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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 Fobaireccl site; ch ruin ('Tempulnabhfial'? on L. Crichan); rd twr; gvyd; well: Tobar Pátraic
Archerstowneccl site; ch ruin; gvyd (sub-oval)
Ard bóeccl site; ch ruin; high-cross
Ard Chath*eccl site; ch ruin; gvyd
Áth Liacceccl site; ch ruin (med); gvyd; well: St Patrick? (tld Kilmore); possible bullaun?
Baile Tobair Pátraiceccl site; ch ruin (med: Ballintober Abbey); gvyd possible; tóchar Pátraic
Ballybrackeccl site; ch ruin (early? Cyclopean masonry)
Belach Dúin/Dísert Chiaráin*eccl site; ch ruin; high cross x 3; cross-slab (no. 1360)
Britwayeccl site; ch ruin (date c.1110-1120?); gvyd (no. 5615, 5696)
Castlelosteccl site; ch ruin; gvyd (curved sections)
Céin Muirtheimneeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd (No. 932)
Cell Achaid Draignigeeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd; well St Catherine
Cell Ádamaireccl site; ch ruin; well
Cell Aindeeccl site; ch ruin (no. 934)
Cell Beraigeccl site; ch ruin (undivided); gvyd (no. 1420)
Cell Brigteeccl site? ch ruin (extant18thc); cross rock - of antiquity?
Cell Brigteeccl site; ch ruin (No. 1368) nave and chancel; gvyd
Cell Chaiseeccl site; ch ruin - small (excav Sweetman; Romanesque doorway)
Cell Cheirne?eccl site; ch ruin (no. 1422)
Cell Cheiseccl site? ch ruin (Hiberno-Romanesque)
Cell Chiaráineccl site? ch ruin; gvyd (now no trace?); wells: St. Ciaran; St. Michael
Cell Chóelainn?eccl site; ch ruin; gvyd
Cell Cholmáineccl site; ch ruin; gvyd - 'Tintemple'/ 'Churchtown'
Cell Choluimbeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd; well: Tobar Choluimb
Cell Chomgailleccl site; ch ruin; gvyd; cross slab (granite); encl quadrang; well
Cell Chrónáin (?)eccl site? ch ruin (no. 755); gvyd
Cell Chuáineccl site; ch ruin; semi-circ encl; bullaun; gvyd; gravemarkers
Cell Chumilieccl site; ch ruin (foundations); gvyd (no. 1424)
Cell Churcaige? (Cork Abbey)eccl site; ch ruin demol 1790s (O'Curry OSL); gvyd; well to east
Cell Delcceeccl site; ch ruin (late med) (No. 1425); well: Tobar Damnata (Cogan)
Cell derce daimeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd (no. 573)
Cell Eiltíneeccl site; ch ruin; encl; rect building x2; circ hut; cross-inscribed stone (Cloch na Croise); calluragh (gvyd)
Cell Éinneeccl site; ch ruin (med; chancel); well: Colmán m Duach (at Cahermkerrilla)
Cell Epscoip Sanctáin (Kill St Ann)eccl site; ch ruin; well: 'St. Ann'
Cell Gialláineccl site? ch ruin? (OS map)
Cell Ingen Baítheccl site; ch ruin (antae => early? rebuilt c.1230?); rd twr (base); stone crosses; wells x 2
Cell Ingen Léiníneccl site; ch ruin; rath (in 19thc) gvyd; Rathdown slabs
Cell Iubaireccl site; ch ruin (no. 1389)
Cell Maige Glaiseccl site; ch ruin ('chapel'); gvyd
Cell Martra?eccl site; ch ruin; font; holy-water stoup
Cell Mo-Chua?eccl site; ch ruins; well
