Irish (Gaeilge), also known as Irish Gaelic, is a Goidelic language of the Indo-European language family, originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people. Irish is now spoken as a first language by a minority of Irish people, as well as being a second language of a larger proportion of the population. Irish enjoys constitutional status as the national and first official language of the Republic of Ireland. It is an official language of the European Union and an officially recognised minority language in Northern Ireland.
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... The Irish language plays an important role in the area ... Gaoluinn na nDéise the Waterford variant of the Munster Irish dialect is spoken ... Drama Plays in Irish are produced annually by the local drama group, Aisteoirí An Sean Phobal, and the parishes GAA club competes in the Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta an annual Gaelic football competition contested ...
... This led to a polarisation in society at the time, with the Irish language becoming politically associated with Catholic Nationalists who rejected British rule in Ireland ... The growing tensions greatly affected the Irish language movement throughout Northern Ireland and people's opinions of the language became tainted with ... had more or less died out until an Irish language revival movement in the University around 1930 ...
... Of the 1.77 million who indicated they could speak Irish, 77,185 said they speak it daily outside the education system ... One in four said they never spoke Irish ... The numbers speaking Irish on a daily basis outside the education system increased by 5,037 persons since 2006 from 72,148 to 77,185 the numbers speaking weekly showed an increase of 7,781 persons, while those ...
... Anam Beo - Based in Brussels, the first Irish-language newspaper ever in Belgium produced by Pobal Gaeilge na Bruiséile ... Foinse - is the biggest Irish-language weekly newspaper published in Ireland ... newspaper published weekly Goitse - local weekly Irish language newspaper for the Gaeltacht parish of Gaoth Dobhair ...
... said that it would create a mobile phone specifically for the Irish-language market, which would include Irish-language predictive text ... launched from 2009 onwards would have "Gael Fón" - a feature allowing Irish as a language option, including predictive text, which was developed by the company - as standard ... Adaptxt, a predictive texting app for Android, also includes Irish (alongside Scottish Gaelic and Manx) as an available language ...
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“We have tried so hard to adulterate our hearts, and have so greatly abused the microscope to study the hideous excrescences and shameful warts which cover them and which we take pleasure in magnifying, that it is impossible for us to speak the language of other men.”
—Charles Baudelaire (18211867)
“The Irish say your trouble is their
trouble and your
joy their joy? I wish
I could believe it;
I am troubled, Im dissatisfied, Im Irish.”
—Marianne Moore (18871972)