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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.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.
Achad AblaColmán Eps
Achad CaínColmán Eps
Achad ÍColmán/Conna; Ciar
Ahoghill Colmán Éla?
Aill Finn (Elphin)Assicus Eps; Bite Eps (Bitheus); Cipia; Colmán Ailech Finne?
Aired ChechtraigeColmán s of Léinín
Ara AirthirColmán (Mart.O); Breccán (Mart.D)
Ard bóColmán Muccaid
Ard ChonaigConach; Lucennán; Colmán Mór s ofFergus
Áth ImlaiseColmán s of Fínán
BallygurrimColmán Lobar?
Belach BuaidgeColmán; Guaire; Máeldub
BirbecColmán Birbic
CammachadColmán; Mo-Chua; Mo-Lua
Cell CholmáinColmán Eps m. Rónáin
Cell Cholmóc Colmán/Colmóc
Cell ChomraireColmán Comraire; Colmán Lainne; Mo-Chóemóc; 7 nóeb-eps Comraide?
Cell EtargabalaMac-Rethi, Colmán, Cairnán (Caurnán?)
Cell GialláinColmán; 7 nóeb-eps
Cell Glaissi?Colmán Glaise?; Mo-Chua?
Cell Iain máirColmán Eps; (Áed m Bricc); 7 ing. Muiredaig
Cell mac Éogain?Colmán (Lec)
Cell mac LéinínColmán mac Léinín
Cell mac nÉnáinColmán + meic nÉnáin
Cell meic DuachColmán m Duach (Mac Duach)
Cell NáileColmán s of Léinín
Cell Ruad/RóitColmán Eps; Fintan (Lec 116)
Cell UirdColmán mac Luacháin
Cenn EichColmán Eps
CetharlachComgall; Colmán Cetharletan (LL 366)?
ClárColmán Cláraich (LL)
Cluain Chaín CholmáinColmán Ela
Cluain ChaínColmán T'glas?; Fintan?
Cluain Chaín Fintan (Mart.T); Colmán Cúile (BB)
Cluain ChonachaidColmán (LL)
Cluain DaigreColmán (LL)
Cluain ferta MongáinColmán; Mongán
Cluain ÍColmán (Colum Cille)
Cluain RuissColmán Cerr
Cluain TibrinneColmán; Lonán (Mart.T)
Cluain TipratCellachán; Cruimthirán; Colmán (Mart.G)
Cluain TreilecDícuill; Colmán
Cluain tuircColmán m Derggáin
Cluain uamhaColmán mac Léinín
Cluana/Cl. AirbIngena Garbáin m Guaslaingi; Colmán Bec
Croimglenn/CroimlinnColmán Cromglinni?
Croimglenn/CroimlinnColmán Cromglinni?
Cúil ChaírechColmán Bec; 7 nóeb-eps
CúilColmán Cúile
CuilennColmán Du(i)b (of Dub?); Comgall (Mart.O)
Daire CóecháinColmán Mulinn
Daire meic DimmaiColmán m Dimmai
Daire MórColmán Eps s of Daráine
Daire MórColmán Eps s of Daráine
Domnach Mór Maige EbaColmán Muilinn
Domnach Mór Maige FeminForannán m Rónáin; Conall s of Ross; Colmán m hUí Miadchon; Diarmait Eps; 7 nóeb-eps
Domnach Mór (Maigi Imcláir)Colum Cruimthir (Colmán Midísil?)
Druim IairnColmán; Do-Chiarán
Druim MórColmán (Mo-Cholmóc), Énán; Mo-Chritóc; Dianach Eps?
Druim TogaSenach; Colmán s of Comgall
Dún BileColmán, Guaire & Máeldub meic Ultain
Dún BlesciFintan; Colmán; Finlug
Dún BóColmán (Do-Chumma); Cobthach Cóel
EtargabalColmán; Mo-Chritóc?
FochladColmán Fochlaid?
GailinneColmán Brit (Mo-Chonnóc)
Inis bó finne (1)Colmán Eps
Inis Chaín DegaDaig Eps; Lassar & Cumman (+ Dulvina?) ds of Colmán/Colum; Dímmán & Mo-Chammóc (?)
Lann LéireColmán; Mo-Goróc (LL); Bretnaig x 50
Lann meic LuacháinColmán m Luacháin
Lemchaill (Loughill)Fintan Corach; Colmán (= Mo-Chonna Eps); Cuilén Eps; Columb; Dúthracht (=Daurach?)
Linn Duachaill*Colmán; Temnán (MT)
Liss MórMo-Chuta; Mo-Choba m Tairbín; Áedán; Máel-deid; Odrán Conodor (LL); Colmán (mh Beonna Mart.T, ua Liatháin Mart.O); Móedóc (Mart.T); Bríg, Mac-Óige, Rónán Eps, Coningen (Mart.O)
Mag Léne?Iustan; Colmán m Luacháin?
Mag nÉoColmán Eps; Geralt (Gerald); Ichtbrichtán
Mag nÉo Colmán Lobar
MidíselColmán s of Eochaid
NenaghColmán?
NuachongbáilColmán Brecc s of Comgall; Senach
Othan BeccColmán Imráma
Ráith MelsigeColmán (Colgan)
RechruColmán the deacon
Ros Ailithir (Roscarbery)Fachtna s of Mongach; Colmán Ailithir (Mo-Cholmóc s of Grillín)
Ros BranduibColmán; Brandub s of Cennfota/s of Fiachra
Ros GlandaColmán (Colum) s of Eochaid
Ros n-OssaireColmán s of Eochaid
RúscachColmán?
SabullPatrick; Díchu s of Trichem; Colmán of Druim Mór
Senboth Sine/CholmáinColmán ua Fiachrach; Áedán (Lec)
Snám LuthairFintan; Colmán ss of Eochaid; Commaig d of Eochaid; Colmán s of Áed (?)
Tech ColláinCollán s of Colmán? (LL 353a 20)
Tech ColmáinConchraid; Colmán m Luacháin
Tech ColmócColmán/Colmóc
Tech mac DímmaeColmán s of Dímma & brs
Tipra Maige RáthaColmán s of Dairchell
Tulach mac ComgaillColmán Brecc; Senach
Tulach Olainn/UalannColmán; Ultán; Mo-Chellóc; Mo-Laca
Uachtar AirdColmán?
Uachtar ComarthaColmán m Luacháin
Ucht Máma Colmán; 7 nóeb-eps