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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.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.
Achad Arudcoarbial?
Achad Bolg (Coolineagh)coarbial?
Achad Chaerechcoarbial?
Achad Cóelcoarbial?
Achad Crommáinepiscopal + coarbial?
Achad Domangairtcoarbial?
Achad Dorbchon coarbial?
Achad Dumacoarbial?
Achad Etaichcoarbial?
Achad Farchacoarbial?
Achad Finniche/Finnmaigicoarbial?
Achad Fleisgecoarbial?
Achad Fobairepiscopal + coarbial?
Achad Fotacoarbial?
Achad Garbáincoarbial?
Achad Gináincoarbial?
Achad Guairecoarbial?
Achad Íchtaircoarbial?
Achad Ícoarbial?
Achad Inaichcoarbial?
Achad Lisscoarbial?
Achad Lurchair/Urchaircoarbial?
Achad maic Airtcoarbial?
Achad Mór/Daire Fhínáincoarbial?
Achad Mórcoarbial?
Achad na crocoarbial?
Achad Raithincoarbial?
Achad Reóitcoarbial?
Achad Tairbcoarbial?
Achad Uidircoarbial?
Airdne Darinsicoarbial?
Aired Chassáincoarbial?
Aired Locha Concoarbial?
Aired Moboecoarbial?
Aired Muiltcoarbial?
Aired Suird/ hUirdcoarbial?
Airsciriu (?)coarbial?
Airther Uitencoarbial?
Ara Cóemáin/Tempall Cóemáin coarbial?
Ard Cremacoarbial?
Ard Cremacoarbial?
Ard Crithmecoarbial?
Ard Ferta Brénainncoarbial + episcopal
Ard Fuithecoarbial?
Ard Goancoarbial?
Ard Lecachcoarbial?
Ard Lethancoarbial?
Ard Lonáincoarbial?
Ard mac Nascaicoarbial?
Ard nGabaillcoarbial?
Ard Pátraicccoarbial + episcopal
Ard Reithecoarbial?
Ard Releccoarbial?
Ard Scannlaigecoarbial?
Ard Trichmecoarbial?
Áth Blaircoarbial?
Áth Caittcoarbial?
Áth Croise (Áth Chros Mo-Laga)coarbial?
Áth Dalrachcoarbial?
Áth Eguiscoarbial?
Áth Escrach (Ahascragh)coarbial?
Áth Fernacoarbial?
Áth Lis Mo-Lagacoarbial?
Áth Lungacoarbial?
Áth Omnacoarbial?
Áth Resccoarbial?
Áth Silláincoarbial?
Baile Beccáincoarbial?
Baile Garbáincoarbial?
Baile in Tempaillcoarbial?
Belach Buaidgecoarbial?
Belach Dúin/Dísert Chiaráin*coarbial + episcopal
Belach Oenacoarbial?
Bél Tuamacoarbial?
Binne Cairbthedcoarbial?
Birracoarbial + episcopal
Both Chonois (Cell Odráin?)coarbial?
Both Domnaig (Badoney/Botoney)coarbial?
Brí Gobann/Fán Muiltcoarbial?
Caire Chomáincoarbial?
Cappagh (Ceppach)coarbial?
Cathair Chóemáincoarbial?
Cathair Ultaincoarbial?
Cell Abbáincoarbial?
Cell Achaid Dromma Fotacoarbial + episcopal
Cell Achaidcoarbial?
Cell Adbachcoarbial?
Cell Áedáincoarbial?
Cell Aindecoarbial?
Cell Airdcoarbial?
Cell a' Leabhair? (C. Abair?)coarbial?
Cell Angacoarbial?
Cell Aradcoarbial?
Cell Ardcoarbial?
Cell Attracht/Adrochtaecoarbial?
Cella ua Maghachcoarbial?
Cell Ausilli/Auxiliicoarbial + episcopal
Cell Bairinn Laignech/Bairnig?coarbial?
Cell Bairrfinncoarbial?
Cell Beccáincoarbial?
Cell Beccáin/Cluain Ard Mo-Becóccoarbial?
Cell Beccáin/Pheacáincoarbial?
Cell Becccoarbial?
Cell Beraig coarbial?
Cell Berchirtcoarbial?
Cell Berchirtcoarbial?
Cell Bruainecoarbial?
Cell Bruichiscoarbial?
Cell Buadáincoarbial?
Cell Cailchínecoarbial?
Cell Chaeidi? (Kilkee)coarbial?
Cell Chaeidi? (Kilkee)coarbial?
