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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 Bioraireccl site; rd twr
Achad Bóeccl site (No. 688); rd twr; ch site (Augustinian priory, occ. by C of I ch); Tempall na gCaillech Dub loc adj? (Archdall); gvyd
Achadh Deoch ruin (Romanesque); rd twr base; 2x ogam stones (1 lost)
Achad Fobaireccl site; ch ruin ('Tempulnabhfial'? on L. Crichan); rd twr; gvyd; well: Tobar Pátraic
Airther Maigech site (occ by C of I ch); rd twr remains; gvyd
Ard Ferta Brénainneccl site; encl; ch site (pre-Romanesque damliac, 11thC: excav by Moore); rd twr site; later chs (12th, 15thc); gvyd (incl many early-med burials)
Ard Machaeccl encl (visible in street plan); ch site ('Great Stone Church', 'Nothern' ch/'Sabhall', 'Southern ch/Ch of the Elections); gvyd; rd twr site; Culdee Priory site; high cross frags x 2 ('Market Cross' in cathedral & other frag in chyd)
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 Pátraicceccl site: encl; ch ruin (pre-Norman); rd twr (stump); well
Balla (Balna)eccl site; grave-slab (EC: 10thC?); rd twr; ch site (ruin extant early 19thC); gvyd; well: Tobar Mhuire, aka St Cronan's
Brí Gobann/Fán Muilteccl site - early; rd twr site (fell in storm 1720); ch ruin (late: in ruins 1744 - Brady); gvyd; well; St Finnchu's stone (nos. 13877, 14400, 14549, 13951, 13906, 13929)
Caiseleccl complex; high-cross base (9thC?); ch site (stone 'cathedral' c.1100?; earlier wooden ch pos); Romanesque ch (Cormac's Chapel); rd twr (12thC); cathedral (rebuilt 1169)
Cell Alaideccl site; encl (inner + outer); ch. ruin; rd twr
Cell Ausilli/Auxiliieccl site; rd twr; ch ruin; well: St Patrick
Cell Beinéineccl enclosure - possible; ch ruin (prob late med); rd twr 5m W of ch; gvyd; well 110m to NW (nos. 3455-7)
Cell Chainnigeccl site; rd twr; cathedral (Hiberno Romanesque)
Cell Chuanna/Chuannathech ruin (med?); gvyd; rd twr stump - 5m to SE (nos. 3397-8)
Cell Chuilinneccl site; high cross shaft (fig with bell & crozier; panel illustr raid?); rd twr; ch ruin; gvyd
Cell Darach site (occ by C of I Cathedral); rd twr; 'well': St Brigit (Brallistown: poss horiz mill? Manning)
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 Ingen Baítheccl site; ch ruin (antae => early? rebuilt c.1230?); rd twr (base); stone crosses; wells x 2
Cellíneccl site?; encl possible; rd twr (possible)
Cell mBia[in]ch ruin (18.6 x 7.7m incl small annex); rd twr, butt of (identif by J. Higgins; SMR update GA 106-103004); gvyd
Cell meic Duachch ruin (cathedral); rd twr
Cell Osnata?eccl site (no. 485); bullaun; rd twr site (demolished 1807); ch ruin; gvyd; well: St Patrick
Cell Ruidche?/C. Brigtech ruin; high-cross; rd twr; gvyd
Cell Sléibech x2 (earliest 10th/11thc); rd twr site; gvyd; site of medieval nunnery; well (St Bline's)
Cenn Eicheccl site; ch ruin; rd twr
Cenn Maraeccl site; ch ruin; rd twr
Cluain Choirpthe/Chairptheeccl site - early; rd twr site; gvyd; well ('Tobar Beraigh')
Cluain Claidbaichch. site; enclosure (lge); rd twr (remains); well: St Patrick
