7Woods, James. Annals of Westmeath, Ancient and Modern. Dublin: Sealy, Bryers & Walker, 1907. 276-78. This text may be read in its entirety here.
The initial de Lacy construction in the valley was a motte with a rectangular bailey on the slope of the Ben of Fore to the east of the village. (Duigan, Michael V., and Lord Killanin. The Shell Guide to Ireland. London: Edbury Press, 1967. 144-45.)