The city is mentioned by Hierocles in the sixth century and George of Cyprus in the seventh. It figures in the Notitia Episcopatuum of Anastasius, Patriarch of Antioch in the sixth century, and in the Descriptio Orbis Romani by George of Cyprus (7th century). and in the Nova Tactica of the 10th century, as attached to the Patriarchate of Constantinople.
It actually corresponds to the existing villages of Çatalbadem (formerly Yukarı İrnebol meaning "Irenopolis from above") and İkizçınar (formerly Aşağı İrnebol meaning "Irenopolis from below"), in the district of Ermenek, Karaman Province .
The city was the seat of an ancient bishopric. Five of its bishops are known:
- John (325)
- Menodorus (451)
- Paul (458)
- George (692)
- Euschemon (878).
- Giuseppe Ridolfi (1915–1925)
- Edward Aloysius Mooney (1926– 1933)
- Paul-Marie Richaud(1933–1938)
- Jean-Germain Mousset (문제만 제르마노), (1938–1957)
- James Vincent Pardy (파 야고보), (1958–1962)
- Jožef Pogačnik (1963- 1964)
- George Alapatt (1970–1971)
- Le Quien, Oriens Christianus, II, 897-900, 1029 sq.
- Asia Minor, London, 1890, p. 365.
- Irenopolis at newadvent.org.
- Titular Episcopal See of Irenopolitan(us) in Isauria.
- Irenopolis in Isauria. at catholic-hierarchy.org.
- Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 8, Page 571.
- Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 9, Page 60.
- Cardinal Mooney at Archdiocese of Detroit webpage.
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