ACCORDING to Census 2011, 596 persons in county Offaly speak Irish on a daily basis outside of the education system.
This accounts for 0.8% of the total population (aged 3 and over), which is 1.0% below the state average of 1.8%.
A total of 28,178 persons in Offaly (39% of the population), indicated that they could speak Irish. This is below the national average of 41%.
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