Old Irish was the language of Ireland’s “Golden Age”, and its classical phase is generally assigned to the period AD 700-850. Old Irish evolved into Middle Irish, the language of the late Viking and post-Viking period. In comparison with Old Irish, Middle Irish is characterized by a simplification of the inflections of noun and verb and of the system of pronouns.
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The Celtic and Irish Cultural Society would like to congratulate the Mullins School of Irish Dancing on their recent entry into the Guinness Book of Records. In July 2006, dancers from the local dance school took part in the largest outdoor dancing event of the year, live on BBC One, when they performed the longest ever Riverdance line alongside Irish dancers from across the UK. Congratulations to all the dancers who took part.