Welcome to the Irish Legal History Society

The Irish Legal History Society examines, explores and engages with all issues relating to legal history on the island of Ireland, from earliest times to the present day. Founded in 1988, the Society holds two Discourses annually, as well as publishing scholarly works on a range of legal history subjects. On this website you can see our range of publications, you can find out about our recent and future events, as well as information about joining.

Our major event for 2016 will be a 2-day conference at Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral, exploring the legacy of Magna Carta in Ireland.