Carndonagh in Donegal and Tipperary and Cashel in Tipperary are the top 3 towns in Ireland for lone mothers. All these towns have just over 25% of household units headed by lone mothers.
Longford, Dingle Carrick on Suir , Enniscorthy and Castleblaney are close behind – all with over 23% of lone mother households.
Ireland as a whole has 15.43% of lone mother households.
The five towns with the lowest percentage of lone mothers are Dunshaughlin (9.1%) , Ratoath (7.9%) , Annacotty (7.8%), Stamullen (6.6%) and Newcastle (6.3%)
Figures from 2006 Census