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Newtown Castle. Ballyvaughn, County Clare. Ireland.

 

 

               Justice                               

A Contemporary Brehon Perspective

Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare

Ireland
Friday 28th - Sunday 30th April, 2000
Burren College of Art,
Peter Ward (Director 2000)


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Close by Newtown Castle, seat of the O'Lochlainns - Chiefs of the Burren - is the site of the O'Davoren Law School, one of three Brehon Law Schools situated in the Burren. Between the years 1563 and 1569, Domhnall O'Davoren and his pupils compiled the manuscript now known as Egerton 88, containing an invaluable glossary of Brehon Law and a wide variety of law texts, one dating back to the 8th century.

The Burren Law School aims to recreate the tradition of legal learning associated with the Brehon Law Schools, allowing the past to illuminate the present in what promises to be a stimulating and entertaining weekend. It will be of interest to the public at large as much as to members of the legal/caring professions, historians and relevant interest groups.


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Schedule

Friday 28th  7:30 pm
 8:00 pm
 8:30 pm
 9:00 pm

Registration
Reception at Newtown Castle
Opening Address: President, Mary McAleese
Introduction to the Burren: Natural History & Brehon Associations - George Cunningham
Saturday 29th   7:30 am
10:00 am

10:30 am
11:00 am
11:15 am
12:00 pm



12:30 pm
  2:00 pm



  3:00 pm

  8:00 pm
Dawn Walk - Burren Mysteries
The Binchy Memorial Lecture Reclaiming our Brehon Heritage - Micheál Martin, T.D., Minister for Education
President, Incorporated Law Society of Ireland
Coffee
Justice in a Divided Society - Senator George Mitchell
Structures for a World of Ethnic Conflict - Louise Arbor, Chief Prosecutor, War Crimes Tribunal
Lunch
"Justice and the Law" A Theological Perspective - Professor Enda McDonagh
A view from Westminister - Tony Benn, M.P.
The Role of the Media - Johnnie Cochran
Open Forum: Chair: Dick Spring, T.D.
Burren Walk - Blackhead
Conference Dinner
Sunday, 30th 10:00 am

10:30 am
11:00 am
11:15 am




12:30 pm
  2:30 pm
Principles of Juris-Prudence in Brehon Law - Professor D. O'Corrain, U.C.C.
Access to Justice - Patrick McEntee, S.C.
Coffee
"Justice in the New Millennium" Concluding Panel Discussion
A Just Society: -Michael D. O'Higgins, T.D.
Social & Economic Rights: -Donncha O'Connell
New Paradigms: -Germaine Greer
Lunch
Burren Field Trip: Led by Mary Angela Keane




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I/We would like to attend the Burren Law School weekend:

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Conference Fees:

  • Weekend £100 S
  • Students £50
  • One day only: £50

Conference Dinner: £

Payment: Eurocheques or personal cheques in all major currencies are acceptable. Cheques should be make payable to Burren Law School. Telephone/credit card booking also available: Telephone: 065 7077200, Fax: 065 707201, e-mail: burren@iol.ie

Access/Visa:

Expiry date __________ Amount: IR£__________

Name and address of cardholder if different from above

Please send to: Ailsa Ellis Newtown Castle Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare. (065) 7077200

Venue: Newtown Castle, Burren College of Art Peter Ward (Director 2000)                           

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