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The Irish Legal History Society examines, explores and engages with all issues relating to legal history on this island, from earliest times to the present day. Founded in 1988, the Society holds two Discourses annually, as well as publishing shcolarly 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.

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The Society publishes a wide range of books on matters relating to Irish legal history in conjunction with our publisher Four Courts Press. These books are send free of charge to all our members.

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The Court of Admiralty of Ireland

In 1575 the Lord Admiral of England, Edward Clinton, appointed Ambrose Forth as the first judge ...
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Poynings' Law and the Making of Law in Ireland

James Kelly, Poynings’ Law and the Making of Law in Ireland, 1660–1800: Monitoring the constitution
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Murder Trials in Ireland 1836-1914

The book describes how the courts dealt with murder, beginning with the coroner's inquest and ending...
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