Is í do scáil ins an scáthán An dán is breátha agam Ach déan deifre, tá sí ag imeacht Is é sin mo tá grá agam duit deireanach.
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Irish poem, translated by Rónán

"La Glace" my love poem into irish Gaelic (a translation). For a stroll, in a lost moor, near a cliff, looking at the horizon ... this Irish poem. Irish Gaelic is an island Celtic language that can include 1.5 million speakers, it is official language in both Ireland. The old Irish is known since the 5th century, with inscriptions in oghamic characters, the Latin alphabet will follow immediately after. The ancient Irish poetry is the work of professional poets the "filid". The earliest documents of the 12th century retain many memories of Celtic mythology, Ossian's stories both poet and warrior are published in English in the 16th century. This work will inspire Macpherson and his Ossianic poems. The filids had as their successors the bards, official poets under the princes protection. In the 16th century begins the decadence of Irish literature, a decline that will be accentuated in the 19th century. The renaissance will come from the nationalists who found the Gaelic league in 1893.
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