Double Book Launch

The Irish Legal History Society was delighted to announce the official launch of two recent publications in January 2018: Juries in Ireland:Laypersons and Law in the Long Nineteenth Century by Dr Niamh Howlin & Guardian of the Treaty: The Privy Council Appeal and Irish Sovereignty by Dr Thomas Mohr

The books were launched at a special event at the UCD Sutherland School of Law on Tuesday 30 January 2018.  Professor Hector MacQueen of  Edinburgh Law School, delivered a lecture entitled ‘Reflections on Legal History.’


pictured: Dr Niamh Howlin, Dr Thomas Mohr, Professor Hector MacQueen and Ted.

Launch of The Irish Stage: A Legal History


W.N. Ososborough launchborough’s The Irish Stage: A Legal History (Four Courts Press 2015) was successfully launched by Judge Bryan MacMahon at Books Upstairs, Dublin, on Thursday 8 October.judge macmahon and robert marshall at osborough launch





Judge MacMahon is a former judge of the High Court and Chairman of the Board of the Abbey Theatre, and spoke enthusiastically about the book.

Professor Osborough explained that the idea for this book had originated while he was conducting research for Law and the Emergence of Modern Dublin: A Litigation Topography for a Capital City, during the 1990s.

judge macmahon at osborough launch

The losborough-irish-stageaunch was well-attended by members of the Society and others with an interest in law, literature and theatre, and Books Upstairs provided a marvellous venue.