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April 27, 2016

The early Irish revered members of society who had great skill and learning, making no distinction between males or females.

From poets, musicians, and craftsmen to historians, judges and doctors, we’ll learn about the value given to these members of society.

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April 9, 2016

For thousands of years prior to its invasion by its neighbours Ireland was under a native set of laws and customs known today as the Brehon Law.

During this time Ireland was ‘stateless’, there was no central authority making laws, issuing decrees or collecting taxes,...

April 6, 2016

ÁED   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology

Older form of AODH.

ÁEDÁN   m   Ancient Irish, Irish Mythology

Older form of AODHÁN. This was the name of a 6th-century king of the Scots.

ÁEDH   m   Ancient Irish

Variant of ÁED.

BRADÁN   m   A...

April 2, 2016


There were four primary grades of king in early Ireland.

The most common of these was a simple '' or King of a Túath, but these lesser kings often in turn owed tribute to kings of higher-grades, such as a Rí-Túath-Mór or a King of a Province.


Ultimately this chain...

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