Posted on November 23, 2014 at 7:00pm 5 Comments 5 Likes
Early Irish society was hierarchical and divided into numerous ranks. A person’s rank was determined by his material wealth. As a person’s fortunes changed, his rank in society could also change. The class system was not rigid. Every…Continue
Posted on October 13, 2014 at 7:00pm 1 Comment 9 Likes
Brehon Law had some special and unusual requirements for the care of an injured person. The victim was entitled to peace and quiet. The law specifically stated: “No games are played in the…Continue
Posted on September 17, 2014 at 6:00pm 2 Comments 12 Likes
One Celtic custom that survived the conversion of Ireland to Christianity was divorce. Ancient Irish law, written in the seventh century, and known as Brehon Law, set forth several reasons that divorce could be obtained. In the…Continue
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