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
Gaoidhealg
Pronunciation[ˈɡəiðeɫɡ]
Native toIreland, Scotland, Isle of Man
EraCirca 900–1200
Early forms
Latin (Gaelic alphabet)
Language codes
ISO 639-2mga
ISO 639-3mga
Glottologmidd1360

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]