Friday, March 16, 2007

Celebrate St.Patrick's Day By Reading Up On Ancient Irish Law

The Vincent G. Rinn Law Library blog at DePaul University College of Law (Chicago) has an item about the old Brehon Laws of Ireland.

"These ancient Irish laws have come to be called The Brehon Laws from the Irish term 'Brehon' which was applied to the official lawgiver. They were transmitted orally and with extreme accuracy from generation to generation by a special class of professional jurists called Brithem (judge in early Gaelic). These laws are of great antiquity and may antedate the coming of the Celts to Ireland. St. Patrick is credited with codifying these laws in the 5th Century".
Something to read while imbibing vast quantities of green beer!

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 2:22 pm


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