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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.
Aghadooey Glebe eccl site: pillar-stone (cross-inscr: EC); leacht; encl sub-rect (stone walled); ch ruins; gvyd
Ard Caoracheccl site; sub-circ encl; cross-slab; poss leacht; poss souterrain; hut; gvyd
Baile Bhiocáireeccl site; circ encl; ch site; clochán?; calluragh (gvyd); leacht; cross-inscr stone; standing stones
Becc Iniseccl site? cross-slab; leacht; ch ruin (oratory); hut; calluragh (gvyd)
Boheh eccl site: cross-slab x 5 (EC); cross-inscr stone block; poss leacht ('The Monk's Grave'); ch ruin; gvyd (killeen: contains sunken area with dry-built walls)
Carrowrevagheccl site poss? cross-slab (EC); leacht; gvyd
Cell an Bhernáinch ruin (oratory); gvyd; poss leacht
Cell Buaine (?)eccl site; oval encl; gable-shrine; croos-slab; stone cross; leacht; ch ruin (oratory); rect bldg; well
Cell Chommáineccl site? cross-slab (Bunmore West); leacht; well: Tobar Chommáin
Cell Draignech/Lóthareccl site; circ encl; ch ruin (oratory); cross-inscr slab x3; leacht; hut; gvyd
Cell Fhlannáin?ch ruin (med); gvyd - oval; leacht; well to E (nos. 566, 997)
Cell Ghobnait (Inis Oírr )eccl enclosure - possible (curving gvyd wall); ch ruin (EC oratory 'Cill Ghobnait'); bullauns x2 W & SSE; leachts x3; clochan WSW (nos. 552, 375)
Cell Móreccl enclosure; cross slab; bullaun; leacht; gvyd (killeen)
Cell Ó gCróineccl site; suboval encl; cross-inscr ogam stone; cross-slab; leacht x2; ch ruin (oratory); bldgs; gvyd; mill (poss)
Cell Oirbhelaicheccl site? cross-slab; oratory; leacht; calluragh (gvyd); hut; well
Cell Ó Luaigheccl site? oval encl; gable-shrine; calluragh (gvyd); leacht; holed stone; pillar stone
Church Island/Oilén an Tempailleccl site; cross-inscr slab x10; pillar stones; leacht x3; ch ruin (Romanesque); St Finan's Cell; gvyd
Clochán Chárthainneccl site; encl circular (Keeldaragh); cross-slab; leacht x3; ogam stone; souterrain
Cluain eccl site; circ encl; cross-inscr pillar x2; calluragh (gvyd); leacht; bullaun x2; well nrby: St Colmán
Craili ch site?; oval encl; clochan; calluragh (gvyd); leachts x2; cross-slab
Doonaltch site (No. 1547); cross-inscr slab/pillar stone - undressed; leacht
Feaghmaan/Fíoch Meáincalluragh (gvyd); possible leacht; hut
Fíoch Meáincalluragh (gvyd); possible leacht; hut
Gallaruseccl site; encl (36x44m); ch ruin; leacht; cross-slab
Garranebane (An Garrán Bán)eccl site?; leacht; stone cross; beehive-huts; gvyd; calluragh adj
Inis Eidnech? (Inis Ní)ch ruin (med); gvyd - sub-circ area to NE containing leacht & cross-inscr pillar; well - no trace (no. 558)
Inis Meic Oíbléineccl site; ch ruin ('oratory' EC); ogam stone; cross-slabs x2 (now missing); stone cross; clochán; leacht; gvyd; well
Inis Tuaisceirteccl site; ch ruin; clochán; encl; gvyd; stone crosses; leacht; well; huts
Kilcasheleccl site poss?; cross-slab (inc. ringed cross); stone block (inc. Latin cross); portable stone (Nos. 1578, 1579); poss leacht; gvyd
Lankilleccl site; pillar-stone (cross-inscr); cross-slab; leacht; ch ruin; gvyd (killeen: circ encl); well (Toberbrendan)
Largan Begeccl site possible?; pillar-stone (cross-inscr); sub-circ encl; gvyd (killeen) within; leacht
Leitiroval platform; calluragh (gvyd); ogam stone; leacht
Oilén Fataeccl site; sub-circ encl; ch ruin? (poss EC oratory); huts; poss leacht; gvyd
Oilén Lócháin/Illaunloughanch ruin (EC oratory: RC 640-790 AD); ch site (sod-built: excav by White-Marshall); leacht; gable-shrine; beehive hut; well
Oilén Maisean ch ruin (EC oratory); cross slabs x2; leachts x2; bullaun; gvyd (no. 590)
Rosch ruin; 'grave of sts' (leacht?)
Sceilc Mhicíleccl site; ch ruin; EC oratory x2; cross-inscr slab; stone cross; clochán x6; leacht; gvyd; wells: St Michael
Shalwy (Kilkieran)eccl site? encl (roughly circ); cross-slab; rect feature 'St K's bed' (leacht?); gvyd (Kilkieran); well (Toberkieran) (No. 1608)
Tempall meic Duachch ruin (single celled; med but incorp 'Cyclopean' masonry => EC); bullaun; leacht x 2; well
Tempall Rónáin?eccl enclosure (curving field boundaries); ch ruin 'Templeroonaun' (early Med); gvyd in SE quadrant; leacht cuimhne; saint's stone (Patrick's) c.600m to NNW (nos. 2630, 2734-5)
Tempall Tigh Fínáin (?)eccl site (excav O'Sullivan; on 'pilgrim route'?); encl; ch ruin ('Tample-teenaun' 12thc?; orig Tech Fínáin?); leacht (graves beneath); gvyd
Tobar Olla Bhrénainneccl site; cross-slab; stone crosses x 3; poss leacht; gvyd/calluragh; well
Tuaim-fobhaireccl site; cross-slabs x 3 (EC); leacht & 'saint's stone'; ch ruin; gvyd (nos. 2673, 2774, 2692)
Ummaeccl site (excav O'Keeffe); encl (trapezoidal?); leacht; ch site poss; gvyd