80Carew, 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, p. 56.

The Irish nationalist newspaper The United Irishman exclaimed on July 5, 1902, "We would prefer to see Tara in its green-clad mantle, waiting, as it has waited, through twelve hundred years for the return of the Gael to search its bosom and restore its glory." (p. 93)

Carew also points to the poem by William Butler Yeats "To Ireland in the coming times," as a demonstration of Yeats's cultural war in "defence of a 'pristine' Tara from 'marauding' British- Israelites," in which he grouped himself with poet-antiquaries Thomas Davis, James Clarence Mangan and Samuel Ferguson. (p. 54)

"Nor may I less be counted one
With Davis, Mangan, Ferguson,
Because to him who ponders well
My rhymes more than their rhyming tell
Of things discovered in the deep
Where only body's laid asleep."

(Yeats, W. B. The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats. New York, Macmillan Co., 1933, pp. 56-8.)