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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.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.
Achad Chonaireeccl site; cross-slab; carved stone (human head in relief); cross-inscr lintel (?); ch ruin (Med), 2nd ch ruin (possible) c.100m to NE; gvyd; well: Tober Finane (nos. 2603, 2674, 2694)
Aghamuck*ch ruin (med); gvyd
Ardtole circ encl; cross-carved slab (10thC); souterrain; ch ruin (med); gvyd; well: St Patrick nrby
Áth Ísil*ch ruin (Med)
Áth Liacceccl site; ch ruin (med); gvyd; well: St Patrick? (tld Kilmore); possible bullaun?
Baile an Tempaill*ch ruin (med); gvyd
Ballynakilleccl enclosure? (indic of possible curved encl element); ch ruin (med); gvyd; well: 'Lady's Well' (nos. 2615, 2704)
Carnseccl site: circ encl (130m diam); ch ruin (med); gvyd
Cell Adgaireccl site; circular encl (traces); grave-slab x2 ('Rathdown' types: 10-11thC?); cross-base; ch ruin (med); gvyd; well
Cell Becnatanch ruin (med); gvyd
Cell Brigte?ch ruin (med); gvyd; well: Brigit?
Cell Chommáin (Kilcommon)eccl enclosure circular; ch ruin (med); gvyd
Cell Chúilech ruin (med); gvyd
Cell Fhinnbuidech ruin (med); gvyd
Cell Fhlannáin?ch ruin (med); gvyd - oval; leacht; well to E (nos. 566, 997)
Cell Imlecha/Killemlaghch ruin (med); gvyd; well adj
Cell Lomatch ruin (med); gvyd
Cell Lonáinch ruin (med); cross-inscr slab x3; well nrby
Cell mac-Laisrech site (EC - Kilmaclasser Ch); ch ruin (med); gvyd
Cell Mhuire?*ch ruin (med); cross-inscribed stone; well
Cell Miadaine? (Kilmeane)ch ruin (med); gvyd
Cell Mór Farranreagh*ch ruin (med); calluragh (gvyd)
Cell Mór Maige Glaissch ruin (med); gvyd
Cell na Manach ch ruin (med); gvyd; well: St Patrick
Cell na ndérch ruin (med); stone carving (med)
Cell Nechtain? (Kilnaughten)ch ruin (med); gvyd; well (Tobernaughten)
Cell Ródáin/Rótáinch ruin (med); (earlier site? traces - O'Donovan); gvyd
Cell To-Chomhrachtch ruin (med); rect gvyd; well to N (no. 1432)
Cell Trostáin?ch ruin (med); gvyd
Cenn Éitigeccl site; cross slab (poss 9thC); high-cross (now in Cas. Bernard); ch ruin (med)
Clocháneccl site?; ch ruin (med); stone head; holy well
Cluain Eidnecheccl site (nos. 713, 714); poss enclosures (inner + outer); cross-slabs x 12; stone cross (sm, plain, Latin); ch ruin (med); gvyd; well (Fintan)
Cúil na Méaragán ch ruin (med); gvyd - D-shaped; well 70m to SE (nos. 3340, 3532)
Dísert Maedhaineccl site; ch ruin (med); gvyd
Dísert Máele-Tuileeccl site; encl - circular; high-cross base (with orans fig.); ch ruin (med); gvyd; well: St Multilly
Dísert Mo-Cholmóceccl site; grave-slabs x2 (EC); ch ruin (med); gvyd
Dísert Nuadat (Áth Dísirt Nuadat) ch ruin (med); gvyd; well: Tobar Nuadat(áin)
Dooneen*ch ruin (med)
Eightercua*ch ruin (med); calluragh (gvyd)
Fánch ruin (med) 'Templebeg'; cross-inscribed stone; well
Faughanvale ch ruin (med); stone cross nrby
Glenn Munireeccl site; encl (extant 19thc: O'Curry OSL); grave-slab x2 ('Rathdown' types: 10-11thC?); ch ruin (med); gvyd; well: St Kevin
Inis Eidnech? (Inis Ní)ch ruin (med); gvyd - sub-circ area to NE containing leacht & cross-inscr pillar; well - no trace (no. 558)
Inis Labrainneeccl site possible; ch ruin (med); cross-inscribed stone; holy well (Tobar na Croise)
Kilcatherine (Cell Chaitigerna?)ch ruin (med)
Killaleech ruin (med); gvyd (killeen)
Killynaghch ruin (med)
Kilsarkan*ch ruin (med)
Lachtgannon*ch ruin (med); gvyd (no. 588)
Leittir Lugnaeccl site; stone heads x 2 (one Hib-Romanesque); ch ruin (med); raised area =>gvyd; well 'Tobar Lugna'
Mag itir dá glaiseccl site: encl (now erased); bullaun; ch ruin (med)
Maigh Cuilinn*ch ruin (med); gvyd (no. 593)
Maorasch ruin (med); gvyd; 'Lackshinnagh Altar' (Leac Siothnach) - no trace (OS map c.80m to NNW) (no. 594)
Ráith Aradch ruin (med); gvyd
Randalstown*eccl site?; EC settlement from 6thC; ch ruin (med); well: St Ann (excav: venerated from late Roman period)
Rathmoyle*ch ruin (med); gvyd
Runnateggalch ruin (med); gvyd
Saigireccl site; enclosure (375m diam); high cross (base: figure dec); ch ruin (med)
Tech Baithíneccl site - EC (6thC?); ch ruin (med); gvyd
Tempall an Chethrair Álainn eccl site; bullaun; ch ruin (med); possible monastic buildings x3 to E & W; well to SE; gvyd - plot with 5 flagstones 'Leabaanceathairalainn' on OS maps (nos. 599, 337, 750)
Tempall an Chnocáinch ruin (med) 'Knockane'; ogam stone - possible
Tempall Féichíne (Templefeheen)ch ruin (med); gvyd (no trace) (no. 545)
Tinnahinchch ruin (med); gvyd - circular, now quaried away (no. 611); well: St Michael
Whitechurch (Lisnahunsin; Less an Fhuinseann?)eccl site; grave-slab x2 (ringed Greek cross perh 8thC; 'Rathdown' type < 12thC); cross-base (inscr); ch ruin (med); well: 'St Sadb'