38Newman, Conor. "Procession And Symbolism At Tara: Analysis Of Tech Midchúarta (The ‘Banqueting Hall’) In The Context Of The Sacral Campus." Oxford Journal of Archaeology, vol. 26, no. 4, 2007, pp. 425-26.

Newman imagines the new king's procession through the cursus: "During this final leg of the processional journey the king may have been encouraged to reflect on the qualities and achievements of his predecessors among whose tombs, temples and symbolic domains he now walked. He would have been mindful of the gravity of the tradition of fir flathemon, the challenge of maintaining good and just rule, and the perils awaiting those who were found wanting." (p. 428).