61Newman, Conor. Tara: An Archaeological Survey. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy for the Discovery Programme, 1997, pp. 177-80.

The difficulty of understanding the complex multi-epoch use of the area of the Rath of the Synods is partially due to the burials in the eastern part of the churchyard, which have probably destroyed or made incomprehensible much of the underground archaeological remains. (pp. 91-8).