Irish language third most spoken in Ireland behind English and Polish

Declan McAteer Posted by
Monday, April 2nd, 2012

According to early results of the 2011 Census, Irish is the third most used language in Ireland.

The results, released by the Central Statistics Office Ireland, indicate that approximately 82,600 people speak Irish in their every day lives.

With English being the highest spoken language on the island, Polish is said to be second with approximately 119,526 fluent speakers using Polish on a daily basis.

It is said that in Gaeltacht areas, around 35% of people speak Irish outside of the education system.

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