28Herity, Michael. "A Survey of the Royal Site of Cruachain in Connacht: 1. Introduction, the Monuments and Topography." The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 113 (1983): 125.
The king's daughters' baptisms also marked their deaths. According to Herity, "The story goes on to tell how they were baptised by Patrick, received the Eucharist and then died. When the days of mourning came to an end, they were buried by the well of Clebach within a circular fosse like a ferta (L. tumulus), in the manner of those made by the Irish and the Heathens. The story ends: 'and in that place he made an earthen church' (ecclesiam terrenum)."