110Newman, Conor. Tara: An Archaeological Survey. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy for the Discovery Programme, 1997, p. 77.

Of the mounds that were later incorporated into the Forad, Newman writes, "These three mounds constitute the first identifiable phase in the development of the Forrad. It is not known whether they are contemporary with one another or not, but the similarity between [two of them] suggests that [they] might be."