A judge in Ireland was known as a Brehon, thus the use of the title Brehon Law. It is an ancient Celtic Irish legal system that was in use in Ireland up to the 17th Century. Brehon’s were influential in Irish society and many were attached to Chiefs as council as well as resolving land and rights disputes.
View the Related Articles that follow for more details about this powerful and sometimes mysterious class of men in Irish society.
- The Brehon Laws
- Brehon Land Laws