Less than one per cent of the Irish people living in Laois speak their native language ach day.
According to Census 2011, 769 persons in Laois speak Irish on a daily basis outside of the education system.
This accounts for 1% of the total population (aged 3 and over), which is 0.8% below the state average of 1.8%.
A total of 31,311 persons in Laois (41% of the population), indicated that they could speak Irish.
This is on par with the national average.