26Cronin, Dan. In the Shadow of the Paps. Killarney: Crede, Sliabh Luachra Heritage Group, 2001. 244.
The author discusses a "court of poetry" located close to The City: "Indeed it has been known to historians as 'the literary Capital of Southern Ireland'. I recall being told that the principal annual get-together in these Courts was so arranged as to fall in with some popular local event - an appealing occasion which would bring crowds of people together from widely scattered areas. So the location selected for this particular Court - the spot, to this day, known as the 'Seana-Chúirt' - was ideal. It was a short quarter-mile from The City, where vast number assembled on May Day each year. Poet-scholars from the 'Southern Region," from BalIyvourney and Coolea, were not strangers here. Indeed Eoghan Rua Ó Súilleabháin, one of the most famous Gaelic poets of that era, was a product of this well-known court. Sadly, this famous ruin has gone."