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March 10, 2019

In this video we will discuss the custom of troscud, or fasting, found in the early Irish brehon laws.

Troscud was a form of distress that carried strong social pressure, and which had legal support as an act of due process.

It was a principle which sought to e...

September 20, 2014

When we think about 'fasting for justice' today many Irish minds of a certain age would likely drift towards thoughts of Bobby Sands and the H-Block Hunger Strikers of 1981. While an important chapter of modern Irish history the principle of fasting for justice or hung...

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