932.
Early Irish law series.
Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.
General editor: Fergus Kelly.

Classifications:

1623.
Charles-Edwards (Thomas), Kelly (Fergus): Bechbretha: an Old Irish law-tract on bee-keeping.
Early Irish law series, 1. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1983. xii + 214 pp.
Normalised edition with variants based mainly on MS TCD H 2. 15A (also TCD H 3. 18, H 3. 17, H 2.12 (8iii); Egerton 88; RIA 23 Q 6; Rawlinson B 502, Rawlinson B 487); with English translations and notes. Commentaries from MSS TCD H 2. 15A, H 3. 17, H 3. 18 and Egerton 88 printed with English translations in Apps. 1–4. App. 5 contains restored text with English translations of an Old Irish passage on Caithchi Bech ‘trespass-penalties of bees’, based on MSS TCD E 3. 5 and H 3. 18. App. 6 contains a normalised version of an Old Irish passage on Athgabál Bech ‘distraint of bees’, based on D. A Binchy's edition, in Celtica 10 (1973), pp. 72–86 (§11), from MS TCD H 3. 18. App. 7 contains some of the Welsh material relating to bees.

Rev. by
Pádraig Ó Riain, in Éigse 21 (1986), pp. 241-243.

933.
Breatnach (Liam): Uraicecht na ríar: the poetic grades in early Irish law.
Early Irish law series, 2. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1987. xii + 189 pp.
Part 1: Texts on the grades of the filid and bards other than Uraicecht na ríar: Uraicecht becc, Míadṡlechta, Bretha nemed (with English translation and notes), Mittelirische Verslehren, etc. Part 2: Uraicecht na ríar: dated to second half of the 8th c. Edited from MSS TCD E 3. 3, Egerton 153, TCD H 1. 15, and TCD H 2. 15a; restored and normalized; with MS texts, English translation and notes; linguistic analysis.

Rev. by
Anders Ahlqvist, in Éigse 25 (1991), pp. 195-197.
Neil McLeod, in IJ 22 (1987), pp. 302-303.
Paul Russell, in ÉtC 26 (1989), pp. 264-265.
K[arl] H[orst] S[chmidt], in ZCP 44 (1991), pp. 328-329.
R. A. Q. Skerrett, in StC 24-25 (1989-1990), p. 232.
J. E. Caerwyn Williams, in CMCS 17 (Summer, 1989), pp. 83-85.

935.
Kelly (Fergus): A guide to early Irish law.
Early Irish law series, 3. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1988. xxiv + 358 pp.
Appendix 1: List of law-texts; 2: List of wisdom-texts; 3: Bibliography; 4: Guide to pronunciation. Includes Samples from the law-texts (with English translation): (1) Heptads 1, 6, 15; (2) Bretha crólige §§30-36; (3) Críth gablach §40; (4) Sellach-text; (5) Irish canon VI [Latin]; (6) Airecht-text; (7) ‘An archaic legal poem’; (8) Bechbretha §§45-49; (9) Din techtugad.

Rev. by
Richard Firth Green, in Medium Ævum 62/1 (1993), pp. 118-120.
F. W. Harris, in The American journal of legal history 34/4 (Oct., 1990), pp. 420-422.
A. J. Hughes, in SAM 13/2 (1989), pp. 328-330.
Pierre-Yves Lambert, in ÉtC 27 (1990), pp. 384-385.
Neil McLeod, in IJ 22 (1987), pp. 304-305.
K. W. Nicholls, in Éigse 26 (1992), pp. 173-177.
Morfydd E. Owen, in StC 24–25 (1989/1990), pp. 206-210.
K[arl] H[orst] S[chmidt], in ZCP 44 (1991), pp. 325–326.
Alain J. Stoclet, in Le Moyen-Âge 97/2 (1991), 287-288.

934.
Kelly (Fergus): Early Irish farming: a study based mainly on the law-texts of the 7th and 8th centuries AD.
Early Irish law series, 4. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1997. xvii + 751 pp.
Repr. 1998, 2000 (with addenda & corrigenda). 9 plates, 22 figures.

Appendix A [edition of seven legal passages on topics connected with farming; with English translation and discussion]: 1. Defects of cows and sheep [CIH ii 674.37-675.17]; 2. Livestock not to be distrained [CIH iii 897.10-29]; 3. Value of cattle, sheep and pigs [CIH iii 845.22-846.14]; 4. Roads and tracks [CIH iii 893.22-35]; 5. Calves with two mothers [CIH iii 967.35-968.15 and iv 1267.17-31]; 6. Land-values [CIH iii 972.24-9]; 7. Horse-qualities [CIH iv 1235.19-27].
Appendix B: Units of measurement.

Rev. by
Nerys Patterson, in Speculum 74/2 (Apr., 1999), pp. 440-442.
K[arl] H[orst] S[chmidt], in ZCP 51 (1999), pp. 290-294.
J. Beverley Smith, in StC 35 (2001), pp. 363-364.

2288.
Breatnach (Liam): A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici.
Early Irish law series, 5. Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 2005. xv + 499 pp.
App. 1: Concordance of the O’Curry and O’Donovan law transcripts with CIH; App. 2: Bretha Éitgid from Royal Irish Academy MS D v 2 [Text of version Ai omitted from CIH]; App. 3: From TCD MS H 3.17 (6) [Text of passages omitted (a) before CIH vi 2128.18 and (b) between CIH vi 2128.25-26]; App. 4: From TCD MS H 3.18 (1) [Text of legal fragments omitted from CIH]; App. 5: From TCD MS H 3.18 (21) [Text of legal fragment omitted from CIH]; App. 6: From National Library of Ireland MS G138 [Text of a legal miscellany omitted from CIH] ; App. 7: From Royal Irish Academy MS 23 Q 12 [Text of legal fragments omitted from CIH].

Rev. by
Paul Russell, in StC 41 (2007), pp. 249-251.
Neil McLeod, A true companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, in Peritia 19 (2005), pp. 136-163.
Tomás Ó Cathasaigh, in SHib 34 (2006-2007), pp. 193-195.
Dagmar S. Wodtko, in ZCP 57 (2009-2010), pp. 181-182.