1Moore, Sam. "A Brief Outline on the Prehistory of Kesh Corran in the Bricklieve Mountains." The Corran Herald (forthcoming). Ballymote Heritage Group.
In July of 2013 we accompanied Sam Moore on a climb up to the Keshcorran Cairn, where he did some measuring of kerbstones for his ongoing research in the area.
The Caves of Kesh still attract people for ceremonial practices, such as this modern musical gathering.

2"The Pinnacle - Kesh Cairn." Sacred Island Guided Tours | Carrowkeel & Carrowmore Co Sligo | by Martin Byrne. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. <http://www.carrowkeel.com/sites/carrowkeel/keshcairn.html>.
Directions for the hike up to the top of Keshcorrann may be found here.

While the enclosure had been previously described as a Late Bronze Age hillfort (Condit, T., Gibbons, M., Timoney, M., 1991. Hillforts in Sligo and Leitrim. Emania 9, 59-62.), it could also be much earlier.

4Kytmannow, Tatjana. "New Prehistoric Discoveries in the Kesh Corann/Carrowkeel Complex, Co. Sligo." Archaeology Ireland 19.4 (2005): 20.

5"Following Celtic Ways: Living In "The Shire"" Celtic Ways Explores Ancient Traditions and Spirituality. Web. 23 Feb. 2011. <http://www.celticways.com/blog/2005/03/living-in-shire.html>.

6Scharff, R. F. "The Exploration of the Caves of Kesh, County Sligo." The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy. Vol. 32, Section B: Biological, Geological, and Chemical Science (1902/1904): 212.
The author suggests that "The late and more frequent presence of man indicates the time when the Bear was becoming, or had become, extinct in the locality."

7Scharff 173.

8Dowd, Marion. "The Archaeology of the Keash Caves." The Northwest Academic Review 1.1 (2009): 55.

9Dowd 52-3.

10Gregory, Lady. Gods and Fighting Men: the Story of the Tuatha De Danaan and of the Fianna of Ireland. London: John Murray, 1905. 79.

11Rolleston, Thomas William Hazen., and Stephen Reid. The High Deeds of Finn and Other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland. London: Harrap, 1910. 172-75.

12Moore, Sam. "Myths and Folklore as Aids in Interpreting the Prehistoric Landscape at the Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Complex, Co. Sligo, Ireland." Folk Beliefs and Practice in Medieval Lives. Ed. Ann-Britt Falk and Donata M. Kyritz. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2008.
According to the author, "Some of the other [Kesh] stories appear to date mainly from the 17th century and many are still reflected in the Schools Folklore Collection of 1936."
See more on Cormac mac Airt here.

13O'Grady, Standish Hayes. Silva Gadelica, a Collection of Tales in Irish. London, 1892. 343.
The version by James Stephens, with illustrations by Arthur Rackham, may be read here.

14Wilde, Sir William, M.D. Memoir of Gabriel Beranger and His Labours in the Cause of Irish Art and Antiquities from 1760 to 1780. Dublin: M.H., Gill & Son, 1880. 48-9.