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.: Scrín Choluim Cille/Achall

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.:Mo-Ernóc (Ernán)
Traditional AssociationGives the names of Early Christian ecclesiastics whose association with the sites concerned is based on tradition, dedication or placename association.:Colum Cille
TownlandGives the townland (name spelt as in TTPBI Index) in which the site is (or is thought to be) located.:Skreen
ParishGives the civil (not ecclesiastical) parish in which the townland is situated.:Skreen
DeaneryThis records the rural deanery (a sub-division of the diocese) to which the parish belongs.:Skreen
DioceseThis records the medieval (not necessarily the same as the modern) diocese in which the foundation lies.:Meath
BaronyGives the modern barony (as in TTPBI Index the baronies were rationalised in 19thC) in which the townland and civil parish are situated.:Skreen
CountyGives the county in which the barony lies.:Meath
ProvinceGives both the civil province in which the county lies and the ecclesiastical province to which the diocese belongs.:Leinster; 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.:BB 125b; LU 50b, 53b; Mart.D
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).:Chron.Scot 974 (=976), 986; Ann.FM pl. 1027 (by Róen Ua Máelsechlainn), 1037 (by Hib. Norse), 1058 (by men of Tethbae), 1152 (by Uí Briúin)
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.: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
Medieval DedicationNotes medieval church-dedications to saints whether Irish or Continental.:St Columb
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.:Columban/ Iona
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?
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.:Cogan 1862, 151-2, 276; Hogan 1910, 11, 593; Gwynn &; Hadcock 1970, 44; Bhreathnach 1996, 37-45; Ó Muraíle 1997, 202; Bhreathnach 1999, 7-9, 11.
AddendumIncludes fragments of additional information (or comments on the part of the compilers) relating to the site in question.:tulach hi fil scrín Choluim Cille (LU)