Cell Chamadan/Chumadáincoarbial?
Cell Chaurnáin?coarbial?
Cell Chaurnáin?coarbial?
Cell Chiaráin*coarbial?
Cell Chíchecoarbial?
Cell Chinnicoarbial?
Cell Chlochaircoarbial?
Cell Chlochaircoarbial?
Cell Chluanacoarbial?
Cell Chnámraigecoarbial?
Cell Chobrainne/Chonbrainncoarbial?
Cell Chóelcoarbial?
Cell Choiscle*coarbial?
Cell Cholmáin Bháirecoarbial?
Cell Cholmáincoarbial?
Cell Cholmáincoarbial?
Cell Cholmáin (?)coarbial?
Cell Cholmáincoarbial?
Cell Cholmáincoarbial?
Cell Cholmáincoarbial?
Cell Cholmáin (?)coarbial?
Cell Cholmáin? (Kilcolman)coarbial?
Cell Cholmáin (Kilcolman)coarbial?
Cell Cholmáin? (Kilcolman)coarbial?
Cell Chomarthaicoarbial?
Cell Chomgáincoarbial?
Cell Chommáin (Kilcomane)coarbial?
Cell Chomrairecoarbial + episcopal?
Cell Chonadaincoarbial?
Cell Chonaigcoarbial?
Cell Chonlacoarbial?
Cell Chorpaige?coarbial?
Cell Chrócháincoarbial?
Cell Chróinecoarbial?
Cell Chróine (Kilcrony)coarbial?
Cell Chruitnecháincoarbial?
Cell Chuanna coarbial?
Cell Chúilecoarbial?
Cell Chuille (Craig)coarbial?
Cell Chuimín?coarbial?
Cell Churcaige?coarbial?
Cell Chúrnáin?coarbial?
Cell Dalláincoarbial?
Cell Daracoarbial + episcopal
Cell Diarmatacoarbial?
Cell Do-Chommóccoarbial?
Cell Domaingein?coarbial?
Cell Draignechcoarbial?
Cell Eiltínecoarbial?
Cell Éinnecoarbial?
Cell Éinnecoarbial?
Cell Éogain? (Killoghan)coarbial?
Cell Ernáincoarbial?
Cell Fháeláin?coarbial?
Cell Fhiachach?coarbial?
Cell Fhiachnaecoarbial?
Cell Fhiachrachcoarbial?
Cell Fhiachrach? coarbial?
Cell Fhidáin (Kilfiddane?)coarbial?
Cell Fhintaincoarbial?
Cell Fhintain?coarbial?
Cell Gabra/Cell Garad? coarbial?
Cell Garbáincoarbial?
Cell Garbáincoarbial?
Cell Garbáincoarbial?
Cell Garbáincoarbial?
Cell Garbáincoarbial?
Cell Gialláinepiscopal/coarbial?
Cell Gobbáincoarbial?
Cell Gobnaitecoarbial?
Cellín Chrónáin coarbial?
Cell Ingen Baíthcoarbial?
Cell Laichteine/Lachtaínecoarbial?
Cell Lainne (Killenny)coarbial?
Cell Máele-Anfaidcoarbial?
Cell Maignenncoarbial?
Cell meic Cathailcoarbial?
Cell Mór Áedáincoarbial + episcopal?
Cell Mo-Shillóccoarbial?
Cell Mucraissecoarbial?
Cell Náilecoarbial?
Cell na Saccartcoarbial?
Cell Onchon? (Killonaghan)coarbial?
Cell Rechtguis? (Kilraghtis)coarbial?
Cell Riata?coarbial?
Cell Roiscoarbial?
Cell Rois coarbial?
Cell Seiscnéncoarbial?
Cell Tarsnacoarbial?
Cell Teccáin/Tagáin/Taccáincoarbial?
Cell Tigernáin/Ternáincoarbial?
Cell Tolae? (Kiltolagh)coarbial?
Cell tSenaichcoarbial?
Cell tSenáincoarbial?
Cell tSenáin (Kiltenain)coarbial?
Cell tSenáin Liathcoarbial?
Cell tSenáincoarbial?
Cell Tulachcoarbial?
Cell Ua Mucacoarbial?
Cell Ua nDaigrecoarbial?
Cell Uidrínecoarbial?
Cenannascoarbial + episcopal
Cenn Lochacoarbial?
Cluain Airdne/Cuernecoarbial?
Cluain Aird/Tuairín Beccáincoarbial?
Cluain Dolcáincoarbial + episcopal
Cluain Eoiscoarbial + episcopal
Cluain Ferta Brénainncoarbial + episcopal
Cluain ferta Mongáincoarbial?
