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Gaelic

(gā`lĭk), or Goidelic, group of languages belonging to the Celtic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. See Celtic languagesCeltic languages,
subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. At one time, during the Hellenistic period, Celtic speech extended all the way from Britain and the Iberian Peninsula in the west across Europe to Asia Minor in the east, where a district still known as
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also called Irish Gaelic and Erse, member of the Goidelic group of the Celtic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Celtic languages). The history of Irish as a literary language falls into three periods: Old Irish (7th–9th cent. A.D.
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Gaelic

1. any of the closely related languages of the Celts in Ireland, Scotland, or (formerly) the Isle of Man
2. of, denoting, or relating to the Celtic people of Ireland, Scotland, or the Isle of Man or their language or customs
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Gaelic

For automated test programs. Used in military, essentially replaced by ATLAS.
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The grandfather, powerfully played by poet Aonghas Padraig Caimbeul, spins magical realist yarns of family history to assuage their mutual grief, and to persuade his grandson to cherish his Gaelic heritage.
Justice Fitzgerald compared the faction fighters to African tribes then being "civilized" by the British: "The man and women of Ashantee were not half so savage as the men and women of Pallas and Cappamore." Justice Morris, who was descended from an ancient Galway family and took great pride in his Gaelic heritage, was nonetheless convinced that recreational violence reflected a deep-seated character flaw and made political autonomy for Ireland unthinkable.
The banquet, carrying the rather grand title of the 'Ireland-US Gaelic Heritage Awards and Gala Dinner' takes place on October 6, and has been a source of discontent in the New York GAA circles amid claims that it encroaches on their ability to fundraise and is a glorified shake-down of the Irish-American community.
Born in Kilsyth to parents from Glasgow's east end, Fiona has no Gaelic heritage but became involved with the language when she sang in a choir.
It is here that Scotland's Gaelic heritage and modern culture can be key jewels in our national economic crown.
An Leabhar Mor, The Great Book of Gaelic, celebrates 1,500 years of shared Gaelic heritage through 100 new artworks based on 100 poems and songs from both Scotland and Ireland.