Law and The Idea of Liberty in Ireland: From Magna Carta to the Present
What is the place of Ireland in the story of Magna Carta’s global dissemination? Four centuries before the Great Charter crossed the Atlantic, it was already implanted across the Irish Sea. A two-day conference in the Music Room of Christ Church Cathedral will explore the legal-historical background to Magna Carta in Ireland, the reception of the charter into English law in Ireland, the political and polemical uses to which the charter was put, and its twentieth and twentieth-first century invocations as a living presence in contemporary Irish law.
The conference takes place on 25 and 26 November and places can be booked via Eventbrite.
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Further details are available here.
The Society gratefully acknowledges the support so generously given by the sponsors of this conference and without which it could not have taken place.
- Christ Church Cathedral Library and Archives Committee
- The Grace Lawless Lee Fund, Trinity College Dublin
- The Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin
- The Humanities Institute, University College Dublin.
- Sir Anthony Hart
- The Law Society of Ireland
The Society would also like to thank its publishers Four Courts Press for sponsoring the coffee break on Friday and the publishers whose leaflets are enclosed in the conference pack.