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March 16, 2016

The good rearing of the children was in the interest of the whole community.

 

It was the responsibility of the wider family unit to ensure their offspring grew up to be strong, educated, honorable and upstanding people, after all, the family name depended on it!

Childr...

October 4, 2014

Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) is a fantastic resource that allows you to explore high quality scanned images of Irish manuscripts.

 

This collection of beautifully ornate manuscripts can be viewed in their original conditions as the scribe wrote them, frozen digitally an...

October 4, 2014

Map of Ireland Divided into Great Lordships c.1500

 

 

 

Source: Edmund Curtis' History of Medieval Ireland.

 

July 14, 2014

 

The Telltown or Tailtiu Games were said to have been instituted by the Gaelic god Lú Lamhfada Samildanách – Lugh­ the Long-Armed Master of the Arts, and are considered to be the Irish Olympics Games.

 

 

They predate the Greek Olympics by about 1200 years and it could b...

July 6, 2014

A defining moment in the erosion of the old Irish ways came from the Vatican in 1155 when the Catholic Pope Adrian IV (1100-59); the Vatican’s first and only English Pope, issued the Papal Bull Laudabiliter which sanctioned the invasion of Ireland by King Henry II, Hou...

June 3, 2014

 

Brehon Law & History of the law: 1691 - Present

 

 

Brehon Law

 

Prior to English rule, Ireland had its own indigenous system of law dating from Celtic times, which survived until the 17th century when it was finally supplanted by the English common law.

 

This native syste...

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