Cluain Irairdcoarbial + episcopal
Cluain Lócháincoarbial?
Cluain moccu Nóiscoarbial + episcopal
Cluain Mór Dícholla Gairbhcoarbial?
Cluain Tibrinnecoarbial?
Cluain uamhacoarbial + episcopal
Corcachcoarbial + episcopal
Cúil Bennchair episcopal + coarbial?
Cúil Rathincoarbial (+ episcopal)
Daire Ardacoarbial?
Daire Bruchais/Murchaisicoarbial?
Daire Calgaig/Choluim-Cillecoarbial + episcopal
Daire Chonnaidcoarbial?
Daire Dúnchoncoarbial?
Daire Ingen Ailleáincoarbial?
Daire Lúráineremitic/coarbial (+ episcopal?)
Daire meic Aidmecáincoarbial?
Daire Meillecoarbial?
Daire Mo-Chuacoarbial?
Daire Mórcoarbial?
Dair Inis Mórcoarbial?
Derc aenachcoarbial?
Dísert Chiaráin/Belach Dúineremitic/coarbial + episcopal
Dísert Diarmataeremitic/coarbial + episcopal
Dísert Nuadat (Áth Dísirt Nuadat) eremitic (+ coarbial?)
Dísert T'ernóceremitic/coarbial?
Dísert Tolaeremitic (+ coarbial?)
Domnach Mór Mittíne coarbial?
Domnach Mór [Ua Máil]coarbial?
Druim bócoarbial?
Druim Caídhcoarbial?
Druim Caín Cellaigcoarbial?
Druim Draignigecoarbial?
Druim Eidnechcoarbial?
Druim in asclaind (enesclaind)coarbial + episcopal
Druim Ingcoarbial?
Dún Garbáin?coarbial?
Enach Áedacoarbial?
Enach dathecoarbial?
Enach Luaignecoarbial?
Enach Midbrencoarbial?
Enach Senmáilcoarbial?
Faithche [Chiaráin]coarbial?
Fochladcoarbial + episcopal
Glenn Uissen coarbial; episcopal?
Ibar Chinn trágha*coarbial?
Imlech Becccoarbial?
Inis Ainghincoarbial?
Inis Cheltracoarbial + episcopal
Inis Darcarcrenn (Draicrenn)coarbial?
Inis Phátraiccoarbial?
Inis Phíchcoarbial?
Inis Robartaigcoarbial?
Inis Uachtaircoarbial?
Irchuilenn coarbial?
Killeen-Cormac (Cell Ingen Cormaic/Cell Fhine Cormaic?)coarbial + episcopal?
Lann Elacoarbial + episcopal
Lann Léirecoarbial + episcopal
Lann Rónáin Fhinn*coarbial?
Lecc Pátraiccoarbial?
Lemchaill (Loughill)coarbial + episcopal
Leth ráith (Ráithín)coarbial?
Linn Duachaill*coarbial + episcopal
Liss Dergáin?coarbial?
Liss Eiltíne?coarbial?
Liss Lachtaíne?coarbial?
Loch Irce/Gougane Barracoarbial?
Lothracoarbial & episcopal
Lus Maghcoarbial?
Mag Niadcoarbial?
Mainistir Maige Choscáin (?)coarbial?
Móethail Broccáincoarbial?
Muileann na Cille (Mullinakill)coarbial?
Muragrán/Turas Fhlainncoarbial?
Myshall coarbial?
Ráith Declain/Magh Sceithcoarbial?
Ros Ailithir (Roscarbery)coarbial + episcopal
Ros Commáincoarbial + episcopal
Ros Crécoarbial + episcopal
Senchell Dumaigecoarbial?
Sen Glend/Saingel coarbial?
Tamlacht Umail/Menanncoarbial?
Tamnachcoarbial + episcopal
Tech Airthir?coarbial?
Tech Colmáincoarbial?
Tech Decláincoarbial?
Tech Fethgnaicoarbial + episcopal?
Tech Mo-Sacru (Tassagart)coarbial?
Tech Tuaecoarbial?
Tempall Techáin (Tír Ua nGeintich)coarbial?
Tír dá Glascoarbial + episcopal
Tír Folaingcoarbial?
Treóit Mórcoarbial + episcopal
Tuaim dá ghualanncoarbial + episcopal
Tuaim Gréne coarbial + episcopal
Tuiléncoarbial + episcopal
Tulach Bregmanncoarbial?
Uachtar achaidcoarbial?