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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 Mór/Uí Seastaeccl enclosure - D-shaped; St Declan's oratory (antae); rd twr; cathedral ruins (Romanesque); gvyd; well; Ogam stones x3 (nos. 1312, 1354, 1725,1481)
Ard Oiléneccl enclosure; ch ruin (oratory - EC); cross-slabs x5; cross x3 (incompl); tomb-shrine; clochans x2 (3 more recorded - no longer visible); horizontal mill; gvyd? (nos. 546, 547)
Baisliocángvyd; sub-circ encl; poss oratory;
Ballinaboych site (St Rónán's Oratory); cross-shaped slab, inscr above (EC); wells x2 ('Tobernagreachta' & 'St Brigit's') a few 100m to SE
Becc Iniseccl site? cross-slab; leacht; ch ruin (oratory); hut; calluragh (gvyd)
Bishop's Isdch ruin (drystone oratory); rect bldg - traces; clochán (+ poss site of another)
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 Chaimín (Caherminnaun)eccl site? enclosed gvyd ('Kilcaimin' 32m diam); ch ruin? (sm oratory? or 'founder's tomb'?); well: T Caimín
Cell Chennanach ch site (oratory - EC 8th/9thC); holed stone (possible end-stone of slab shrine); gvyd; well to NNW (nos. 524, 651)
Cell Chiaráinch ruin (oratory - EC); gvyd with dry-stone shrine; well: 'Tobar Chiaráin' (nos. 564, 707)
Cell Chóemrachch ruin (oratory - sm); calluragh (gvyd); well nrby
Cell Chúáinoratory - no trace; gvyd - D-shaped; well (no. 1327)
Cell Draignech/Lóthareccl site; circ encl; ch ruin (oratory); cross-inscr slab x3; leacht; hut; gvyd
Cell Éinne (1) (Teglach Éinne)eccl complex: ch ruin x2 ('Teaghlach Éinne' + EC oratory); ch site; bullauns x2; inscr stone & cross-slabs x5 to SE; high cross (frag now at Cell Rónáin); rd twr (base); clochans x3; gvyd; well (Dabhach Éinne) (nos. 382, 569, 573, 575, 577, 965, 630-1, 71
Cell Éinne?ch site?; bullaun; oratory possible; beehive hut
Cell Fhursa; Odhareccl enclosure possible; ch ruin (multi-period incl EC oratory); gvyd (no. 3454)
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 Loghach ruin (oratory); bullaun; beehive cells (clocháns?); decorated lintel
Cell Murbaigeccl complex: enclosure; ch ruin x2 ('Teampall na Naomh' EC oratory; nrby 'Teampall Mac-Duach' EC with later additions; possible eccl building adj); ch site with gvyd (possible - to E OSM, OSL); Latin cross - incised (possible reused cross-slab); pillar-s
Cell na Cluaine? ch site - possible oratory (no. 5608)
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
Ceppach na gCrannch ruin (oratory); calluragh (gvyd); poss souterrain
Church Islandeccl site; encl - oval, small; ch ruin (oratory); gvyd (no. 1363)
Church Island/Oilén an Tempailleccl site; enclosure (0.5 acre); ch ruin (oratory: early?); ogam-inscr cross-slab (7thC?); cross-slab x2; stone crosses; gvyd site; hut
Corrandrumch ruin (med - inc. part of early oratory); gvyd - killeen to S (nos. 3354, 3734)
Coveeccl enclosure - roughly circular (no. 2567); ch ruin? (poss oratory); gvyd
Croagheccl enclosure - oval; ch ruin? (poss sm oratory); gvyd (nos. 2568, 2806, 3123)
