Ten Most Godless Rural Irish Places

January 22, 2008 at 12:04 am Leave a comment

One in every four people in Coolmountain, County Cork, has no religion, and the ten most godless rural Irish areas are all in Cork, Clare and Kerry. Here are the top ten, based on the recently-released Small Area Census Statistics. >>>

Ten Most Godless Rural Irish Places

  • 26.4% – Coolmountain, County Cork (443 people, 117 of no religion)
  • 25.6% – Coolagh, County Cork (176 people, 45 of no religion)
  • 24.5% – Caherhurley, County Clare (188 people, 46 of no religion)
  • 22.6% – Carran, County Clare (115 people, 26 of no religion)
  • 21.0% – Mealagh, County Cork (334 people, 70 of no religion)
  • 20.5% – Ballybane, County Cork (254 people, 52 of no religion)
  • 19.8% – Dromore, County Kerry (248 people, 49 of no religion)
  • 19.6% – Inishcaltra, County Clare (337 people, 66 of no religion)
  • 19.2% – Glendree, County Clare (146 people, 28 of no religion)
  • 19.2% – Tahilla, County Kerry (193 people, 37 of no religion)

The average for the State is 4.4% (approx 4.2m people, approx 70,000 of no religion). The actual average is probably higher, for reasons explained here.


Entry filed under: Culture, Ireland, Religion.

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