PIC: Cool map shows the parts of Ireland where Irish is still spoken regularly 4 years ago

PIC: Cool map shows the parts of Ireland where Irish is still spoken regularly

An bhfuil dearmaid déanta agat ar do cúpla focal?

If you're anything like just about every other Irish person, you've forgotten just about everything you learned for your Leaving Cert and have become restricted to 'Tabhair dom on cáca milis' and 'An bhfuil cead agam dul go dtí an leithris?'

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This cool map, however, highlights the parts of Ireland where Irish remains commonly spoken. According to the data, there are approximately 94,000 regular speakers in Ireland - most of whom are situation in the west, particularly in Donegal, Galway and Kerry.

The key areas that have over 50% regular Irish speakers are Barna and Spiddal in County Galway, and central Donegal.

The map also shows the distribution of other Gaelic languages such as Welsh - which is well-covered in Wales, and Cornish (which barely seems to exist at all).