1Ferguson, Samuel. Lays of the Western Gael and Other Poems. London: Bell and Daldy, 1865. 54.
"The Burial of King Cormac" may be read in its entirety here.

2Davies, O., and D. Lowry-Corry. "Killinagh Church and Crom Cruaich." Ulster Journal of Archaeology Third 2 (1939): 98.
The authors begin: "The ancient church of Killinagh probably marks the site and preserves the traditions of one of the more important sanctuaries of pagan Ireland...It stands on a small promontory, whose excavation might throw a flood of light on that obscure period of Irish archaeology before the introduction of Christianity. Between it and the church is a thicket, in which slabs set on edge seem to represent the remains of a megalith, probably of passage grave type, but the dense undergrowth makes it impossible to plan the structure. This place is known locally as the Queen's Grave or St. Brigid's House. Close to the south wall of the church is a long slab set on edge, perhaps the remains of another megalith."

3Wakeman, W.F. "On Certain Markings on Rocks, Pillar-Stones, and Other Monuments, Observed Chiefly in the County Fermanagh." The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland Fourth 3.23 (1875). 460.

4Johnston, Howard. "St. Brigid's Cursing Stone." Personal interview. 30 June 1998.

5Wakeman, W.F. "On the Bullàn, or Rock-Basin, as Found in Ireland; With Special Reference to Two Inscribed Examples." Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 1 (1889-91): 262.

6Glyn, Daniel. "Megalithic Monuments." Scientific American July 1980: 90.
The author explained: "At first Christianity strongly disapproved of people who worshipped stones, but gradually there came a new tolerance, which was generous enough for certain menhirs [standing stones] to be Christianized. Indeed, in Spain and Brittany a few megalithic monuments have been incorporated into functioning modern Christian churches. I take this to be a sign that the older faith of the builders survived in some shape or form until at least the Middle Ages of western Europe."

7Kinahan, G.H. "Cursing-Stones in Counties Fermanagh, Cavan, Etc." Folklore 5.1 (1894): 4.
The author describes another type of cursing stone: "Not many years ago, but it seems to have died out now, there was a system of cursing in common vogue in Fermanagh with tenants who had been given notice to quit. This was: they collected, from all over their farms, stones. These they brought home, and having put a lighted coal in the fireplace, they heaped the stones on it as if they had been sods of turf. They then knelt down on the hearth- stone, and prayed that as long as the stones remained unburnt every conceivable curse might light on their landlord, his children, and their children to all generations. To prevent the stones by any possibility being burnt, as soon as they had finished cursing, they took the stones and scattered them far and wide over the whole country. Many of the former families of the county are said now to have disappeared on account of being thus cursed."

8O Giollain, Diarmuid. "Revisiting the Holy Well." Eire-Ireland 40.1&2 (2005): 31.

9Richardson, Phyllis, and Dorothy Lowry-Corry. "Some Further Megalithic Discoveries in the Counties of Cavan and Leitrim." The Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland Seventh 10.4 (1940): 170.
The stones are on the north wall of the ruined church, not far above ground level.

10Zucchelli, Christine. Stones of Adoration Sacred Stones and Mystic Megaliths of Ireland. Doughcloyne, Wilton, Cork: Collins, 2007. 144.
The author quotes George Petrie, who suggested that "early missionaries and clerics carried consecrated stones on their journey, and placed them on altars when celebrating Mass. He refers to a passage in the Book of Lecan regarding St. Aire, 'who left no heirs but mass stones' when he died in 737 AD."

11Davies 103.
In some places Garland Sunday is the first Sunday in August, while in County Cavan it is the last Sunday in July. The event, which historically was a harvest festival which including bonfires and peak-climbing, descended from the Celtic festival of Lughnasa.

12Davies 101.

13Evans-Wentz, W. Y. The Fairy-faith in Celtic Countries. London: H. Frowde, 1911. 427-28.