98Newman, Conor. Tara: An Archaeological Survey. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy for the Discovery Programme, 1997, p. 59.

Newman writes, "Some of these monuments probably pre-date the construction of Raith na Rig and were delib­erately incorporated into it to enhance its ritual standing. Being the summit of the Hill of Tara, this area was probably afforded special status, reflected in both the num­ber and the complexity of monuments in the immediate area."