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.: Cell Britain/Cell na mBretan

LineageThis records the reputed ancestral lines of individuals given in Doc Assoc.:British
TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.:Kilbrittain
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:Kilbrittain
DeaneryThis records the rural deanery (a sub-division of the diocese) to which the parish belongs.:Kinalea
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:Cork
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 (ED)
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.:Bk.Fermoy, 197
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).:Tax 1302-06; Ann.Ult, III, 110; Ann.FM, IV, 880 (castle at)
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
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.:trad that holy well kwn as 'St Brittain's well' (Power)
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.:eccl enclosure? large sub-circular (no surface trace); ch ruin 'Kilbrittain'; gvyd; well c.200m SW (nos. 2570, 3142, 3223, 2681)
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.:Brady 1863, I, 133-4; Hogan 1910, 179; Power 1992, 272, 338, 347, 285
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:OS 123: early fndt assoc with Br clerics? Nrby is Cluain Bec (qv); ch in repair 1615 but in ruins by 1699 (Brady)