, 111
Lettracha OdráinArchdall 1786, 665-6; Hogan 1910, 477, 487; Plummer 1910, II, 332; Murphy 1914, 302; O'Flanagan 1930, I, 192; Gwynn & Gleeson 1962, 86-7; Gwynn & Hadcock 1970, 40; Ó Corráin 1981, 337; Ó Riain 1985, 197 (n. 200), 327; Kelly 1988, 92-100; Bitel 1990, 112-13; Farrelly & O'Brien 2002, 252-3
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