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.: Imlech Ibair

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.:Ailbe
LineageThis records the reputed ancestral lines of individuals given in Doc Assoc.:Síl Fergusa (Araid)
TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.:Emly
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:Emly
DeaneryThis records the rural deanery (a sub-division of the diocese) to which the parish belongs.:Galbally
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:Emly
BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.:Clanwilliam
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.:Tipperary
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 (Ailbe); VSH (Ailbe); Mart.O (12 Sept, 30 Dec); Mart.G; Mart.D; LL 349c 1, 372b 54; Colgan, Acta, 501
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).:(Cummian's Letter 633); Lex Innoc 697 (§28, 2); Ann.Inisf 742 (Cathal m Finnguine buried); (Laud 610 - 740s? Munster Synod); Ann.FM 845 (=847 pl by vikings); CGG c.873/79 (§25 bnd by vikings); Ann.Ult 1032 (muintir I. slew dynast), bnd (Ann.Ult) 1058, 111
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
Succession RecordLists ecclesiastics, male or female, who succeeded to offices at the foundation concerned abbots, abbesses, comarbai, bishops often clerics of less exalted rank such as treasurers, lectors, scribes. These lists make no claim to be exhaustive; fuller accounts for major sites can be found in the New History of Ireland, vol. 8, and in published prosopographies.:Founder (Ailbe): 527, 542; abb, princeps, bishop, comarba, airch (see Byrne 1984); fer léiginn: 1089 (Ann.FM), 1114 (Ann.Ult), 1147 (Ann.FM)
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; gvyd; well: Ailbe
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, 654-6; Hogan 1910, 454, 455; Gwynn &; Hadcock 1970; Byrne 1973, 171, 216; Ó Riain 1985, 194 (n. 135), 325; Breatnach 1986, 46; Walsh &; Ó Cróinín 1988; Bitel 1990, 152-3; McCone 1990, 191-2, 195, 244; Etchingham 1996, 49 n.47, 69-70; MacCotter 2004, 54, 55, 89-95
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:Díblíne of Eilne, abbot of Imlech, guarantor of Cáin Adomnáin; comarba of A. at Synod of Mag Léne 633, Munster Synod 740s (Laud)