Langrishes Catholic Relief Act Allows Catholics to Practice Law, and Protestants and Catholics to Intermarry

  • April 18, 1792

The Roman Catholic Relief Act 1791 is an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain passed in 1791 relieving Roman Catholics of certain political, educational, and economic disabilities. It admitted Catholics to the practice of law, permitted the exercise of their religion, and the existence of their schools.

On the other hand, chapels, schools, officiating priests and teachers were to be registered, assemblies with locked doors, as well as steeples and bells to chapels, were forbidden; priests were not to wear vestments or celebrate liturgies in the open air; children of Protestants were not to be admitted to the schools; monastic orders and endowments of schools and colleges were prohibited.

Langrishe’s Catholic Relief Act

Langrishe’s Catholic Relief Act was passed on the 18th of April 1792.

This created a relaxing of some of the Penal Laws.

Langrishe’s Act mean that Catholics could now train in Law and practise as barristers and solicitors.

The Act also allowed for Catholics and Protestants to intermarry, which until then had not been permitted.