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Local Language

The earliest form of the Irish language, Primitive Irish, is found in Ogham inscriptions (consisting of a code of strokes and dots representing the letters and usually inscribed on the edges of upright stones )up to about the 4th Century, many found in the Dingle area.

After the conversion to Christianity, Old Irish begins to appear as glosses in the margins of Latin manuscripts, beginning in the 6th century, until it gives way in the 10th century to Middle Irish. Modern Irish dates about 16th century.

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