17Grogan, Eoin. The North Munster Project. Vol. 1. Bray, Co. Wicklow: Wordwell, 2005. 95.
It is possible that the small group of families who lived in the hillfort were those changed with its maintenance. (245)
Mooghaun, as other Irish hillforts, was not primarily a place of residence. Rather it was intended for community gatherings, on special occasions or at times of danger. Ceremonies, drawing in people from the whole chiefdom, would have enhanced the social bonding of society and provided an opportunity for important social interaction and negotiation. (Grogan, Eoin. The Late Bronze Age Hillfort at Mooghaun South. Ireland: Discovery Programme, 1999. 21-22.)