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The law guaranteeing the safety of women and children during warfare, enacted during the Synod of Birr, is known as the "Geneva Accords" of the ancient Irish. It extending the Law of Patrick, which protected monks, to civilians. The law-making forum at this synod was prompted, according to the story, when Adomnáin had an dream-vision in which his mother scolded him for not protecting women and children. ("Cáin Adomnáin." Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 4 Apr. 2019, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%C3%A1in_Adomn%C3%A1in.)