47Macalister, Robert Alexander Stewart. Tara, a Pagan Sanctuary of Ancient Ireland, New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1931, pp. 64-5.

Neither Macalister nor any of his predecessors doubted the identification of Tara's cursus as the location of the fabled "Banquet Hall" of the Dindshenchas. As Conor Newman noted, "Whatever the origin of this tradition, it seems quite clear that this is the monument that the medieval compilers of dindshenchas believed to be the Banquet Hall. Petrie and Macalister readily accepted this ascription and developed the thesis at some length."

(Newman, Conor. Tara: An Archaeological Survey. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy for the Discovery Programme, 1997, pp. 103-111.)