The Annals of the Kingdom of Ireland (Irish: Annála Ríoghachta Éireann) or the Annals of the Four Masters (Annála na gCeithre Máistrí) are chronicles of medieval Irish history. The entries span from the Deluge, dated as 2,242 years after creation to AD 1616.
Ginnell's Legal Handbook presents a very accesible overview of the Brehon laws. It is written in a non-academic language and has poetic tones and romantic nuances that echo the nature of the laws themselves. A must have book for any student of early Irish culture.
Perhaps the most important book for students of the Brehon law. A concise and comprehensive guide to early Irish law. In the opinion of the Brehon Law Academy it is the most reputable book available and provides readers with an academic understanding.
This book gives an outline of the main features of the laws and their history, and ultimately focuses on certain themes that are significant to the modern reader, such as equity and fairness, transparent legal process and women's rights.
A selection of some of the best books on early Irish law and culture.
Hennessy discusses the translations of several Brehon law tracts with a primary focus on the Uraicect Becc or 'Short Primer' to the Bretha Nemed (Judgements of the Noble or Priveleged).
This in-depth work considers whether the Gaelic peoples might have originated from an earlier Aryan culture by comparing similarities of language between Gaelic and Sanskrit among many other features of commonality.
In 1923 the Commission for Publishing the Ancient Laws and Institutes of Ireland published translations and collections of early Irish law tracts across several volumes.
Covering a wide range of topics, from the enforcement of contracts and remedies to the institutions of marriage and kinship. I
Ogham is a uniquely Irish form of writing and first appeared in Ireland around the 4th century AD. It is the earliest written evidence for the Irish language. 100’s of photographs, sketches, stone descriptions and dates of ogham script.
The origins of the Irish from the Neolithic times to the coming of the English. So much of what people today accept as ancient Irish history is myth and legend with little basis in reality. The truth is more interesting A journey to uncover ten thousand years of Irish identity.