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Image of a page from Brehon law tract. The legal system  Medieval Gaelic Ireland had a sophisticated legal system known as the Brehon law. Discover what inheritance rights women and illegitimate children enjoyed under the system.

Image of a page from Brehon law tract. The legal system Medieval Gaelic Ireland had a sophisticated legal system known as the Brehon law. Discover what inheritance rights women and illegitimate children enjoyed under the system.

The political structure. Medieval Gaelic Ireland was ruled by up to 60 chieftains whose power was dependent on their political status. Find out how lines of succession, authority and land ownership were determined.

The political structure. Medieval Gaelic Ireland was ruled by up to 60 chieftains whose power was dependent on their political status. Find out how lines of succession, authority and land ownership were determined.

Much of our knowledge of early #medieval #Ireland comes from a rich literature written in a variety of genres and in two languages, Irish and Latin. This book is the first full, interdisciplinary examination of the Irish literate elite and their social contexts between ca. 400-1000 AD. It considers the role played by Hiberno-Latin authors, the expansion of vernacular #literacy and the key place of monasteries within the literate landscape.

Much of our knowledge of early #medieval #Ireland comes from a rich literature written in a variety of genres and in two languages, Irish and Latin. This book is the first full, interdisciplinary examination of the Irish literate elite and their social contexts between ca. 400-1000 AD. It considers the role played by Hiberno-Latin authors, the expansion of vernacular #literacy and the key place of monasteries within the literate landscape.

11th-12th cent Celtic (Ireland) Copper alloy pin with cruciform head, decorated with interlace knot; oval section shank with mid-stem bulge. -British Museum

11th-12th cent Celtic (Ireland) Copper alloy pin with cruciform head, decorated with interlace knot; oval section shank with mid-stem bulge. -British Museum

Grá mo chroí--Irish Gaelic for "love of my heart."  Phonetic pronunciation is (roughly) "graw muh khree " --the ch in chroi is pronounced like the ch in loch or Bach.

Grá mo chroí--Irish Gaelic for "love of my heart." Phonetic pronunciation is (roughly) "graw muh khree " --the ch in chroi is pronounced like the ch in loch or Bach.

Scotland's oldest book - Edinburgh University. The Celtic Psalter is described as Scotland's Book of Kells. The pocket sized book of Psalms is housed at the University, where it went on display in 2009 for the first time. Created in the 11th century AD making it Scotland's oldest surviving book at 938 years old!

Scotland's oldest book - Edinburgh University. The Celtic Psalter is described as Scotland's Book of Kells. The pocket sized book of Psalms is housed at the University, where it went on display in 2009 for the first time. Created in the 11th century AD making it Scotland's oldest surviving book at 938 years old!

The Round Tower, Devenish, Co Fermanagh Devenish Monastic Site is generally considered to be the most important of Lough Erne's many island church settlements. Devenish was founded in the 6th century by St Molaise.It was raided by Vikings in 837 and burned in 1157. There are extensive low earthworks on the hillside, but the earliest buildings are St Molaise's House (a very small church) and the fine round tower close by, both with striking Romanesque decorations from the 12th century.

The Round Tower, Devenish, Co Fermanagh Devenish Monastic Site is generally considered to be the most important of Lough Erne's many island church settlements. Devenish was founded in the 6th century by St Molaise.It was raided by Vikings in 837 and burned in 1157. There are extensive low earthworks on the hillside, but the earliest buildings are St Molaise's House (a very small church) and the fine round tower close by, both with striking Romanesque decorations from the 12th century.

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