Gael·​tacht ˈgāl-təḵt How to pronounce Gaeltacht (audio)
: any of the Irish-speaking regions remaining in Ireland

Examples of Gaeltacht in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But few places cast a spell quite like the Dingle Peninsula (Corca Dhuibhne in Gaelic — much of the area is recognized as a Gaeltacht, a stronghold of the Irish language). Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 9 July 2023

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Word History


Irish, from Gael, spelling variant of Gaedheal Irishman, Gael

First Known Use

1910, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Gaeltacht was in 1910

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“Gaeltacht.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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