||260,000 in Ireland (1983 census). Population total all countries: 391,470.
||Western isles northwest and southwest coasts; Galway, part of Mayo, Kerry, Donegal, Meath, Cork, Waterford, Scotland (Albain), Isle of Mann. Also in Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, United States.
Ireland and United Kingdom
||Erse, Gaeilge, Irish
||Munster-Leinster (Southern Irish), Connacht (Western Irish), Donegal (Ulster, Northern Irish).
||Indo-European, Celtic, Insular, Goidelic
||National language. Also use English.
||Radio programs. Grammar. Bible: 1685–1989.
||Latin script. Latin script, Gaelic variant.
||Taught as an official language in schools and encouraged by the government. VSO.