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.: Cúil Bennchair

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.:Lugaid Eps; Óengus (had vision there)
LineageThis records the reputed ancestral lines of individuals given in Doc Assoc.:Ciarraige
TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.:Coolbanagher
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:Coolbanagher
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:Kildare
BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.:Portnahinch
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.:Laois
ProvinceGives both the civil province in which the county lies and the ecclesiastical province to which the diocese belongs.:Leinster; Dublin
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.:Mart.O (pref; 6 Oct note); Mart.D; LL 352c 17, 373a 43; BB122b; Lec 110; Mart.D; Colgan, Acta, 579
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.:episcopal + coarbial?
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
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 site (no. 721); ch ruin (Romanesque doorway &; arch); gvyd
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.:Mart.O partly written there
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.:O'Hanlon &; O'Leary 1907, 1, 221; Hogan 1910, 318; Smyth 1982, 73, 92; Ó Riain 1985, 201 (n. 295), 320; Kennedy 2003, 57; Delaney 2003
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:Sheet 8; excavated by Delaney