2"Rostellan Portal Tomb" Megalithic Monuments Of Ireland. Web. 14 Dec. 2011. <http://www.megalithicmonumentsofireland.com/COUNTIES/CORK/Rostellan_PortalTomb.html>.
Due to its unusual orientation, and also due to its being repaired by Dr. Wise in the middle of the nineteenth century, some have suggested that the dolmen may be a fake, of entirely of modern construction. Others have described it as resembling a kist, rather than a portal tomb. An article in The Irish Naturalist following the account of the exploration of the Rostellan Dolmen describes a similarly submerged specimen near Etel, Morbihan, in NW France. ("A Parallel to the Submerged Cromleac of Rostellan, Co. Cork." The Irish Naturalist 19.3 (1910): 49.)