Cruachán Meic-Daraeccl enclosure possible; ch ruin (EC oratory); high-cross frags; cross-slabs x3 (2 missing); clochans x3 nrby; 'saint's bed'; gvyd; well (nos. 613-4, 760, 977, 638, 428)
Domnach Pátraicch ruin (prob inc parts of EC oratory); gvyd; field system associated (nos. 3364, 4009)
Dub Oiléneccl enclosure - circular; ch ruin (EC oratory); cross pillar (7thC? Crucifixion other side 9thC? Harbison); clocháns
Enach dúineccl complex; cross slabs; ch ruins x4 (oratory - traces; cathedral - 12thC window & doorway in mainly 15thC str; 'Abbey' with Romanesque chancel; 'Nunnery' - med eccl building); gvyd; wells x2 (nos. 3290-5; 3509, 3514)
Glebech ruin - rectangular, drystone (No. 484) - 'St Mullin's Oratory'
Glenn dá Lochaeccl complex; ch ruins x 6 (incl. cathedral 10th-12thC); oratory; cross slabs (11th-12thC?); rd twr; high-cross (12thC); gvyds
Inis bó finne (2)eccl encl (subrect); ch site (EC oratory); well (nos. 629, 768)
Inis Chaírecheccl site; ch ruin (oratory)
Inis Gluaireeccl encl; cross slabs; ch ruin x 2 (Tempall na fer {EC oratory}, T. na mban)
Inis Meic Oíbléineccl site; ch ruin ('oratory' EC); ogam stone; cross-slabs x2 (now missing); stone cross; clochán; leacht; gvyd; well
Inis Úasal/Ausilli?eccl site; encl; ch ruin (oratory); cross-slab x2 (one ogam inscr); stone crosses; gvyd site
Kilbronogeeccl enclosure?; bullaun; cross-inscribed slab; ch ruin (sm oratory) probable; gvyd/killeen (nos. 2571, 3143, 2607, 2587)
Lugmad/Lugbadeccl site; ch ruin; oratory; rd twr(formerly); souterrain (Nos. 969, 970)
Moneen*ch ruin ('Teampall Beag': possible oratory - refurb as mortuary chapel) (no. 3444)
Na Seacht dTeampailleccl complex: ch ruins x2 ('Teampall Bhreacáin' enlarged EC oratory - 'Teampall Phóill'/'T an Phuill' to SW); other (eccl?) buildings x8; high-crosses x3; leabaí x5; wells x2 (nos. 601-3, 349, 838, 754, 1018, 635-7)
Oilén an Tempaill ch ruin (EC oratory); well c.20m to ENE (nos. 532, 657)
Oilén Dachruinne ch ruin (EC oratory); gvyd; well - possible 30m to SSE (no. 536)
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)
Port an Chairríneccl enclosure - lrg oval; ch ruin (EC oratory); bullaun - no trace (nos. 606-7)
Rochuileccl encl: cross-inscr slabs x 9 (two with Greek crosses - 8thC or earlier?); oratory; ch ruin (Templecavan); stone cells x 2 (one poss guesthouse - MH); well (Tober Murria) (No. 1603)
Ros Cathailch ruin (EC oratory - 'St Brecan's'); double bullaun c.50m to SW; gvyd (no. 609)
Scairbheccl site; oval encl; ch ruin (oratory); gvyd
Sceilc Mhicíleccl site; ch ruin; EC oratory x2; cross-inscr slab; stone cross; clochán x6; leacht; gvyd; wells: St Michael
St Vauk's/Vogue'seccl site (no. 1170); dertech site (wooden oratory c.600: post-holes etc; excavation); encl (sub-circ; 48 x 42m); ch ruin (17thC?)
Tempall an Chaisilch ruin (oratory); gvyd/calluragh adj 'Templecashel'
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 Becc na Náem ch ruin (EC oratory); bullaun c.100m ESE (no. 516)
Tempall Bennéinch ruin (EC oratory 'Teampall Bheanáin'); inscr slabs x5; clochans x3 to SW (no. 575)
Tempall Éinne eccl enclosure - possible; ch ruin (EC oratory); bullaun & well to NW (nos. 567, 709, 884)