1Wilde, Lady Jane Francesca, and W. R. Wilde. Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms & Superstitions of Ireland: with Sketches of the Irish past. London: Chatto & Windus, 1902. 142.
Lady Wilde made use of her husband's field notes as the source of her renditions of Irish folklore. But, as Maire McNeill put it, "She used them more romantically than critically." (MacNeill, Maire. The Festival of Lughnasa. London: Oxford University Press, 1962. 34.)

2"Our Lady of Carns." History Around You. Web. 18 June 2013. <http://resources.teachnet.ie/vmcmahon/history/carnsApp.htm>.

3"25th Anniversary of Sligo Apparition." 25th Anniversary of Sligo Apparition. Web. 18 June 2013. <http://www.cinews.ie/article.php?artid=7624>.
Remembering the event 25 years later, Mary McGuinness continued ""I think at that age, you would not expect to see what we saw but we are totally convinced about what we saw ad there is no doubt in our minds."  She said that the majority of people who have heard their story believes them and "if there are some who don't believe is that is their choice."

4"Thousands Flocked to West Sligo Site." The Sligo Champion. 31 Aug. 2005. Web. 18 June 2013. <http://www.independent.ie/regionals/sligochampion/news/thousands-flocked-to-west-sligo-site-27523139.html>.

5"Our Lady of Carns"
The text was taken from the booklet "Faith and Hope" which is available at the Carns shrine.

6"Our Lady of Carns."

7"It's 26 Years since Carns Apparition." The Sligo Champion. 11 Aug. 2011. Web. 18 June 2013. <http://www.independent.ie/regionals/sligochampion/news/its-26-years-since-carns-apparition-27583659.html>.

8Clark, Sheila, Tony Hallinan, and Sheila Howley. "Tullylin Fairy Fort." Personal interview. 16 June 1999.

9Gregory, Augusta, and W. B. Yeats. Visions and Beliefs in the West of Ireland. Vol. 1. New York and London: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1920. iii.

10Grinsell, L.V. "Some Aspects of the Folklore of Prehistoric Monuments." Folk-lore 48 (1937): 248.
The author states that "...monuments erected during the Neolithic and Bronze Ages bespeak a very strong cult of the dead, so strong that it has even been said that the prehistoric races spent the best part of their lives erecting tombs for their dead, and it is almost only these tombs that have survived to the present day. It seems most likely that the cult in question was one of ancestor-worship."

11Evans-Wentz, W. Y. The Fairy-faith in Celtic Countries. London: H. Frowde, 1911.
Likely borrowing its name from the Evans-Wentz book, a modern neo-pagan tradition called "Faerie Faith" evolved in Atlanta in 1979 from the earlier work of Mark Roberts and Morgan McFarland in Texas. The Faerie Faith made use of poet Robert Graves's idiosyncratic interpretation of the ogham alphabet to create a calendar. More here.

12Scott, Sir Walter. "Songs of the White Lady of Avenel" (1820). The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott. London and New York: F. Warne &, 1882. 503.
This poem may be read in its entirety here.