The Central Statistics Office today released its Migration and Diversity Report which looks at diversity in the form of non-Irish nationals living in Ireland, along with foreign languages spoken and ability to speak English.
Millstreet gets a mention on page 11 as the town with the 5th highest Polish Poluation in Ireland with 15% of its population being Polish nationals. A few years ago we reported that in 2006 Millstreet had by far the highest Polish population in the country at 14%. (see the tables below for details) It has risen slightly (even if anecdotally quite a few seem to have left) while other other towns have seen their Polish population climb dramatically. Indeed our close neighbours in Rathmore had a very small Polish population (<5%) in 2007 now have more than 21%!
|Town||County||# Residents||% Polish|
The figures from 2007 were:
Millstreet, Cork (14.17%)
Bunclody-Carrickduff, Carlow/Wexford (9.4%)
Ballinrobe, Mayo (8.81%)
Ballyjamesduff, Cavan (8.73%)
Tullow, Carlow (8.17%)
Kingscourt, Cavan (8.12%)
New Ross, Wexford/Kilkenny (8.10%)
millstreet.ie: The 2007 report on the Polish population in Millstreet