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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.
Annaghcloy*eccl site possible (no 2608) roughly oval mound - 'Abbey' on 1838 OS map
Ardlahertyeccl site possible - no visible remains; well: 'Tober Bride'/'Tobar na Naomh' (nos. 2602, 2693)
Baile in Tempailleccl site possible(No. 710); ch ruin (late medieval); gvyd
Baile Lommáineccl site possible; gvyd
Baile na gCaillech*eccl site possible
Baile na Saccarteccl site possible; 'Pillar tower'
Baile Scadán eccl site poss (street alignment apparently circ.); wells: St Mary; St Brigit's in adj tld
Ballintubberteccl site possible (No. 694); gvyd; well
Ballyboodineccl site possible (No. 697); ch ruin; gvyd 'Keelogue'
Ballyhest eccl site poss (circ encl 1937 OS map); gvyd (1937 OS map) - levelled, no trace (nos. 13896, 14068)
Ballymaclareeccl site possible (no. 1191); bullaun (found 1970); encl feature (1841 Map - faint)
Ballymorrineccl site poss; bullaun; ch site; gvyd site
Ballynastraweccl site possible; bullaun (No. 1197); gvyd rect; well: St. Peter
Ballyvaston eccl site possible
Ballyvoony (Baile Uí Mhuimhnigh)*eccl site possible (extant 18thC? now no trace) (no. 1328)
Belach Febrateccl site possible (no. 14461) exact location unkwn; well - now vanished?
Bohernabreenaeccl site possible
Brideswelleccl site possible; gvyd
Buirghias Móreccl site possible (No. 704) no surface remains; well (ded. unkwn)
Caherbarouleccl site possible (lrg sub-circ enclosure on 1842, 1904 & 1938 OS maps); bullaun; cross-inscr stone to SE (nos. 9202, 9213, 9242)
Carrow-Gilhoolyeccl site poss? cross-slab; eccl building
Carrowhugheccl site poss: cross inscr pillar-stone; plain Latin cross; stone cross (No. 1526); gvyd ('Kilblaney Burial Ground')
Carrowrevagheccl site poss? cross-slab (EC); leacht; gvyd
Carrowteigeeccl site poss? pillar-stone (cross-inscr EC); gvyd
Cell Áine Duibe? (Killannduff)eccl site possible? (no. 1393); Latin cross (decorated)
Cell Airneeccl site poss; bullaun x 2
Cell an ghaobhaireccl site poss? pillar-stone (cross-inc.); cross-slab (EC); sm stone cross; gvyd
Cell Becc*eccl site possible (nr Ballinter Bridge)
Cell Chluaisi?eccl site possible (circular surrdg fence traceable) (no. 13893)
Cell Daire?eccl site possible (now no trace?)
Cell Garbáin/Cell Mo-Gharbóceccl site possible (no. 574: OS Map 1839 - no longer visible); gvyd; possible orig site of Tuckamine ogam stone (CIIC 17)
Cell Gobnaiteeccl site possible (sub-circ enclosure 1842, 1903 & 1940 OS maps); bullaun x2; gvyd (nos. 9205, 9343, 9226, 9227)
Cellín?eccl site possible; circular encl (110m diam) formerly in tld; gvyd site
Cell mac Cannáin?eccl site poss? cross-slab (EC); ch ruin (med: .5km to W); gvyd
Cell meic Taidceccl site poss? dec stone cross (EC); well: Tubber Keeraun
Cell Mo-Chidgóceccl site poss: encl circular (60m dia - nthn slope Kilmashogue Mt); cross-slab (Greek cross, encirc - 9thC?); ch ruin (extant 19thC: Joyce); well (formerly)
Cell Mo-Chua?eccl site possible; no trace remains
Cell Mo-Chuta?eccl site possible (no. 1373); raised area; ch site (OS map)
Cell na Cluaine (Kilnacloona)eccl site possible (no. 9201); ch traces possible
Cell na Manacheccl site possible (no. 1267); no trace remains; well: Mo-Ling
Cell Rígnaich?eccl site possible (no. 1217); gvyd (rect.) - sheet 48
Cell Rónáineccl site possible; souterrain (with assoc archae evidence of occ); gvyd/killeen (Cill Rónáin or Leasa Rónáin) c.55m ESE (no. 9209, 9349)
Cell Sinchill?eccl site possible (no. 1271); D-shaped (52 x 46m) gvyd
Chapel Carroneccl site possible (no. 1202); ch ruin (traces); well St. Nicholas
Claggan*eccl site poss?; cross-slab (linear Latin cr: EC?); gvyd
Cloonlaureccl site poss? cross-slab (EC); cross-inscr pillar; gvyd (loc name 'Killeen')
Cookstowneccl site possible; encl circular (48m); ch ruin within; gvyd
Cross eccl site poss?; cross-slab (simple linear cr: EC?); ogam stone; ch ruin ('Cross Abbey'); gvyd
Cullentragh Parkeccl site possible; oval enclosure
Domnach Mór Maige Selceeccl site poss; circ encl (inner diam 43m); ch ruin (Aghclare Ch - post-med); gvyd (rect: overlying encl) nr Shad L.; well: St Colum Cille
Drumacleeskin*eccl site possible - oval hilltop enclosure; well: Patrick (nos. 1462, 1759)
Drumaqueraneccl site poss; cross-inscr stone (Chi-Ro - 6th or 7thC)
Drumbess*eccl site possible; circular enclosure; gvyd possible; well - blocked up (nos. 1733, 1761)
Drumnasillagheccl site poss; cross-incised slab x 2 (EC); stone cross x 2 (Nos. 1554-1556); raised area? ('The Priest's Mound); gvyd
Edenburteccl site possible; oval gvyd; ch traces? (no. 1651)
Etar-druimmeccl site possible (no. 1236); ch ruin (late); gvyd (rect)
Feenuneeccl site poss? stdg stone (encirc cross poss); sm stone cross-inc.; gvyd (Killeen Beg: within subrect encl)
Fenniscourteccl site poss; encl (pear shaped; 80m); ch ruin; gvyd/killeen (no. 555)
Foibréneeccl site possible; lge encl (no. 234: 150m def by field bdies/road)nth of Carlow; gvyd 'The Graves' (no. 543) to sth - either rep. this site?
