Category: Ethnic Origins

Irish Towns without Lithuanians or Poles

No Lithuanians or Poles: These four Irish towns – according to the 2006 census – were the only towns without a single Polish born or a Lithuanian born resident. It seems strange that these 4 towns should be avoided in this way. Is there something strange about these towns or something different? Ballyragget, Kilkenny Fethard,

Top 20 Ethnically Diverse Towns

Ethnic Diversity in Ireland: Immigration in Ireland has grown in the past decade – and the 2006 census provided figures on ethnic origins of residents. Ireland also has it’s own ethnic group – the Travellers and this category was included in the 2006 census for the first time. These are the  20 towns with the

Highest percentage of Travellers in Rathkeale

The village of Rathkeale in Limerick has the highest percentage of residents who identified themselves as Travellers in the 2006 census. Over a quarter of the village class themselves as travellers – 26.98% . (395 out of 1464). The town with the next highest percentage of travellers is Bunclody / Carrickduff in Carlow – where

Lowest Ethnic Diversity

The town that has the least ethnic diversity in Ireland is Stradbally in County Laois – the home of Electric Picnic. Only 2.09% of the population of Stradbally class themselves as having ethnic origins that are not “White Irish”. Out of 1053 population in the town on census night 2006 there was 1 Traveller, 18

No Blacks, Asians or Travellers

According to Irish census figures from 2006 – there are just 2 towns in Ireland where none of the residents identified their ethnic origin as either Black , Asian or Traveller. So – only people of “White Irish” or “Other White” origins lived in these towns on census night 2006. The towns are Millstreet in

Whites Only

There are not many areas in Ireland where the population is made up of only white people. In these days of immigration and multiculturalism – there are people of Asian and Black ethnic origins in most Irish towns . Twenty years ago it would be rare to see a non-white face outside the large cities – but