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Unlocking the Secrets of Limerick’s Past: The Enigmatic Black Book of Limerick – laws and lawcourts in our only medieval Limerick manuscript

Mary Immaculate College
19:00 - 20:00
No Booking Required


Join us for a captivating journey into the heart of medieval Limerick as we delve into the extraordinary and only copy of the "Black Book of Limerick." . This precious fourteenth-century Irish manuscript, compiled from the records maintained by the initial Anglo-Norman settlers, offers an invaluable window into the first century of King John's castle and the bustling colony of north Munster.

In this presentation by Catherine Swift of MIC and Thomond Archaeological and Historical Societ, we will explore the manuscript's intricate interactions between royal lawyers, baronial courts, papal judges, and brehon jurists. As we unravel the mysteries held within the pages of the Black Book, we will paint a vivid picture of the vibrant and cosmopolitan world that was Limerick City during the high Middle Ages.

Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the laws and lawcourts of our medieval heritage in the company of passionate history enthusiasts. Hosted by the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society, this event promises to be an enlightening experience that will transport you back in time to the fascinating era of Limerick's past.

Wheelchair accessible


Full Address: Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Courtbrack, Limerick, Ireland
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