Women in the Brehon Law

I’ve heard women were equals to men in the Brehon Laws, is this true? Despite what the myths show us, no, it’s not true. Women were just as powerless in Brehon Law as indeed they were in most countries across the world at the time. Regular women didn’t carry an honour price. They shared their rank in law with a few others. They were, um… – Children, – The dependent…

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Introduction to Brehon Law

What is Brehon Law? Brehon Law is the law system that Ireland used up until around 400 years ago when the final nail was put in its coffin with the Flight of the Earls. It worked quite differently to the law system we use today. It has been described as tribal, rural, hierarchical and familiar – meaning a society in which family, not the individual, is the unit. The family…

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