How often do you speak Irish?
I want to know if people in Ireland speak Irish often or if at all? I've looked it up and most places I've read say no but I want to know if anyone on here speak it. I don't live in Ireland (I wish), but if I ever moved there would anyone know what I say if I spoke Irish to them?
I live in the East and Irish is pretty much dead here and most people only speak it in Gaelscoils (Irish speaking schools). I don't know about the West. I used to speak with my Granny when I was small but we don't get along anymore. The Gaeltacht regions are where students go to speak Irish and most of the area speaks Irish on a day to day basis. If you are planning on speaking Irish in Ireland please refer to this map.
The percentage of respondents who said they spoke Irish daily outside the education system in the 2011 census in the Republic of Ireland
Proportion of respondents who said they could speak Irish in the Ireland census in 2011 or the Northern Ireland census in 2011