Irish Gaelic

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Irish Gaelic

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Irish Gaelic

(Languages) the Goidelic language of the Celts of Ireland, now spoken mainly along the west coast; an official language of the Republic of Ireland since 1921


(ˈaɪ rɪʃ)

1. (used with a pl. v.)
a. the inhabitants of Ireland.
b. natives of Ireland or persons of Irish ancestry living outside Ireland.
2. the Celtic language of Ireland, now largely supplanted as a vernacular by English. Abbr.: Ir
3. of or pertaining to Ireland, its inhabitants, or the language Irish.
get one's Irish up, Informal. to become angry or outraged.
[1175–1225; Middle English Yrisse, Iris(c)h; compare Old English Īras people of Ireland (c. Old Norse Īrar); see -ish1]
I′rish•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Irish Gaelic - the Celtic language of Ireland
Erse, Gaelic, Goidelic - any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
Old Irish - Irish Gaelic up to about 1100
Middle Irish - Irish Gaelic from 1100 to 1500
Emerald Isle, Hibernia, Ireland - an island comprising the republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
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SPIKE MILLIGAN One of the most famous British examples of death humour comes from legendary Goon Show star Spike, right, whose gravestone is engraved with the phrase: "Duirt me leat go raibh me breoite" which is Irish Gaelic for "I told you I was ill."
The Welsh, Irish Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic and English versions of the series have all been edited at Cwmni Da's stateof-the-art production centre.
The 'K' sound becoming a 'Keh', which could come from similar pronunciations in Irish Gaelic. This was best popularized by Jimmy Carr's: "Chicken and a can of Coke"
Co-written by Frances Poet and Muireann Kelly, and co-commissioned by the National Theatre of Scotland and Theatre Gu Leor, 'Scotties' is a unique multi-lingual play in English, Scottish and Irish Gaelic and Scots, and celebrates the shared linguistic, musical and cultural traditions of Scotland and Ireland.
He spoke Irish Gaelic fluently but was semi-literate in English.
I am not simply referring to the fact that three major demographics have jostled for power on this island over the past four centuries (Irish Gaelic Catholics, "Anglo-Irish" Anglicans, and Ulster Scots Presbyterians) or even that, prior to that, the Gaels wrestled with the Tuatha De Danann, the Vikings, and the Normans/ "Old English." I am talking about the fact that, for centuries, small but important subcultures have existed in Ireland.
The situation in Northern Ireland is also that it is published in English and Irish Gaelic but as well reflect the two separate communities.
residents who speak Irish Gaelic. All but 2,500 of them also speak English "very well."
Mr Adams told him in both Irish Gaelic and English "welcome back." After several seconds, the Prince moved along to greet another dignitary.
Other languages that cropped up in the contest included Hungarian, Norwegian, German and Irish Gaelic.
The concert will feature renditions of classics sung in French, Hungarian, Norwegian, German and Irish Gaelic.
"Ireland" includes black and white photographs of famous sites, a world travel map, a list of English Irish Gaelic translation of common phrases, and more.

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