Cluain Dolcáineccl site; ch ruin; rd twr; well: St Brigit
Cluain Eoiseccl site (Crossmoyle): ch ruin; rd twr; gvyds (no. 1160) x 2; high crosses x 2; house-shaped shrine
Cluain uamhaeccl site; rd twr; cathedral (St Coleman's) across rd; gvyd (nos. 5605, 5775, 5597)
Coinnereeccl site; rd twr site? (stump removed 19thc); cross-shaft; inscribed stone (UM); ch ruin; gvyd ('Templemurry')
Corcacheccl site; rd twr site; cathedral (St Findbarr's) (nos. 5798, 5794); Romanesque voussoirs x6 (early 12thC) dec with human heads - from earlier cathedral or Gill Abbey (Power)
Daim Iniseccl site; ch ruin; rd twr; abbey ruin (St Mary's)
Dairmageccl site: enclosure; high-cross; graveslabs x 2 (second 9thC?); possible rd twr; well: St Colum Cille (in Co Westmeath side of par)
Dísert Diarmataeccl site; ch ruin; high cross; rd twr
Dísert Tolaeccl site; ch ruin (Romanesque doorway); rd twr; high cross (12thc)
Domnach Airthir Maigeeccl site; ch site; rd twr
Domnach Mór meic Laithbe/Airthir Emnaeccl site; rd twr (no. 1383); ch ruin (med. : SMR 25:15)
Druim bóeccl site; ch site; rd twr (stump)
Druim Cliabeccl site; cross-slab (EC); high cross (figured: iconic image of BVM); rd twr (stump); ch ruin; well (at Kintogher)
Druim in asclaind (enesclaind)eccl site; ch ruin; rd twr; high cross (head); gvyd? (nos. 916 & 1045)
Druim Lethaneccl site (no. 1647); rd twr; ch ruin; cross-incribed stone; abbey site; gvyd
Drumcliffch ruin (late); rd twr; wells x 2 adj
Dún Lethglas/Dún dá Lethglaiseeccl enclosure; stone crosses (9-10thc?); rd twr (demolished 1780's); Romanesque carving - frags; gvyd
Ess Do-Chonna (Assylin)eccl site; rd twr? (possible - vanished); ch ruin; gvyd
Ferta Caeracheccl site; rd twr; ch ruin
Fochardeccl site; encl (double ditched); ch ruin; gvyd; rd twr site? high cross (plinth); holy well (no. 924 /1066)
Glenn dá Lochaeccl complex; ch ruins x 6 (incl. cathedral 10th-12thC); oratory; cross slabs (11th-12thC?); rd twr; high-cross (12thC); gvyds
Granaireteccl site; ch (St Patrick's Cnoc Rathat?); possible rd twr site; well: St Patrick to E (400yds SE of Granardkille: O'Donovan 1837)
Inis Chaín Degaeccl site; rd twr (Nat. Mon. 208); gvyd (no.1166)
Inis Chathaig (Scattery)eccl site; ch ruin; rd twr, ogham stone, 9th/10th C cross-slab with inscription in half-unical script
Inis Cheltraeccl site; ch site EC (traces of wooden bldg: excav by De Paor); ch ruin; rd twr
Inis Darcarcrenn (Draicrenn)eccl site; rd twr; ch ruin; gvyd
Lemdruimmeccl site; rd twr site - possible (no. 492); gvyd; wells: Laisrén & Mo-Lappóc (nos. 643-4)
Liath Mór (Leamakevoge)eccl enclosure? (traced c.1900 by Seymour - since vanished); high-cross shaft frag (11-12thC); grave-slab frags x 3; crucifixion slab (12thC); rd twr base; ch ruin x 2 (sm early Med; lrg multiperiod) (no. 1879)
Lugmad/Lugbadeccl site; ch ruin; oratory; rd twr(formerly); souterrain (Nos. 969, 970)
Luscaeccl site; enclosure; gvyd; rd twr; wells: St Macullin's; St. Brigit's (adj td Bridetree)
Magheragallch site; gvyd site (now occ by farm); well site; rd twr site? (reported demolished in late 18th/early 19thc)
