Brigh Brigaid

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Brigh Brigaid, also spelled as Briugaid, or Brughaidh, (flourished circa CE 50, Ireland) was a woman who held office as a brehon, or judge, in Ireland in the 1st century CE.

A brehon arbitrated disputes and interpreted the law. Brigh is mentioned in the Senchus Mór,[1] a compendium of the ancient laws of Ireland,[2] and her decisions were cited as precedents for centuries after her death.[3]


  1. ^ Ancient laws of Ireland: Senchus mor. Introduction to the Senchus Mor and Achgabail; or law of distress as contained in the Harleian Manuscripts. Charles C. Miller Memorial Apicultural Library. 
  2. ^ Technovate
  3. ^ Joyce