34Jones, Carleton. Temples of Stone: Exploring the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland. Cork: Collins, 2007. 125.
Jones adds on p. 140: "At times, shamans probably entered the tombs and interacted directly with the remains of the ancestors, probably in attempts to get the ancestors to intervene on behalf of the living. Requests were probably made to cure sicknesses, to ensure bountiful harvests, to avert damaging frosts and famine, and generally to keep the cosmos working for the benefit of humans. Over the generations, it was probably noted that most of these calamities were eventually corrected and this would have strengthened the people's faith in their religion."