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Other forms of the name found in the various modern Irish dialects (in addition to south Connacht Written Irish is first attested in Ogham inscriptions from the 4th century AD; this stage of the language is known as Primitive Irish.

The language was heavily implicated in the "devotional revolution" which marked the standardisation of Catholic religious practice and was also widely used in a political context.

Down to the time of the Great Famine and even afterwards, the language was in use by all classes, Irish being an urban as well as a rural language.

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The reasons behind this shift were complex but came down to a number of factors: It was a change characterised by diglossia (two languages being used by the same community in different social and economic situations) and transitional bilingualism (monoglot Irish-speaking grandparents with bilingual children and monoglot English-speaking grandchildren).

By the mid-18th century, English was becoming a language of the Catholic middle class, the Catholic Church and public intellectuals, especially in the east of the country.

Increasingly, as the value of English became apparent, the prohibition on Irish in schools had the sanction of parents.

Irish has been the predominant language of the Irish people for most of their recorded history, and they have brought it with them to other regions, notably Scotland and the Isle of Man, where Middle Irish gave rise to Scottish Gaelic and Manx respectively.