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Statistical Bulletins About Irish And Ulster Scots Published

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) today (10 October) published two statistical bulletins:

‘Experience of Irish culture and heritage by adults in Northern Ireland’ and  ‘Experience of Ulster-Scots culture and heritage by adults in Northern Ireland.’

These two statistical bulletins report on the findings from the 2012/13 Continuous Household Survey.dn_screen

Key findings in relation to experience of Irish culture and heritage by adults in Northern Ireland during 2012/13:

· 16% of adults participated in Irish cultural activities and 21% attended Irish cultural events, resulting in 23% of adults having engaged with Irish culture and heritage during the last year.

· 40% of Catholic adults and 10% of Protestant adults had engaged with Irish culture and heritage during the previous year.

· 28% of adults living in the most deprived areas had engaged with Irish culture and heritage compared with 17% of those living in the least deprived areas.

· ‘A festival celebrating Irish’ was the most frequently cited Irish cultural activity participated in (9%) and also the most frequently cited Irish cultural event attended (9%).

· 21% of adults had a lot of understanding about Irish culture and traditions, while 15% had none at all.

· 45% of adults had a lot of respect for Irish culture and traditions, while 7% had none at all.

Key findings in relation to experience of Ulster-Scots culture and heritage by adults in Northern Ireland during 2012/13:

· 7% of adults participated in Ulster-Scots cultural activities and 12% attended Ulster-Scots cultural events, resulting in 13% of adults having engaged with Ulster-Scots culture and heritage during the last year.

· 22% of Protestant adults and 4% of Catholic adults had engaged with Ulster-Scots culture and heritage during the previous year.

· Similar proportions of adults living in the most deprived and least deprived areas had engaged with Ulster-Scots culture and heritage (12% and 14% respectively).

· ‘A festival celebrating Ulster-Scots’ was the most frequently cited Ulster-Scots cultural activity participated in (4%), while a parade was the most frequently cited Ulster-Scots cultural event attended (8%).

· 8% of adults had a lot of understanding about Ulster-Scots culture and traditions, while 28% had none at all.

· 35% of adults had a lot of respect for Ulster-Scots culture and traditions, while 12% had none at all.

http://www.dcalni.gov.uk/languages_publications.htm