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.: Ardcloon

TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.:Ardcloon/Carrowntomush
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:Addergoole
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:Tuam
BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.:Dunmore
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.:Galway
ProvinceGives both the civil province in which the county lies and the ecclesiastical province to which the diocese belongs.:Connacht; Tuam
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?
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.:ch ruin ('Ardcloon'); cross head (12thC); cross-slabs; gvyd (nos. 3331, 3491)
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.:Neary 1914, no.76; O'Flanagan 1927, I, 28; Gwynn &; Hadcock 1970; Higgins 1987, 278, 323, 373 (nos. 9, 49, 93); Harbison 1994, 15; Alcock et al 1999, 300
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:OS 16: Ceathrú an tSómais; believed to have been a women's foundation - unkwn date