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July 22, 2023


Every false judge deserves a short life, removal from office, and death without an heir.


In this triad the brehon (or judge) is reminded of the consequences should they err in judgement or pass themselves off as more qualified to mediate a case than they actual...

July 6, 2023

This Maxim reflects a common theme found throughout the BrehonLaws of Early Ireland; personal social responsibility. 
Social responsibility was both morally expected and in many ways legally ordained.  
While this Maxim in particular could be directed at the u...

June 16, 2023

1. their worldy duties,

2. their conscience, 

3. and the Laws of Nature.

One of a large collection of 'Triads' - words of wisdom, advice, and guidance always given in triplicates. Here the wisdom of the Filí (Poets) or Brehons(Judges) sums up the basic principles of perso...

June 3, 2023

A maxim of Irish Law first recorded in the eight century. It is a precept which underlies the phrase “All men are created equal” which appears in the American Declaration of Independence and the underlying meaning is the same.


The Brehon precept is in sharp contrast wi...

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