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 na Sáer

TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.:Rathnaseer
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:Nantinan
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:Limerick
BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.:Connello Lwr
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.:Limerick
ProvinceGives both the civil province in which the county lies and the ecclesiastical province to which the diocese belongs.:Munster; Cashel
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).:Inq 1201 (Rathnasceir)
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.:ch ruin
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.:Begley 1906, 113
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:OS 29