Irish Language in Northern Ireland

Irish Language in Northern Ireland

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Irish language is a minority language in Northern Ireland. The dialect spoken there is known as Ulster Irish. According to the 2001 census, 167,487 people had "some knowledge of Irish" with the highest concentrations of Irish speakers found in Belfast, Derry, Newry/South Armagh, Central Tyrone, and southern County Londonderry. As in other parts of the Gaelic world, Irish was the main language in the region of present-day Northern Ireland for most of its recorded history. The historic influence of the Irish language in Northern Ireland can be seen in many placenames, for example the name of Belfast first appears in the year 668, and the Lagan even earlier. The Plantation of Ulster led to a decline in Gaelic culture, of which Irish was part - while some Scottish settlers were Gaelic speakers, English was made widespread by the plantation.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135975595
  • 9786135975598