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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.
Ard nUrchaireccl site; encl poss; (pre-med?) ch extant 15thC; ch ruin (med abbey); gvyd; well: Tobar Brígte (w. of village)
Áth Maigneeccl site: encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd (semi-oval)
Baile an Iubhaireccl site; encl poss ('circular earthen entrenchment'); ch ruin; gvyd; souterrain; well?
Ballinaltigeccl encl possible, lge circ; bullaun; ch site (Kilshanahan); gvyd (no. 5163, 5679)
Ballycahillroeeccl site: encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd
Ballydorganeccl encl poss (lrg circular, on aerial photo); gvyd? (killeen); well poss (exact loc unkwn) (nos. 13894, 13939)
Ballygarraneccl site; encl poss (circ); gvyd (Killeenagh); bullaun poss; cross inscr stone (no. 1317)
Ballylaneeneccl site? encl poss; circ. gvyd; ch site ('Cathair Breac ch') (no. 1321)
Bilboaeccl site? encl poss; cross-slab (marigold pttn: 6th-8thC); raised area; gvyd
Calry Churcheccl encl poss (oval earthwork at Mackanrany, on W side of rd to Mount Temple); ch site (E side of rd); grave-slab (inscr 'Or do Máel-Maire'); gvyd (at Labaun)
Cartoncoragheccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd
Castlemacadameccl site?; encl possible; ch ruin (nr. moate); gvyd
Cell Beccáineccl site; encl poss; ch site ('Monastery'); gvyd
Cell Brigteeccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd
Cell Chainnigeccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; tomb; gvyd
Cell Chruimthir Fiachrach/Cell Cruimriathareccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd
Cell Fáe (Kilfea)eccl site; circular encl possible (45m dia); granite slabs x 2 (1 cross-shaped; crude); bullaun; ch traces; gvyd; well: Tubber Brighde nrby(O'Curry OSL)
Cellíneccl site?; encl possible; rd twr (possible)
Cell Lucáineccl site; encl poss; ch site (occ by C of I church); ch ruin (med abbey); gvyd
Cell meic Nemainneccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd
Cell Phátraic?eccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd (quadrantal)
Cell Rónáin?eccl site; encl poss; ch site; gvyd (circular: 'Kilronan Gvyd')
Churchtowneccl site: encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd (oval)
Clonlosteccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd
Cluain Chaíneccl site; encl poss; ch ruin ('Templevally Ch'); gvyd
Corbettstowneccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd
Crossardreeeccl site; encl poss - large oval; ch ruin; gvyd
Dísert Chuimíneccl site; outer encl possible; ch site possible; graveslabs; bullaun - formerly
Domnach Mór Pátraiceccl site (no. 1473); encl possible; gvyd (orig circular); tent-shaped tomb; granite shaft
Edmondstowneccl site?; encl poss; ch site; gvyd
Fochladeccl site: encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd (elongated oval)
Foibréneeccl site:encl poss; ch site (occ by C of I church); gvyd
Glennagiveny*eccl encl poss? (circ earthen encl); cross-slab (ringed Latin cross) within
Griffinstowneccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd
Kilcatherina (Cell Chaitigerna?)eccl site; encl poss (curve in roadway); ch ruin ('chapel'); gvyd
Killowneyeccl site?; encl possible (form of encl?)
Killure (Cell an Iúir?)eccl encl possible; ch ruin (1836 OS: 'remains of old nunnery'?); gvyd site (to E - no evident remains)/killeen possible (nos. 2647, 2820)
Kiltowneccl site; encl poss; ch site; gvyd
Knockbrackeccl site; encl possible; cross-inscr slabs x 4; horizontal millstone frag; ch traces (prob med); gvyd (nos. 2657, 2687, 2936)
Knockroureccl encl possible (sub-circ - entrance of 2 parallel upright stones to SSW); gvyd site 'Keelboultragh' (cist-formed graves; 'Kill burial gd' on 1842 OS map); bullaun; well: St James to SW (no. 9207, 9357, 9234, 9292)
Knockseccl encl possible (semi-circ rough area); gvyd within; cross-slab (nos. 2909, 2609); ch traces - possible
Lann meic Luacháineccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd
Lecc bladmaeccl site: encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd (circular)
Moyliskereccl site; encl poss; ch site ('Moylisker Old Ch'); gvyd
Newtownloweccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd
Raharneyeccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd
Ráith Áedaeccl site; encl poss; ch ruin ('monastery'); gvyd
Ráith Chonaill?eccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd (quadrantal)
Ráith Garb?eccl site: encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd (semi-oval)
Ráith in Epscoipeccl site; encl poss; gvyd
Ráith Óenbóeccl site: encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd
Rathskeagheccl site; encl poss; ch ruin ('Templelyn' OS Map); gvyd
Relickeccl site: encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd (quadrantal)
Reynellaeccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd (quadrangular)
Ros Echeccl site; encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd
Shanbally 1eccl encl possible (defined by oval area, bank and fosse); bullaun (no. 1429)
Skeaghmoreeccl site: encl poss; ch site (+ site of abbey); gvyd
St Michan's/Cell Micheneccl encl poss (ditch-section nth of May Lane); burials within ditch (late 9th-12thC); ch site (occ by C of I ch); gvyd
Tech Sincheeccl site: encl poss?; cross-slab x2 ('B' inscr [M]áel-Ma[I]re?); gvyd (oval => encl?)
Tempall meic in tsáeireccl site; encl poss; ch ruin (traces; 'abbey' OS Map); gvyd
Templepatrickeccl site: encl poss; ch ruin; gvyd (quadrantal)
Tully (Templemoyle)encl poss; ch site within
Wheery (Kilwheery)eccl site; outer encl possible; traces of bldg (early?)