Brehon Law: From Divorce to Irish Sex Magic

Divorce and sex magic are not things we associate with medieval Ireland. However for over one thousand years Irish society was governed by a unique and radically different legal system called Brehon Law. In this podcast I interview Dr Gillian Kenny ( who explains what Brehon Law was and how it worked. She challenges widely held misconceptions and explains how divorce existed in medieval Ireland given it was banned in modern Ireland until 1995!.

And then of course there is the sex magic.

Tune in to find out more.


I am currently writing the second last famine episode which looks at how the Great Hunger came to an end. It focuses on my hometown of Kilkenny and the famous Fenian James Stephens who grew up here.


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