The Spring Discourse of the Society took place in The Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, on Friday 13 February 2009. Dr. Peter Crooks (TCD) delivered a thought-provoking and entertaining paper on “Reconstructing the Past: Later Medieval Ireland and the Irish Chancery Project”. The presentation was introduced by Dr Katharine Simms, the Director of this IRCHSS-funded project.
In 1575 the Lord Admiral of England, Edward Clinton, appointed Ambrose Forth as the first judge of the Admiralty in Ireland. Read more
In its 25th anniversary year, the Irish Legal History Society republishes two bibliographical essays by its progenitor and former president, Professor W.N. Osborough Read more
A selection of essays by members of the legal profession, including judges, counsel and solicitors, who explore a number of transformations in their profession both north and south of the border, over different time frames. Read more
The essays in this collection cover a wide range of topics within the field of legal history. Most are adaptations of discourses given at meetings of the Irish Legal History Society between 2005 and 2011; Read more
This is the third collection of papers read at meetings of the Irish Legal History Society during 2000-4, along with some other papers on Irish legal history. Read more
With a foreword by John Bowman.
The revival of interest in the sacrifices made by so many Irishmen of all backgrounds in the First World War makes the appearance of this volume especially timely. Read more
The book describes how the courts dealt with murder, beginning with the coroner’s inquest and ending with the conviction and hanging of the murderer. Read more