Cell na hInnse?eccl site; ch ruin poss (str not identif); gvyd ('Monaster Gvyd')
Cell nua?eccl site; ch ruin (frag); gvyd; well: Mo-Chuille
Cell Phíchieccl site; ch ruin; gvyd
Cell Roiseccl site; ch ruin; gvyd (Shanakyle)
Cell Roiseccl site; ch ruin; gvyd
Cell Rónáineccl site; ch ruin (no. 1360); 'hermit's cell' (15th c) on EC site; well
Cell Saráineccl site; ch ruin; gvyd (No. 938)
Cell Senaicheccl site; ch ruin (single celled); well: St Augustine
Cell Tidill eccl site; ch ruin; gvyd (no. 770)
Cell tSenáin Liatheccl site; ch ruin (late); gvyd; well: Senán (Liath)
Cell Uachtair [Achaid?]eccl site; ch ruin (10.6 x 5.2m: 12thC doorway); gvyd
Cell Uachtair Maigheeccl site; ch ruin within rect. encl; gvyd; well; souterrain (No. 1267, 1405)
Cell Uscaidi? (Killiskey)eccl site; ch ruin; gyyd
Cenn Eicheccl site; ch ruin; rd twr
Cenn Maraeccl site; ch ruin; rd twr
Cenn Sáileeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd
Clochareccl site; ch ruin; gvyd (no. 901)-late
Clochrán (Hiddert) eccl site; ch ruin; well: Our Lady's
Cluain Airdne/Cuerneeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd
Cluain Chaíneccl site; ch ruin; gvyd.; crosses; slab; bullaun; wells x 2: St Mogue?
Cluain Chaín eccl site; ch ruin; gvyd (no. 717)
Cluain dá ochraeccl site; ch ruin (pre-Norman?); inscr slab ('the bishop's grave'); gvyd (Ardneeve - Ard [na] Naomh?); well (tld Bunacloy adj to Ballinakill)
Cluain Dolcáineccl site; ch ruin; rd twr; well: St Brigit
Cluain Ernáineccl site; ch ruin; gvyd (circular wall)
Cluain Mór Dícholla Gairbheccl site; ch ruin (foundations); gvyd (no. 1222) - Sheet 31
Cluain Mór Fer nArdaeccl site; ch ruin (no. 904: OS 18)-late
Cluain Mór eccl site; ch ruin; wells: Cainnech and Faithlenn
Cluain Sostaeccl site; ch ruin (early?)
Cnoc Choluim Cilleeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd; well site - infilled (opp gates of Knock House)
Cráeb Druim? (Price)eccl site; ch ruin; gvyd; bullaun (formerly); 'Killahokan Stone' (adj tld Gowle)
Creamh Choill eccl site; ch ruins; cross shaft - black oak (c.1/2 mile to N); gvyd; well (St Colmán's) c.100yrds to W
Croimglenn/Croimlinneccl site; ch ruin (nave; med but incorp 'Cyclopean' masonry); souterrain (W of ch)
Cruachán Bríg Éileeccl site; ch ruin; wells
Cúil Echtranneccl site; ch ruin (late med); gvyd (now in pasturage); cross - reported by OS to have been found at site c.1790
Cuincheeccl site; ch ruin; well Toberfineen nrby
Daim Iniseccl site; ch ruin; rd twr; abbey ruin (St Mary's)
Daire Cóecháineccl site; ch ruin (prob late); gvyd; earlier ch site?
Daire Guaire (Derrygorey)eccl site; ch ruin - doorway pre-Norman?
Daire Lúráineccl site; ch ruin (early-mod 17thC)
Daire Meilleeccl site; ch ruin (abbey?) (no. 1440)
Daire Mo-Chuaeccl site; ch ruin (late); gvyd
Daire Móreccl site; ch ruins - antae (possibly 10thC; no. 1881)
Deircne Mo-Gorróceccl site; ch ruin; gvyd; granite cross; inscription to Odran saer
Diammareccl site; ch ruin (no. 1382; late medieval?)
