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.: Ráith Blathmaic

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.:Onchú; Finán Lobar
TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.:Rath
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:Rath
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:Killaloe
BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.:Inchiquin
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.:Clare
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.:Mart.O (note); Mart.G; Mart.D (9 Jul)
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
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; ch ruin
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.:bell brz x2; crozier-head
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.:Frost 1893, 137; Hogan 1910, 567; Ó Floinn 1990b, 19-31
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:in Uí Fermaic: 'i n-uachtar Dháil Cais' (Mart.O note); Uí Chiaróc of BB 104a, Uí M 86b; Ó hÓcáin hereditary clergy