Rekindling an awareness of the Laws, Culture, Mythology,

and Heritage of Ancient Ireland.

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A selection of some of the best books on early Irish law and culture. 

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Brehon Laws, Lady Gregory, Irish Mythology, Celtic, Irish History, Ancient Ireland,
Lady Gregory. 
Complete Irish Mythology.

With preface from W.B. Yeats, this book contains the myths and legends of pre-Christian Ireland, overflowing with giants and heroes, enchanted maidens, battles and brave deeds. Vol. 1 depicts the comings of the first inhabitants, Vol. 2 contains the adventures of Cú Chullain.

Brehon Laws, Peter Beresford  Ellis, Irish History, Ancient Ireland, Celtic, Irish Mythology, Celtic Mythology, Mythology
Peter Beresford Ellis.
Mammoth Book of Celtic Myths and Legends.

From all six Celtic cultures - Irish, Scots, Welsh, Cornish, Manx and Breton - Ellis  includes popular myths and legends, and brings to light exciting new tales which have been lying in manuscript form, untranslated and unknown to the modern general reader.

Brehon Laws, Irish History, Ancient Ireland, Geoffrey Keating, Keatings, Celtic, Tuatha De Dannan, Milesians,
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Geoffrey Keating's 
General History of Ireland.

A later edition of the 1726 work. Keating describes Ireland from the earliest accounts. Generally regarded to be a highly reputable resource.  

Brehon Laws, PW Joyce, Joyce, Celtic, Irish History, Ancient Ireland,
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P.W. Joyce. 
A Smaller Social History of Ancient Ireland

Joyce produced many works on Irish history and is considered an expert in the field. In this contribution he provides a brisk yet comprehensive overview of ancient Irish society, its laws and culture.

Learn Irish, Angela Wilkes, Language, Brehon Law Academy
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Angela Wilkes
Learn Irish for Beginners.

Start learning Irish or brush up on lost skills with this starter course. Comes with CD and additional internet resources.

Brehon Laws, Irish History, Ancient Ireland, EG Quinn, language, dictionary, irish dictionary, old irish dictionary, middle irish dictionary
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E. G. Quin 
Dictionary of Old and Middle Irish.

Ancient Irish law tracts are written in Old and Middle Irish making translations difficult for the modern student. This dictionary is compiled to give meanings of word roots, sources, and etymology in use at those times.

Brehon Laws, Irish History, Ancient Ireland, Language, Lehman, RPM Lehman, old irish, middle irish,
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R.P.M Lehman.
An Introduction to Old Irish.

Lehman's introduction to Old Irish can help the modern student begin to gain an understanding of the old law tracts in their original state.

Brehon Laws, Irish History, Ancient Ireland, Language, David Stifter, old irish, middle irish,
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David Stifter.
Sengoidelc: Old Irish for Beginners.

While aimed at beginners Sengoidelc is in-depth and comprehensive. Stifter takes an academic approach, aiming to educate the newcomer to a high level of comprehension.

Brehon Laws, Anthony Murphy, Irish History, Ancient Ireland, Newgrange, Neolithic sites, Standing stones, passage grave, celtic,
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Anthony Murphy
Newgrange: Monument to Immortality.

Older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza, Newgrange stands as a testament to the wonder of Ireland's ancient people. Murphy goes beyond the archaeology and reveals the profound and sacred vision held by those people.

Brehon Laws, Tarquin Blake, Fiona Reilly, Irish History, Ancient Ireland, newgrange, neolithic sites, ancient history, heritage
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Tarquin Blake & Fiona Reilly.
Ancient Ireland: Exploring Irish Historic Monuments.

The authors explore and document 150 Irish heritage sites across the thirty-two counties. An engrossing catalogue of remarkable heritage sites is revealed.

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