79Carew, Mairéad. Tara and the Ark of the Covenant: A Search for the Ark of the Covenant by British Israelites on the Hill of Tara (1899-1902). Dublin: Discovery Programme/Royal Irish Academy, 2003, pp. 28-9.

Referring to authors such as Charles Vallancey and Henry O’Brien, MairĂ©ad Carew wrote, "The speculative nature of antiquarianism rendered it malleable enough to accommodate the most absurd British-Israelite theories."
She also noted that "The British-Israelites married the imperialistic logic of Ledwich with the Irish patriot Phoenicianist theories of Vallancey." (p. 43)