Mainistir Buitieccl site; triple encl (cropmks; oval - 59 acres); high crosses x3; bullaun; grave-slabs x2; rd twr; ch ruin; gyvd; souterrains x3 (No. 954)
Mílececcl site; cross-slab; rd twr; ch ruin
Nuachongbáil (Nohaval 2)eccl site; rd twr site (at N end); ch site; gvyd; well: St Finnian; possible souterrain under rd twr (nos. 13425, 13905, 13907, 14028, 14447, 14612)
Óendruimm/Áentruim/Nóendruimmeccl site; enclosure (triple; 6 acres); tidal mills x3 (7th-8thC); cross slabs (EC); ch ruins (11/12thC); rd twr
Óentrebeccl site; rd twr; ch ruin
Ráith Botheccl site; cathedral; rd twr (demolished 1636-7) (No. 1602)
Ráith Maige Tuaiscirteccl site; rd twr; ch ruin; gvyd; well (Tobernalour)
Ráith Murbuilcceccl site; enclosure; pillar stone cross-inscr x 2; cross-inscr stone x 2; rd twr base; ch ruin
Rathmeskeccl site; rd twr base; ch ruin; gvyd
Rathmichaeleccl site; cashel; grave-slabs x5 ('Rathdown' types: 10-11thC?); rd twr base; ch ruin (Romanesque features)
Relagh Begeccl site? rd twr site? (on Baronial map); ch ruin - late med.; gvyd; hospital/hospice site? (no. 1698)
Ros Cammeccl enclosure (D-shaped); cross-slab EC; bullauns (multiple); rd twr; ch ruin (late med); med grave-slabs x2; holed stone ('penitential st' on OS maps); gvyd; wells (nos. 610-1, 976)
Ros Créch site (founded 7thC); decor. stone ('Roscrea pillar' 8thC); graveslab of Rechtabhra (9thC); rd twr (10thc?); ch Romanesque; high cross (12thC); cross-inscr slab - possible (no. 1843)
Ros Finnglaiseeccl site; cross-incised slab; rd twr (extant pre 1838); ch traces (no. 796); well: St Brigit
Senboth Sine/Cholmáineccl site (no. 1161); encl circular (double-ditch: 250m); bullaun; rd twr (stump)
Sen Glend/Saingel eccl site; rd twr (now vanished); ch site; gvyd (St Patrick's)
Sleenogeeccl site; rd twr; ch site (no trace); gvyd; well to N (nos. 2581, 2710, 3242, 3170)
Sord Choluim Cilleeccl site; ch traces? rd twr; well: St Columb
St Michael-le-Poleeccl site; poss encl (100-200m diam); ch traces; rd twr (Ship St; demolished 18thc); gvyd (late 10th-early 11thc; adj Bride St)
Tech Eóin/Rinn Dúinch ruin (prob 13thC.); rd twr??
Tech Mo-Chua (meic Nemainn?)eccl site; rd twr (no. 804); ch traces
Tech Mo-Lingeccl site; cross (9-10thC?); rd twr remains (no. 498); eccl ruins x 6 - medieval, where datable (nos. 599-604); well 'St Mullin's' (no. 651)
Tech Tuaeeccl site; rd twr; ch ruin
Toracheccl site (no. 1620); cross-slabs x2 (EC); Tau-cross (12thC?); rd twr; ch ruin (T. an Móirsheisir); ch site (St Colum Cille's); gvyd
Túaim Drecaineccl site; rd twr, ch & gvyd site (traces of ch & twr evident in 1948 - Davies) (no. 1689)
Tulach Airdeccl site; rd twr (no. 1524) collapsed c.1760; (bivallate ringfort in tld: Moore 1987, 91, no. 886)
Tulach Inmuinneccl site; ch ruin (first phase c.1000 AD); high-cross base; rd twr; 2x ogam stones
Turlough eccl site: rd twr; ch ruin; gvyd
Uachtar Airdeccl site; rd twr; ch ruin; gvyd
Uarán nGaradeccl site; rd twr (remains); ch ruin; gvyd; well: St Patrick