Tuesday, August 18, 2020


Brehon Law is the body of ancient native Irish law which was generally operational in Gaelic areas until the completion of the English conquest of Ireland in the early 17th century.

Some amusing excerpts from the ancient law:

  • Whoever comes to your door you must feed him and care for him with no questions asked.
  • It is illegal to give somebody food that has been found with a dead mouse or weasel.
  • A layman may drink six pints of ale with his dinner but a monk my drink only three pints. This is so he will not be intoxicated when prayer-time arrives.


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