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.: Baile Boirne/Bairnech

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.:Gobnat; Iurán Brit of Bairnech Mor?
LineageThis records the reputed ancestral lines of individuals given in Doc Assoc.:Múscraige (Síl Chonaire?)
TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.:Glebe
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:Ballyvourney
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:Cloyne
BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.:Muskerry West
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.:Cork
ProvinceGives both the civil province in which the county lies and the ecclesiastical province to which the diocese belongs.:Munster; Cashel
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.:VSH Salm (Abbán §17); Beatha Bharra §23; LL 353a 31; Mart.D (11 Feb); Fir 721; Boll Acta, LIX
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 + male?
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.:Abbán/Moyarney; Findbarr/Cork
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 that ruin 'on site of St Gobnet's convent'; pilgrimage route includes ch, penitential st ('St Gobnet's grave'), well &; hut site ('St Gobnet's house') (Power)
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; circular hut site; bullaun frags x2; ch ruin; gvyd; penitential station; well: St Gobnet c.60m to S (nos. 9498, 9531, 9302, 7906, 9275, 9221)
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.:tools of industry: crucibles &; tuyère frags; spindle whorl; 5 iron knives; quern frags - from hut site (O'Kelly)
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.:Archdall 1786, 57; Hogan 1910, 78, 85; O'Kelly 1952, 18-40; Ó Riain 1985, 210 (n.665); Ryan 1988, 39; Harbison 1991, 136; Ó Riain 1994, 68, 253 (n.184); Power 1997, 378-9, 386, 329, 157-8, 324, 316; Harrington 2002, 206-07
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:OS 58: site given to Gobnat by Abbán (VSH); note Iurán, Nath Í, Broccán of Bairnech Mór; Ballyvourney ch = 'Teampall Ghobnatan'; 3x ogam stones at 'Abbán's grave'