10White, James G. Historical and Topographical Notes, Etc. on Buttevant, Castletownroche, Doneraile, Mallow, and Places in Their Vicinity. Vol. 1. Cork: Guy and Co., Ltd., 1905. 1-5.
John Windele wrote that on a previous visit he had seen five pillars, but there were but four when he returned in 1852 (MS J. Windele "Cork W. and N.E." p. 79).
Col. White reported seeing faint circle markings on some of the pillar stones.