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.: Daire Ingen Ailleáin

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.:Cumman
LineageThis records the reputed ancestral lines of individuals given in Doc Assoc.:Ciannachta
TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.:Derry
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:Ballyphilip
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:Down
BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.:Ards Upr
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.:Down
ProvinceGives both the civil province in which the county lies and the ecclesiastical province to which the diocese belongs.:Ulster; Armagh
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 (29 May); Mart.G; Mart.D
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 (Dere)
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.: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.:female
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.:festival of St Cumain celebrated in ch 29 May
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 ruins x 2 (excav by Waterman: south ch 10th or 11thc - wooden structure beneath)
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.:Reeves 1847, 23-4; Hogan 1910, 327; Waterman 1967, 53-75; Mallory &; McNeill 1991, 207-08; Hamlin 1997, 60; Swift 1998, 115
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:OS 32: in Dál Buinne; i n-Aird Ulad; pedigree of Cumman (LL 350d 22); approp to abbey of Moville