Law and Religion in Ireland 1530-1970

On Wednesday 6 June the UCD Legal History Research Group hosted a roundtable workshop at the Sutherland School of Law. Scholars from Ireland, the United Kingdom and Germany  examined the legal history of law and religion in Ireland, and the constitutional interactions between law and religion from the  sixteenth century to the mid-twentieth century.

This interdisciplinary workshop consisted of a series of short presentations and focused discussions on a number of themes, including:

  •     the enforcement and circumvention of the Penal Laws,
  •     the limitations of Catholic Emancipation,
  •     the legal organization of the Catholic Church in Ireland,
  •     the constitution and disestablishment of the Church of Ireland,
  •     Protestant Kirk sessions courts,
  •     religion and the Constitutions of 1922 and 1937.