Old Irish ( Goídelc; Irish: Sean-Ghaeilge; Scottish Gaelic: Seann Ghàidhlig; Manx: Shenn Yernish or Shenn Ghaelg; Old Irish: ᚌᚑᚔᚇᚓᚂᚉ), sometimes called Old Gaelic, is the oldest form of the Goidelic for which extensive written texts are extant. It was used from c. 600 to c. 900.
The Irish ( Irish: Muintir na hÉireann or Na hÉireannaigh) are an ethnic group and nation native to the island of Ireland, who share a common history and culture. There have been humans in Ireland for about 33,000 years, and it has been continually inhabited for more than 10,000 years (see Prehistoric Ireland ).
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Old Irish was the Irish language in the Early Middle Ages. People spoke Old Irish in early medieval Ireland, before the year 1000 AD. Old Irish was a Gaelic language, and Gaelic languages like modern Irish and Scottish Gaelic came from it. People speaking Celtic languages probably first came to Ireland at the start of the Iron Age, about 500 BC ...
Irish ( Gaeilge in Standard Irish ), sometimes referred to as Gaelic outside Ireland, is a Goidelic language of the Insular Celtic branch of the Celtic language family, which is a part of the Indo-European language family. Irish originated on the island of Ireland and was the population's first language until the late 18th century.
Ireland Éire (Irish) Airlann (Ulster Scots) Satellite image, October 2010 Location of Ireland (dark green) in Europe (dark grey) Geography Location Northwestern Europe Coordinates Adjacent bodies of water Atlantic Ocean Area 84,421 km 2 (32,595 sq mi) Area rank 20th Coastline 7,524 km (4675.2 mi) Highest elevation 1,041 m (3415 ft) Highest point Carrauntoohil Administration Republic of ...
Éire (Irish: [ˈeːɾʲə] ()) is Irish for "Ireland", the name of an island and a sovereign state occupying most of the island (26 of the 32 counties), officially named Ireland in English, and often referred to as the "Republic of Ireland" and is distinct from Northern Ireland which comprises 6 of the 9 counties of the Ulster province to the north of the island.