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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 11.17% of residents had traveler ethnic backgrounds (202 out of 1808)Other towns with high proportions of Travellers :

Abbeyfeale, Limerick (9.36%)
Tuam, Galway (7.76%)
Ballinrobe, Mayo (6.45%)
Ballyhaunis, Mayo (5.38%)
Athenry, Galway (4.76%)
Longford, Longford (4.6%)
Birr, Offaly/North Tipperary 4.05%)
Charleville, Cork (3.55%)

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  1. clare says:

    tis ridiculous….f…g travellers ruining my lovely rathkeale!!!! place is a sham at christmas with the countryside always covered in sofa’s and other furniture dumped at farm gates etc….town is not safe and the police station is always closed as they are afraid themselves!!!we need help