Ten Best Places to Hear a Cúpla Focail

June 20, 2007 at 1:07 am Leave a comment

Out of every hundred people in Ireland, forty can speak Irish, and twenty do speak it outside the education system. Less than five of that twenty speak Irish regularly (at least once a week) and two of those speak it every day. A quarter of all people who can speak Irish say that they never speak it at all.

Here are the ten best places to find a regular Irish speaker. >>>

The Top Ten

% of people who Can speak Irish, and % who Do speak Irish regularly

  • 92% Can; 75% Do – Sailearna in Galway (pop. 1310)
  • 92% Can; 73% Do – Gort an Choirce in Donegal (pop. 1532)
  • 95% Can; 73% Do – Scainimh in Galway (pop. 599)
  • 91% Can; 72% Do – Cill Chuáin in Kerry (pop. 451)
  • 97% Can; 70% Do – Camas in Galway (pop. 358)
  • 94% Can; 70% Do – Leitir Móir in Galway (pop. 848)
  • 88% Can; 69% Do – Dún Urlann in Kerry (pop. 434)
  • 92% Can; 68% Do – Cill Chuimin in Galway (pop. 1244)
  • 87% Can; 67% Do – Árainn in Galway (pop. 1192)
  • 94% Can; 67% Do – An Crompán in Galway (pop. 2209)
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