1Dean, John F. "Slievemore Village on Achill." Irish Quarterly Review 65.258 (1976): 151.

2O'Donovan, John, and Michael O'Flanagan. Letters Containing Information Relative to the Antiquities of the County of Mayo, Collected during the Progress of the Ordnance Survey in 1838. Vol. 18. Bray, 1927. 342-43.

3De Valéra, Ruaidhrí, and Séan Ó Nualláin. "The Megalithic Tombs of the Island of Achill." The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland 80.2 (1950): 205.
The authors explain: "The sites actually located by us lie within a confined [arable] area about 1 mile square in the townlands of Keel East, Doogort West and Bal of Dookinelly, placed centrally within the zone. This seems to be a favoured area, being the most productive at present. However, the ruined village of Slievemore, to the west, and the settlement of Doogort to the east, rather complicate the picture. The very intensive occupation of Slievemore during the past century could account for the absence of tombs due to destruction."

4De Valéra 205-208.


6De Valéra 205-17.

7"Achill Archaeological Field School Achill Island, County Mayo, West of Ireland." Museums of Mayo Network, County Mayo, Ireland. Web. 14 July 2011. <http://www.museumsofmayo.com/achill_1.htm>
The "byre [barn] house" enabled the poor tenant farmer to keep his most valuable possession—his cow—protected inside with him during the winter months. The animals were at the lower end of the slightly inclined floor; their effluent would collect away from the living quarters. There is a good explanation here.

8"Visit Achill - Deserted Village at Slievemore, Achill, Co Mayo, Ireland." Visit Achill - Visitor Guide to Achill, Co Mayo, Ireland. Web. 14 July 2011. <http://www.visitachill.com/en/desertedvillage.html>.

9Wood-Martin, W.G. "The Rude Stone Monuments of Ireland. On Certain Rude Stone Monuments in the Island of Achill (Continued)." The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland Fourth 8.75 (1888): 368.
The author introduces Wilde's quotation thusly: "The island is still in a very primitive condition, and though slowly changing for the better, yet the old order of things lingers on. Fifty-two years ago the late Sir William Wilde thus describes the customs of these primitive people..."

10"Round House 2 Summary." Archaeology in Ireland - Achill Archaeology Field School Ireland Mayo Achill Archaeology Achill Island University Ireland. Web. 14 July 2011. <http://www.achill-fieldschool.com/research-excavations/synopsis-of-2010-excavationsat-round-house-2>.