Country: Ireland

Number of People Groups

45

People Groups Unreached

5

Total Population

4,628,000

Unreached Population

43,000

% Christian Adherent

91.2%

% Evangelical

1.4 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (91.2%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale *
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Americans, U.S. 11,000 English Christianity 78.0 % 28.9 %
Anglo-South African 4,800 English Christianity 85.0 % 21.0 %
 Arab, general 21,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 33.0 % 0.5 %
 Australian 2,800 English Christianity 69.5 % 16.0 %
Brazilian 8,600 Portuguese Christianity 89.5 % 29.0 %
 British 178,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 6.0 %
British, Scottish 13,000 English Christianity 60.0 % 4.0 %
 Bulgarian 1,700 Bulgarian Christianity 80.0 % 1.9 %
 Canadian 2,400 English Christianity 80.4 % 10.5 %
 Chinese, general 11,000 English Non-Religious 8.0 % 5.0 %
 Czech 5,400 Czech Non-Religious 26.0 % 0.7 %
 Danish 800 Danish Christianity 88.0 % 3.6 %
Deaf Unknown Irish Sign Language Christianity 92.0 % 0.0 %
 Dutch 4,200 Dutch Non-Religious 47.0 % 4.3 %
 Estonian 2,500 Estonian, Standard Non-Religious 40.0 % 6.0 %
 Filipino, Tagalog 13,000 Tagalog Christianity 92.0 % 12.3 %
Finnish 900 Finnish Christianity 84.0 % 12.5 %
 French 9,600 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 German 11,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Greek 500 Greek Christianity 92.0 % 0.4 %
Gypsy, Irish 21,000 English Christianity 90.0 % 1.5 %
 Hungarian 7,900 Hungarian Christianity 87.9 % 2.8 %
Irish 3,865,000 English Christianity 95.0 % 0.9 %
Irish Traveller, Shelta 26,000 Shelta Christianity 95.0 % 1.0 %
Irish, Gaelic-Speaking 71,000 Irish Christianity 96.0 % 0.8 %
 Italian 7,600 Italian Christianity 82.0 % 1.1 %
 Jew 1,200 English E Ethnic Religions 0.4 % 0.1 %
Latvian 20,000 Latvian, Standard Christianity 56.0 % 8.0 %
 Lithuanian 36,000 Lithuanian Christianity 86.0 % 1.1 %
 Malaysian 3,300 Malay Islam 0.5 % 0.5 %
Maltese 200 Maltese Christianity 97.8 % 1.2 %
Mauritian 2,800 Morisyen Christianity 51.0 % 15.0 %
 New Zealander 1,400 English Christianity 51.0 % 21.0 %
 Polish 121,000 Polish Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
 Portuguese 2,700 Portuguese Christianity 95.0 % 2.8 %
 Romanian 17,000 Romanian Christianity 98.0 % 5.4 %
 Russian 3,800 Russian Christianity 67.0 % 1.2 %
 Slovak 11,000 Slovak Christianity 94.0 % 1.1 %
 South Asian, general 30,000 Hindi Hinduism 3.0 % 0.5 %
 Spaniard 6,700 Spanish Christianity 77.0 % 1.0 %
 Swedish 1,700 Swedish Christianity 57.0 % 6.9 %
 Turk 1,500 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ukrainian 3,300 Ukrainian Christianity 82.0 % 3.8 %
 Urdu 7,300 Urdu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Welsh 8,900 Welsh Christianity 58.0 % 6.0 %
  Totals:  45 4,580,000 5     91.2 % 1.4 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.4 %)
91.2 %
Ethnic Religions
0.2 %
Hinduism
0.4 %
Islam
0.8 %
Non-Religious
7.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.1 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
2.1 %
Independent
1.2 %
Orthodox
1.1 %
Other Christian
2.1 %
Protestant
1.2 %
Roman Catholic
87.3 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Ireland. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Ireland
  • Christian ministry in Ireland
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Ireland or Western Europe. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

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