9.3% of the population of Ireland stated that they had some type of disability in the 2006 Census.
The town with the highest percentage of people with a disability is Portrane – with 27.4% of the population. The presence of a fairly large hospital in a small town would easily raise the percentages. Portrane has a poulation of 1532 and 420 of those reported some level of disability.
Top ten towns in Ireland for high proportions of disability – (physical or mental):
Clones 14.8 %
Boyle 14.8 %
Thomastown 14%The figures are from the 2006 census and are from all towns with population over 1500.