The Gaels or Goidels are speakers of one of the Goidelic Celtic languages: Irish, Scottish Gaelic and Manx. Goidelic speech originated in Ireland and subsequently spread to western and northern Scotland and the Isle of Man.
The Goidelic languages are one of the two branches of the Insular Celtic languages, the other being Brythonic.
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“For the great Gaels of Ireland
Are the men that God made mad,
For all their wars are merry
And all their songs are sad.”
—Gilbert Keith Chesterton (18741936)