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.: Achad Ailbe

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.:Fintan
LineageThis records the reputed ancestral lines of individuals given in Doc Assoc.:Uí Dúngalaig?
Traditional AssociationGives the names of Early Christian ecclesiastics whose association with the sites concerned is based on tradition, dedication or placename association.:Ailbhe
TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.:Dunmanway
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:Fanlobbus
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:Ross
BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.:Carbery East (WD)
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.:Cork
ProvinceGives both the civil province in which the county lies and the ecclesiastical province to which the diocese belongs.:Munster; Cashel
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.:LL 367; BB 125a; Lec. 116
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).:Ann.Inisf.
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.:male
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.:Ailbe/Emly?
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.:Hogan 1910, 5
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:identif not followed by Ó Riain 1985