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.: Mainistir Buiti

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.:Buite
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.:Monasterboice
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:Monasterboice
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:Armagh
BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.:Ferrard
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.:Louth
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.:VSH (Buite); Mart.O (7 Dec); Mart. G; Mart.D; LL 351b 63; BCC §4 (59)
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).:CGG c.841/45 (§19 pl by vikings); Ann.Ult 970 (pl.),1097 (bnd with cloicthech) - see also clerics
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: 519, 523; abb: 764, 767, 805, 837*, 846, 855, 866 (x 2), 884; princeps: 878, 891, 935; bishop: 583 (Ann.FM), 685 (Ann.FM), 837*, 1039^, 1067 (Ann.FM); comarba (Ann.Ult): 924, 966, 1039^: (Ann.FM) 1075, 1117, 1122; airch: 1005, 1059, 1067; fer léiginn
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; triple encl (cropmks; oval - 59 acres); high crosses x3; bullaun; grave-slabs x2; rd twr; ch ruin; gyvd; souterrains x3 (No. 954)
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 1986, 490; Hogan 1910, 533; Plummer 1910, II, 317; Macalister 1946; Roe 1954, 102-11; Harbison 1975; Roe 1981, passim; Manning 1984, 324-5; Ó Riain 1985, 198 (n. 231), 328; Swan 1985, 78, 80; Buckley 1986, 76; Harbison 1992; Murphy 1993, 15-17; Etchingham 1994; 1996, 32, 69; Lynn 1996, 18-19
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:Colum Cille blesses ch, enshrines relics of Buite =>; Columban claim