Four Courts Press 
New Catalogue
November 2005
55/40/$55 hbk

Wigs and guns: Irish barristers and the Great War


The revival of interest in the sacrifices made by so many Irishmen of all backgrounds in the First World War makes the appearance of this volume especially timely. The Irish barristers who died in the conflict on so many different battlefields here have their backgrounds elucidated. Every effort has been made to track down their last resting-places and also to locate and describe memorials to them where these exist. The names of solicitors and solicitors' apprentices who were also killed are given in an appendix. Another appendix furnishes the text of letters and postcards written from the Front. This commemorative volume is included in the Irish Legal History Society series.

Also in the Irish Legal History History Society series

A.R. Hart, A history of the king's serjeants at law in Ireland: honour rather than advantage?

Éanna Hickey, Irish law and lawyers in modern folk tradition

Desmond Greer & Norma Dawson (eds), Mysteries and solutions in Irish legal history

Desmond Greer & James W. Nicolson, The Factory Acts in Ireland, 1802-1914

Colum Kenny, King's Inns and the battle of the books, 1972

Mary Kotsonouris, The winding up of the Dáil Courts, 1922-5

A Star Chamber court in Ireland: the Court of Castle Chamber, 1571-1641 (November 2005)

Adventures of the law: papers delivered at the British & Irish Legal History Conference 2003 (July 2005)

A.P. Quinn is a barrister-at-law and the author of Credit Unions of Ireland.

208pp ills November 2005