Dísert Diarmataeccl site; ch ruin; high cross; rd twr
Dísert Do-Chonnaeccl site? ch ruin; gvyd (No. 923)
Dísert Garadeccl site; ch ruin (no. 706); encl rect (destroyed 1835)
Dísert Maedhaineccl site; ch ruin (med); gvyd
Dísert Murthaileeccl site; ch ruin (Disertmurtuile)
Dísert Tolaeccl site; ch ruin (Romanesque doorway); rd twr; high cross (12thc)
Domnach Cati/Caíteeccl site; ch ruin (late); gvyd; well: St Columcille
Domnach Compireccl site; ch ruin (OS map); well: St Mo-Chua
Domnach Dega?eccl site; ch ruin; gvyd
Domnach Garbháin (?)eccl site; ch ruin (no. 1351: med foundation; site of present C of I)
Domnach Maige dá chlaineeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd; wheeled cross (no. 1161)
Domnach Mor Maige Rétaeccl site; ch ruin (no. 780); well (brigit) and bullaun 40m NNW
Domnach Mór Mittíne eccl site; ch ruin; cross
Domnach Rígnaicheccl site; ch ruin (with antae); gvyd
Druim Ailcheeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd
Druim Caraeccl site? ch ruin; gvyd (No. 917)
Druim Cooseccl site; ch ruin (13th cent.)
Druim Fiaideccl site; ch ruin; gvyd; crosses (no. 553)
Druim in asclaind (enesclaind)eccl site; ch ruin; rd twr; high cross (head); gvyd? (nos. 916 & 1045)
Druim Indbireccl site; ch ruins (Romanesque; no. 1846); gvyd; Romanesque style voussoir (re-used as grave marker) (no. 1846)
Dubadeccl site; ch ruin (no. 1386)
Dún Bóeccl site; ch ruin?
Dún Domnaill?eccl site; ch ruin?
Eiscireccl site; ch ruin (27 x 6 yds); gvyd
Enach Dubeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd - rect (no. 1395)
Enach Truimeccl site; ch ruin - late (no. 693); gvyd; well
Ernaideeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd; crosses x 3 (no. 495; see OSL 1839, 29)
Ernaideeccl site; ch ruin (late); gvyd; cross-carved slab
Etargabaleccl site; ch ruin formerly?
Find Glaseccl site; ch ruin; cross; gvyd; well: St Patrick
Gabal Liúineccl site; ch ruin; stone crosses
Galameccl site; ch ruin (no. 1404)
Glenn Chaíneccl site; ch ruin (nave and chancel); gvyd; well nrby to W (nos. 1855, 1946)
Glenn Uissen eccl site; ch ruin - Romanesque (no. 765); inscriptions; gvyd
Grangeeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd. well: St Movee/Movoe
Grellach eccl site; ch ruin; gvyd; well: St Macullin
Imlech Fornochtaeccl site; ch ruin - rath above it - pillar stone
Inchemacwithireccl site? ch ruin?
Inis Báethíne (Inishboheen; Ennisboyne)eccl site; ch ruin; gvyd
Inis Chaírecheccl site; ch ruin (oratory)
Inis Chathaig (Scattery)eccl site; ch ruin; rd twr, ogham stone, 9th/10th C cross-slab with inscription in half-unical script
Inis Chlothranneccl site; ch ruin (Teampull Dhiarmada); 2nd ruin (Clogas: probably post 1100); 3rd ruin (Teampull Mhuire: probably late Med & penitential cell)
Inis Chobthaig?eccl site: ch ruin; gvyd (curved sections?)
Inis dá droimeccl site; ch ruin x2
Inis Faithlenneccl site; ch ruin (Romanesque)
Inis mac Nessáineccl site; ch ruin; well: 'St Nessan' (Rutty 1757) unlocated
Inis Meic Oíbléineccl site; ch ruin ('oratory' EC); ogam stone; cross-slabs x2 (now missing); stone cross; clochán; leacht; gvyd; well
Inis Mochtaeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd site (no. 1451)
Inis Mór Locha Gileeccl site; ch ruin (early?)
