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At present the languages derived from that of the Goidels are the Gaelic of the Highlands, the
A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3) From the earliest times to the Death of King Edward VII Samuel Rawson Gardiner 1865
The true Celts are represented by two stocks: Goidels (Gaels), surviving in northern Ireland and high Scotland, and Cymri and Brythons (Britons), still represented in Wales.
k. The British Isles 2001
A wave of Neolithic peoples from the Mediterranean was followed by Celts, Goidels, Brythons, Saxons in the 6th century B.C.E., and then by Picts.
2. Scotland 2001
In the end of the fifth century and the beginning of the sixth, a new settlement of Goidels was made.
The latter were Picts and Goidels; the former, Brythons or Britons, of the same race as those who settled in England and were driven by the Saxon conquerors into Wales, as their kinsmen were driven into Brittany by successive conquests of Gaul.
Goidels in the later part of the Bronze Age, and that of the Brythons and
The Goidels or Gaels were settled in the northern part of the island, which is now Scotland, and were the ancestors of the present
A History of English Literature Robert Huntington Fletcher
Besides the Goidels, or so-called Celts, and the Brythonic Celts or
Goidels and Brythons must at one period have met; but the result of the meeting was to drive the Goidels into the Highlands, where the Goidelic or Gaelic form of speech still remains different from the Welsh of the descendants of the Britons.
"Celts", of whom the Brythonic portion were the later to appear, driving the Goidels into the more mountainous districts.