Middle Irish

Middle Irish, sometimes called Middle Gaelic[1] (Irish: An Mheán-Ghaeilge),[2] is the Goidelic which was spoken in Ireland, most of Scotland and the Isle of Man from c.900–1200 AD; it is therefore a contemporary of late Old English and early Middle English.[3][4] The modern Goidelic languages—Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Manx—are all descendants of Middle Irish.

Middle Irish
Middle Gaelic
Native toIreland, Scotland, Isle of Man
EraCirca 900–1200
Early forms
Latin (Gaelic alphabet)
Language codes
ISO 639-2mga
ISO 639-3mga

The Lebor Bretnach, the "Irish Nennius", survives only from manuscripts preserved in Ireland; however, Thomas Owen Clancy has argued that it was written in Scotland, at the monastery in Abernethy.[5]