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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.CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.
Achad na gCros*Offaly
Achad RaithinOffaly
Ard na Croise*Offaly
Baile CumpirOffaly
Baile in Tempaill*Offaly
Baile in Tempaill*Offaly
Baile na Cille*Offaly
Baile na Cille*Offaly
Belach BuaidgeOffaly
Brí DamOffaly
Cell Achaid Dromma FotaOffaly
Cell Achaid in tobair?Offaly
Cell Achaid (?)Offaly
Cell Ailithri?Offaly
Cell an IbairOffaly
Cell BeccOffaly
Cell BelaigOffaly
Cell BiainOffaly
Cell BrigteOffaly
Cell BrigteOffaly
Cell/Caill Uaillech?Offaly
Cell ChaimmínOffaly
Cell Chamna?Westmeath/Offaly?
Cell ChiaráinOffaly
Cell Chluana Ferta Mhongáin*Offaly
Cell Choirill? (Kilcurley)Offaly
Cell CholganOffaly
Cell Cholláin?Offaly
Cell Cholmáin/Daire MórOffaly
Cell Chommáin?Offaly
Cell Chorb[b]áinOffaly
Cell ChormaicOffaly
Cell Chorpaige?Offaly
Cell Chruitín?Offaly
Cell Chuairsige*Offaly
Cell Chuanna?Offaly
Cell Chummain?Offaly
Cell DirmaigeOffaly
Cell Eaglaig?Offaly
Cell Ernaide/Urnaide?*Offaly
Cell FháeláinOffaly
Cell FhidneOffaly
Cell in Bile?Offaly
Cellín Breachain/Breccáin?Offaly
Cell in daingin?Offaly
Cell in Iubair?Offaly
Cellín (Killeen)*Offaly
Cellín (Killeen)*Offaly
Cellín (Killeen)*Offaly
Cellín Mór*Offaly
Cell Iúrín? Offaly
Cell LiadaineOffaly
Cell mac MílchonOffaly
Cell MancháinOffaly
Cell Meic-Caille?Offaly
Cell Menóc? (Kilmanoge)Offaly
Cell Mo-ChonnaOffaly
Cell Mo-ChutaOffaly
Cell Mo-lide?Offaly
Cell Muire Éli*Offaly
Cell PhátraicOffaly
Cell Rátha Dairthi?*Offaly
Cell Rígnaich?Offaly
Cell SídeOffaly
Cell Ua duirrtheOffaly
Cenn ÉitigOffaly
Cluain Bolg?Offaly
Cluain BrénainnOffaly
Cluain Bróin?Offaly
Cluain Chaín Offaly
Cluain Chaín CholmáinOffaly
Cluain Chorb[b]áinOffaly
Cluain dá chrannOffaly
Cluain dá thorc?Offaly
Cluain EichinOffaly
Cluain ferta MugaineOffaly
Cluain LoisctheOffaly
Cluain moccu NóisOffaly
Cluain Mór LíthgeinOffaly
Cluain SostaOffaly
Cráebach [Laisre]Offaly
Cruachán Bríg ÉileOffaly
Cúil BreccáinOffaly
Dertech/Dairthech mac MáilíneOffaly
Dertech/Dairthech Saráin (Derryharan)Offaly
Dísert ChuimínOffaly
Dísert OdráinOffaly?
Druim AirbrechOffaly
Druim CuilinnOffaly
Dún BileOffaly
Faithche [Chiaráin]Offaly
Kilcolgan (Cell Cholgan?)Offaly
Lann ElaOffaly
Leittir LugnaOffaly
Liath MancháinOffaly
Liss Do-ChuinnOffaly
Lus MaghOffaly
Mag Léne?Offaly
Ráith BeccOffaly
Ráith DallbrónaichOffaly
Ráithín Offaly
Ráith LipthenOffaly
Ros DroichitOffaly
Tech na Croise (?)Offaly
Tech SaráinOffaly
Tech TeilleOffaly
Tipra DálachOffaly
Tulach Mór/Cell BrigteOffaly
Wheery (Kilwheery)Offaly
Oilén na CaillechOffaly