Gaelic, Gaeilge or Irish Gaelic is the key language in the Goidelic family of the Celtic languages and developed into Scots Gaelic and Manx Gaelic. Ogham inscriptions have been dated to the 5th century with texts appearing from the 8th century. Ireland was totally Gaelic-speaking up until the 17th century.
Erse and Gaelic are used to refer to Irish or Scots Gaelic.
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