Gaelic language

   The Gaelic is a language that is a member of the Goidelic group of the Celtic branch of the Indo-European family of languages. The Goidelic group of languages is also sometimes called Gaelic. It includes Irish, Gaelic, and Manx.
   Because of the activities of the Irish League, Irish has had a strong revival. During the early days of the Irish Free State the use of the language was encouraged, and in 1942 Irish became part of the cur­riculum of the schools of the Republic of Ireland, known as Eire.
   Gaelic is spoken by about 100,000 people in the Scottish Highlands. To them the language is known as Gaedhelig, and they are Gaels. There is a Gaelic renaissance movement. It is centered in Inverness, Scotland, with branches in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Members of this movement have produced poetry and fiction.
   Manx is a language spoken on the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea. This language is almost extinct.