Irish in Ireland

Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

Some Irish live in Northern Ireland, which is part of the U.K. It has its own parliament and the majority call themselves Protestant with a large minority as Catholics. In the larger Republic of Ireland, which is an independent country, they are mainly Catholics but the Church does not have as much influence as before due to secularism.

In the Republic of Ireland they speak English and Gaelic. Family life is important and brothers and sisters are close often living together. Potatoes and cabbage are the main foods. Most of the Irish can read and write. Many work in industries of several kinds and some in farming. Tourism is a main source of income. Gaelic football and hurling are the main sports. Going to pubs with its different activities is well liked by some Irish.

The economy in the Republic of Ireland is not as good as it was and many Irish have emigrated to other countries.

Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Irish in Ireland.

* Pray that nominal and secular Catholics will give their lives to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the financial troubles will lead the Irish to Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Irish
People Name in Country Irish
Population this Country 4,046,000
Population all Countries 8,267,000
Total Countries 13
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names
People ID 12256
ROP3 Code 104068
Country Ireland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Ireland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language English (4,046,000 speakers)
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language English (4,046,000 speakers)
Language Code eng   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking English

Primary Language:  English

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1530-1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1380-2011)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1382-2018)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in English
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Audio Recordings StoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / Video Creation to Christ
Film / Video Father's Love Letter
Film / Video Following Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / Video General Ministry Resources
Film / Video God's Love Story
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Good Seed Evangelistic Materials
Film / Video I Against My Brother (English)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in English
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Rivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Hope Video
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.16 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
5.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.5 %
1.0 %
1.0 %
Other Christian
2.0 %
0.5 %
Roman Catholic
95.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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