Inis Phátraiceccl site; ch ruin; adj sites
Inis Tuaisceirteccl site; ch ruin; clochán; encl; gvyd; stone crosses; leacht; well; huts
Inis Tuirceccl site: ch ruin (Tempall Choluim Cille: OSL); gvyd
Killadoughraneccl site; ch ruin; gvyd (semi-circular)
Killuaeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd (curving wall to SW and S)
Lathrach Briúineccl site; ch ruin (late?); gvyd
Lathrach (Laragh)eccl site; ch ruin; gvyd (O'Curry OSL)
Liss Móreccl site; ch ruin; cathedral (on earlier ch site); inscr graveslabs x 5 (no. 1411)
Lugmad/Lugbadeccl site; ch ruin; oratory; rd twr(formerly); souterrain (Nos. 969, 970)
Mag nÉo eccl site; ch ruin (13thc); well T. Mo-Chonna
Maigen*eccl site; ch ruin ('Moyne Abbey' Franciscan Friary)
Milltown (Kilslaughtery)eccl site? ch ruin (Kilslaughtery ch) within oval area (No. 953), ogam stone?
Móethaileccl site; ch ruin (med abbey?) (no. 1436)
Mungairiteccl site: ch ruins x 3 (earliest - 10thc?)
Nuachongbáileccl site; ch ruin (Abbey?); flagstone ('leac Choluimb Chille'); well: St Columbkille
Portnashanganeccl site; ch ruin (med: 'abbey'); gvyd
Ráith Naoieccl site; ch ruin; gvyd - oval
Rechrueccl site; ch ruin; well: 'Trinity Well'
Rinn Dubáin Ailithireccl site; ch ruin with antae (no. 1213); gvyd
Sceilc Mhicíleccl site; ch ruin; EC oratory x2; cross-inscr slab; stone cross; clochán x6; leacht; gvyd; wells: St Michael
Scrín Adomnáineccl site; ch ruin; well: St Adamnan (Tobar A.)
Sliab Liacceccl site: ch ruin (drystone); cross-inscribed pillar-stone/slab; beehive structure (No. 1519); wells x 3
Sruthail/Struthaireccl site; ch ruin; wells x 4 (St Patrick's)
St Margaret'seccl site; ch ruin; Well: St Brigit
St Mary'seccl site; ch ruin; well: Tobar Brígte?
Sutton (Cell Fintain?)eccl site; ch ruin; well: St Fintan's
Tech Colmóceccl site; ch ruin (late med; Staholmock); gvyd (no. 1506)
Tech Giugrann (Stagori)eccl site; ch ruin; gvyd; well: St James?
Tech Lommáin eccl site; ch ruin (med: 'abbey'); gvyd
Tech Mo-Lacaeccl site; ch ruin (med abbey: no. 3252); gvyd
Tech Mo-Laca/Mo-Loceeccl site; ch ruin (13thc?); well: St Mo-Ling?
Tempall Asurnaigeeccl site; ch ruin (EC oratory + possible eccl building); cross-slabs x3; bullaun; 'saint's bed'; well & bush c.115m to NW (nos. 598, 336, 748)
Tempall Finneccl site; ch ruin; gvyd
Tempall Loiscthe/Loíchse?eccl site; ch ruin; gvyd
Tempall Ráthaeccl site; ch ruin (no. 1604); ringed cross; millstone x 2; basin-stone
Tomardeccl site; ch ruin (plain rect); gvyd (no. 612); well: 'St Bridget' (no. 657)
Treóit Móreccl site; ch ruin (med.)(no. 1521)
Tuaim Findlochaeccl site; ch ruin; gvyd
Tuaim Gréne eccl site; ch ruin; pillar stones; well: St Cóelán (bell-twr site? - ref 965)
Tuiléneccl site; ch ruin (antae, lintel-door: late 9th/early 10thC); panelled cross (no. 1392); gvyd
Tulach Inmuinneccl site; ch ruin (first phase c.1000 AD); high-cross base; rd twr; 2x ogam stones
Tulach na nEpscopeccl site; ch ruin (late); gvyd
Ucht Máma eccl site; ch ruin x 3 (two EC: third incorp 'Cyclopean' masonry); cross-slabs (now missing); horizontal mill poss; well St Colman