138Petrie, George. "On the History and Antiquities of Tara Hill." The Transactions of the Royal Irish Academy, vol. 18, 1839, p. 140.
"The Monument of the Dwarf is east of them [Mael, Blocc,and Bluieni]. The Cubhat (grave) extends south-east and south (north?) west. Three feet only is the measurement of the two stones. There is a small eascaid below. This grave has a small stone under ground to the east and another to the west. It is found to be three feet at one time [of measuring] and three feet and a half at another."

"This tomb is stated to have been three feet in length, on the first measurement, and three feet and a half on the second To the understanding of this statement, it
will be necessary to observe, that the miraculous power of this tomb to adapt itself to the size of every person is recorded in many ancient Irish poems and prose tracts, as one of the thirteen wonders of Ireland. In one of these poetical accounts called Mirabilia Hibernia, which is given in a Latin translation by O'Flaherty, the tomb of the dwarf at Tara is thus described:

"The tomb of the Dwarf at Temur,
I have heard no wonder like it:
From the hour that lay under the flag
Little Sen of Senghais, grandson of Eibric,
To the largest man of the men of Fail
The smallest man along with him,
Its adaptation to either of them
Is of the wonders of the tomb."
(p. 180)