• District Court

      District Court Source: Findmypast Jurisdiction The civil jurisdiction is limited to damages not exceeding €15,000; the court has no equitable jurisdiction.The Court has the power to renew licences for the sale of intoxicating liquor and grant licences for lotteries. The family ...
  • Irish Law – 1691 to Present

      Irish Law: 1691 to Present Source: findmypast The modern Irish legal system is derived from the English common law tradition. Ireland is often described as ‘the first adventure of the common law.’ The dominance of English law was consolidated ...
  • Petty Sessions Court

    Source: Findmypast Petty Sessions Court The Petty Sessions Court records are without doubt one of the largest sources of evidence about the Irish population in the 19th and early 20th centuries. There are between 15 and 20 million records dating ...
  • Brehon Law

    Brehon Law Prior to English rule, Ireland had its own indigenous system of law dating from Celtic times, which survived until the 17th century when it was finally supplanted by the English common law. This native system of law, known ...
  • More Relish Remembers

    More Relish Remembers By Sean Masterson I thank you for accepting my little memory story which I wrote in 1987 never expecting to share it with anyone who would actually have known those places and people. I was only eight ...
  • Bookeen Gárda Barracks (1924-1953)

      By John Power (Retired Gárda Superintendent,), Attymon, Athenry An unique insight into the life of Gardai in small rural Barracks _____________________________________
  • Wandering Aengus by Eoin Masters

    The author, Eoin Masters (real name Séan Masterson, son of Gárda Sergeant  Masterson), in the first section of this book gives an account of the first seven years of his life in Athenry from 1929 to 1936, after which his ...
  • Wandering Aengus by Eoin Masters

  • 1850 – 1859

        Courts and Crime 1850 – 1859 The upper floor of this building, now a charity shop in Old Church Street, was the location of Athenry Court for many years until it moved to Payne’s Hall (now demolished) opposite ...
  • 1801-1849

        Courts and Crime 1801 – 1849 Athenry Corporation Book (1781 – 1840) lists court cases tried in the town’s Tholsel, a building probably similar in structure to the Galway Tholsel pictured above. Tholsels were nearly always found on ...