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The Honor Price in Brehon Law

Posted on November 23, 2014 at 7:00pm 5 Comments

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…

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Caring for the Injured in Brehon Law

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

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…

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Divorce Celtic Style

Posted on September 17, 2014 at 6:00pm 2 Comments

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…

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At 6:35pm on May 15, 2014, Sarah Nagle said…

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