Irish is considered to be the first uttered literary language of Europe. The ancient Gaeilge of Ireland served as the seed language for Scottish Gaelic and Manx, just as the venerable Irish gene pool originally spread…
Jeanne - I'd love to hear more about your research. The CUNY TV Irish Writers in America show is great for anecdotal evidence - all of them are asked about what it means to be an Irish writer - and some of them mention Hibernian English - some saying there is no such thing and others convinced that it exists.
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