Kelly, Fergus





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Kelly, Fergus, The MacEgan legal treatise, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Celtic Studies, 2020.

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Work
The MacEgan legal treatise
Place
Dublin
Publisher
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, School of Celtic Studies
Year
2020
Description
Abstract (cited)
This treatise is attributed to Giolla na Naomh Mac Aodhagáin (MacEgan), chief judge of the province of Connacht, who died in battle in 1309 alongside his king Aodh Ó Conchobhair (O'Conor). It is of special importance as it provides a professional lawyer's account of Irish ‘Brehon’ law in the period after the Anglo-Norman invasion of 1169. The castle photographed here  [on the cover] is Redwood (Coillte Ruadha), Co. Tipperary, occupied from the fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries by descendants of Giolla na Naomh.
Subjects and topics
Headings
early Irish law 14th century
History, society and culture
Agents
Giolla na Naomh Mac AodhagáinMac Aodhagáin (Giolla na Naomh)
(fl. 15th century)
Irish scribe.
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Mac Aodhagáin familyMac Aodhagáin family
MacEgans
Mac Aedagáin; MacEgan (anglicized); important learned family of legal historians and scribes based in Connacht and Co. Tipperary.
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Aodh Ó ConchobhairÓ Conchobhair (Aodh)
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Contributors
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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June 2020, last updated: September 2020