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.: Domnach Bile

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.:Óengus; Patrick
LineageThis records the reputed ancestral lines of individuals given in Doc Assoc.:Cenél nÉogain
TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.:Cooly
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:Moville Upr
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:Derry
BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.:Inishowen E
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.:Donegal
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.:Trip. Life, 156
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 of Patrick as founder
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: cross-slab x 3 (one depicting wheeled cross); stone cross (No. 1543); basin stone; ch ruins x 2; sarcophagus (poss 12thC); gvyd
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.:Gwynn &; Hadcock 1970, 399; Lacey 1983, 261; Mac Giolla-Easpaig 1995, 171; Herity et al. 1997, 94; Walsh 2000, 38; Lacey 2006, 117-8, 213
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:OS 21: P. ordained Óengus (Trip.Life); slab depict wheeled cross 'not found' (Herity 1997)