There are about 30,000 Irish language speakers in the 3 Ulster counties of Donegal, Cavan, Monaghan, with 17,132 native speakers in the Donegal Gaeltacht. There is also the 5,339 attending the 44 Gaelscoils (Irish language primary schools) and 7 Gaelcholáiste (Irish language secondary schools) across the province. According to the Irish Census 2011 there are 7,713 daily speakers outside the education system in the province.
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