One of a large collection of 'Triads' - words of wisdom, advice, and guidance always given in triplicates. Here the wisdom of the Filí (Poets) or Brehons(Judges) sums up the basic principles of perso...
Here are the Destructions:
The Three Circuits of the House of Lir1
The Posession of Burach's House*
The Destruction2 of the House of Dumha
The Difference of Cathbhad's House*
The Destruction of Nechtain's House3
The Destruction of Da Derga's Hostel
The Destruction of...
The Senchus Mór (pronounced: shen-kus moor) is one of the most important legal texts from early Ireland and it means the ‘Great Ancient Tradition’. However, the most all-encompassing word for this body of law is Fénechas which means the ‘law of freemen’ or the ‘free la...
A maxim of Irish Law first recorded in the eight century. It is a precept which underlies the phrase “All men are created equal” which appears in the American Declaration of Independence and the underlying meaning is the same.
Take a journey into the past with this documentary. Nearly five hours long, a great way to brush up on your history and provide some context for the times when the Brehon laws were flourishing in Ireland and what happened to change that.