The Most Catholic County In Ireland Has Been Revealed

The Most Catholic County In Ireland Has Been Revealed

People of Offaly, you're going straight to heaven. As revealed by the latest Census research released by the Central Statistics Office on Thursday, Offaly has been crowned the most religious country in Ireland.

Meanwhile Dún Laoghaire need to up their hail Marys if they want to reserve a spot up in the sky as it emerged as the least Catholic county in the State. Is there anything to be said for another mass?

In the April 2016 Census form, 88.6% of people in Offaly put down they were Catholic while 69.8% of people in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown identified themselves as Catholics.

The proportion and total number of Catholics has significantly dropped since the 2011 Census. While 84.2% people put down they were Catholic a few years ago, 78.3% of the population in the latest Census identified themselves as Catholic.

Meanwhile, Co Cork has more members of the Church of Ireland than anywhere else in Ireland. The smallest number of people who ticked the 'no religion' box on the census form reside in Longford.


Figures show that people ticking the 'no religion' option has rocketed, with a whopping increase of 73.6% since the last Census.

People with no religion now account for 10.1% of the population, the second largest group in the country and the average age of this group is 34.

That's mad Ted.

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Niamh Burke

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