Gael

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Gael

a person who speaks a Gaelic language, esp a Highland Scot or an Irishman
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In the radical newspaper he founded, the West Highland Free Press, Brian provided a much-needed platform for the people and language of Gaeldom.
Arguing for introspection, conservatism, and protectionism, de Valera embraced perennial Gaeldom as the "truly Irish" vocation (O Crualaoich 1983:49).
The discussion of the MacDonald Lordship of the Isles is especially effective, restoring Gaeldom to its proper place as an integral player in the history of medieval Scotland.
In assessing the development of Ulster through antiquity, the Anglo-Norman invasion down to the Reformation, Elliott demonstrates, with impressive skill, how the demise of Gaeldom and the pressure upon Catholicism became mixed, but the `merger of Irishness and Catholicism' came later.
The official stance towards the GPA - the newly established players' body - is so openly hostile you might think its manifesto included a threat to rape the womenfolk of Gaeldom.
The regal union between England and Scotland after 1603 sharpened these efforts to suppress Scottish Gaeldom.
Therefore, when Shakespeare was writing, Gaeldom had its own very formal high register used for literature.