It is not widely known that Ireland once had its own indigenous legal system and laws – Fénechas, colloquially known as ‘the Brehon Laws’.
My motivations for dedicating a blog to the Brehon Laws are twofold. The first is that I would like to see Ireland’s native legal heritage better remembered, understood and appreciated, including in mainstream legal education and practice. This is especially important in the centenary period marking the foundation of the Irish State. The second is more straightforward – I want to embark on a personal trek of rediscovery after all these years and I hope you’ll join me!