Mon 3 Nov-1 Dec 2014 THE BREHON OF THE BURREN: FACT AND FICTION IN THE WEST OF IRELAND
Mara is the brehon, the judge, the person responsible for solving 'secret and unlawful killings'. Since the first novel in the Burren series was published, the reviews have been positive and full of acclaim. The Cora Harrison novels will be set in the context of early 16th-century western Ireland, investigating the geology, geography, history, politics, and the legal issues raised by these novels: considering an alternative law code may challenge inherited and accepted practice and open eyes and minds to a more compensatory and restorative justice system.
Topics: •Geography and history of the Burren •Clans, chiefs and traditional society •Brehon law and law schools •The town of Galway and isles of Aran •Cora Harrison and My Lady Judge Mondays 3 November - 1 December 2014 7.30-9pm in lecture theatres A5 and A3 Fee: $50 due by Friday 31 October