28Condit, Tom. "Gold and Fulachta Fiadh: The Mooghaun Find, 1854." Archaeology Ireland 10.4 (1996): 20-23.
The author notes that the fulacht fiadh he believes was the spot where the hoard was found "is c. 20m from the railway embankment and c. 10m from the lake edge...The site consists of an irregularly shaped mound of burnt earth and stone...A distinguishing feature of the mound is the large, irregular depression on top...[this] may represent the place where the find was uncovered. It is difficult to explain why the fulachta fiadh were not identified or referred to by the antiquarians who visited the spot and carried out exhaustive investigations. It is possible the mounds were covered by the rising lake or by sufficient vegetation to disguise their presence. "