28Cronin, Dan. In the Shadow of the Paps. Killarney: Crede, Sliabh Luachra Heritage Group, 2001. 38-40.
Cronin illustrated the conflict between paganism and Christianity by quoting from Oisín's poem when he returned from Tír na nÓg. "Finding his old pagan world almost vanquished by St. Patrick, he tells the Saint:
'When Oisín and Fionn lived
They loved the mountains better than the monastery.
Sweet to them the blackbird's call,
They would have despised the tolling of your bell.'"