Irish Language in Northern Ireland

Irish Language In Northern Ireland

The Irish language (also known as Irish Gaelic) (Irish: Gaeilge) is a minority language in Northern Ireland. The dialect spoken there is known as Ulster Irish.

According to the 2001 Census, 167,487 people (10.4% of the population) had "some knowledge of Irish" with the highest concentrations of Irish speakers found in Belfast, Derry, Newry and south Armagh, central Tyrone (between Dungannon and Omagh), and southern County Londonderry (near Maghera).

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