Introducing the Brehon Law Academy!

The laws of early Ireland have been described as "lost" and "forgotten" but also as "hidden treasures". Today, modern awareness of Ireland's ancient customs and system of justice, a hugely significant part of our native culture, is noticeably low. The Brehon Law Academy aims to inspire a renewed awareness, appreciation, and enjoyment of this culture as a digital hedge-school producing educational resources, facilitating discussion and hosting presentations with a particular focus on early Irish law. In a wider sense the Brehon Law Academy will foster and encourage the education of all aspects of early Irish culture from language and poetry to religion and mythology, from customs to clashes and conquests.

Based on principles of natural justice we find that the brehon laws still bear relevance today and can be used to reflect on modern social issues or attitudes about social justice. This sort of reflection brings the image of our present condition into greater focus and in this clarity helps us to develop our future self-identity. In this fast-changing age it is crucial that these aspects of our heritage be preserved to ensure they exist for the enjoyment of future generations.

The Brehon Law Academy aims to develop a series of educational courses, presentations and materials including a website, audio and visual uploads, as well as written articles and commentary about early Irish culture.

Visit the Brehon Law Academy at and reconnect with an ancient system of justice.






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Comment by Stewart Quigley on December 17, 2016 at 10:32

p.s. And how do you explain this <--->

Comment by Stewart Quigley on December 17, 2016 at 10:28

When did Vertical Lines or Arrow Heads Pointing Up or Down come into Oghm?

Secondly: How does Oghm translate directly to english?  

Comment by Spirality on December 1, 2015 at 23:00

For anyone looking for the Community Radio podcasts about the Brehon Law, they are here...

Comment by Hibernian Creditor on December 1, 2015 at 22:17

greetings Kevin et all, I have been absent but my journey always leads me back here. I have watched with interest and shared the videos shared by the brehon law academy. How are things going with the academy now? What help if any could be provided to help it move forward? 

Comment by Kev on August 6, 2014 at 21:32

Nice post Joe! I translated the piece of Ogham on the  side, it reads: Ogma Cermait, the name of the god who created the Ogham language!

Comment by Joe Montana on August 6, 2014 at 20:56

Comment by Spirality on July 19, 2014 at 12:43

A link that came up in the feed recently, 

Irish History

Comment by Ange on July 9, 2014 at 22:16

looking forward to attending in cork , well done to you kev the site looks great x 

Comment by youngdan on June 13, 2014 at 17:37

Thanks Kev.

I look forward to going through the site when I get some time.

Comment by Kev on June 13, 2014 at 16:18

Thanks Spirality. Couldn't agree more. What's happened is that somewhere along the line someone decided to try something 'new' - tried to make it that  the decrees of men should be the 'law' - that was a mistake and what we're witnessing now is a reaction to that error. All we need to do is become very conscious of the principles that made the earlier systems work for so many 1000's of years and consider how we can encorporate them into our lives, not the system. That change will come naturally once consciousness changes.

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