Garrauneccl site possible (no. 1366); encl circular (1841 map; no remains); bullaun (now lost); ch site (1940 map)
Glasscarrigeccl site possible (no. 1319)
Glendaduffeccl site poss? cross-slab (EC); gvyd ('St Martin's')
Glenn (Gatt?)eccl site poss?; cross inscr standing stone (No. 1568); gvyd (Coolkill)
Glenulra*eccl site poss? cross-slab (EC); gvyd (killeen)
Inis Dímmáineccl site poss (exact loc unkwn)
Inis Labrainneeccl site possible; ch ruin (med); cross-inscribed stone; holy well (Tobar na Croise)
Kilcasheleccl site poss?; cross-slab (inc. ringed cross); stone block (inc. Latin cross); portable stone (Nos. 1578, 1579); poss leacht; gvyd
Kilcorneyeccl site possible (arc of earthen bank); gvyd (no. 9203, 9539)
Killaclugeccl site possible (sub-circ area, diam c.38m: 1842 OS map) - no visible trace
Killycolmaneccl site poss?; cross-slab (No. 1582)
Kilmacreeeccl site possible (no. 1263); bullaun; ch site; gvyd (subrectang)
Cill Mágh Cearóg?eccl site possible (oval enclosure, 1904 & 1940 OS maps); gvyd in NE quadrant; bullaun c.55m outside perimeter (nos. 9206, 9346, 9229)
Kylebegeccl site possible; cross shaft
Laghill*eccl site poss (no. 1590); ch ruin (late med style); cairn 'the monk's grave'; cross - lost
Largan Begeccl site possible?; pillar-stone (cross-inscr); sub-circ encl; gvyd (killeen) within; leacht
Lilcacheccl site poss?; cross-inscr stones x 13 (1 ringed; most prob late med); gvyd
Malin Beg/Templecavaneccl site poss (no. 1595); ch ruin (Templecavan 3.6 x 1.8m); cross-slab x2 (one with crosses cut on two faces); gvyd (killeen) nrby
Mayglasseccl site possible (no. 1238); gvyd (rect); ch site (med par); well: St. Fintan
Moateccl site possible - no trace (nos. 3440, 4056)
Mount Irvineeccl site possible; cross-slabs x 4 (3 lost); ch ruin ('Knockmore Abbey'); gvyd; well: 'Tobernambraher' (nos. 2664, 2689, 2760)
Nauleccl site possible; cross
Omardeccl site poss - oval-shaped raised area; gvyd site poss - no visible remains (no. 1743)
Portlickeccl site poss; encl; cross-inscr slab (in gdn of Portlick Cas); cross-base; bullaun (nr shore of l. Ree)
Ráith Brígteeccl site possible? well: St Brigit
Renniue (Ráith Nath Í?)eccl site poss (but not located); stone cross (in Blackrock); well: 'Tobernea'
Rúscacheccl site possible; gvyd (no. 1198) - burials at Ch Sq, Monaghan
Selskar*eccl site possible?; enclosure? (semi-circ street plan)
Senchelleccl site possible; gvyd
St Awarieseccl site poss?
Tech Crónáin/Cróiníneccl site possible; well: Tobernacla
Tech Saxaneccl site poss; bullaun; ch site (in T. More); gvyd (+ par ch in T. Beg) (nos. 5773, 5177)
Tempall Muire*eccl site poss; bullaun (possible); ch site (med); gvyd nearby (nos. 525, 526)
Tonamaceeccl site poss? circ encl; cross-slab (Greek cr) within
Tullyniskaneccl site poss?