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Gael

a person who speaks a Gaelic language, esp a Highland Scot or an Irishman
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Edinburgh is lovingly created and delineated throughout, as in this paragraph of distinction: 'This was not Glasgow, with its soft, western light, and its proximity to Ireland and to the Gaeldom of the Highlands.
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.
As Stevenson makes clear, MacColla's loyalties were to his clan and to Gaeldom; his alliance with the royalist, Montrose, was one of convenience.
The regal union between England and Scotland after 1603 sharpened these efforts to suppress Scottish Gaeldom. The presumption that James VI of Scotland would be the heir to the throne of England had evidently impelled him to greater efforts of `civilizing' than might otherwise have been the case and, after 1603, the common enterprise of internal colonization provided both an argument for greater integration between the two kingdoms and the ground upon which a new race of `Britons' might be formed in Ulster.
I could not know O Rathaille or MacMhaighstir, Of all dead poets I would most have known, But knew one of Gaeldom's greatest since, knowing you And being in that of living poets alone.
A Little Bird Blown Off Course pays tribute to Gaeldom's legendary Margaret Fay Shaw at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow, as part of Celtic Connections, on January 31 and February 1.
"Language, Music and Local Aesthetics: Views from Gaeldom and Beyond." Scottish Language, 11/12: 37-64.
When I asked him how he'd enjoyed last year's Mod in Stornoway, I expected him to tell me all about the cultural renaissance in Gaeldom or maybe the merits of the chosen bard.