There are 2,603 Irish language speakers in County Meath, with 1,299 native speakers in the Meath Gaeltacht. In addition there are 1,304 attending the seven Gaelscoils outside the Gaeltacht area.The Greater Dublin area has the highest number of Irish-medium schools in Ireland.
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