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 Chummain?

LineageThis records the reputed ancestral lines of individuals given in Doc Assoc.:(Fothairt)
Traditional AssociationGives the names of Early Christian ecclesiastics whose association with the sites concerned is based on tradition, dedication or placename association.:Cumann
TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.:Kilcummin
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:Tisaran
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:Clonmacnoise
BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.:Garrycastle
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.:Offaly
ProvinceGives both the civil province in which the county lies and the ecclesiastical province to which the diocese belongs.:Leinster; Armagh
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).:Reg.Clon (Killcumynn)
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.:female
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.:Ciarán/Clonmacnoise?
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.:bell (iron: cl 1)
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.:Bourke 1980, 61; 66; Kehnel 1997, 312
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:pref to Cell Chuimín; pref to ch of Cumméne Fota of Clonfert?; C of Achad Togarta (qv), Co Laois?