Tipp no longer most Catholic county in Ireland

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Tipperary can no longer call itself the most Catholic county in Ireland.

That’s according to the latest census, which says that Offaly is home to the most Roman Catholics in the country – with 88.6% of it’s population describing themselves as such.

That’s changed from the 2011 census when south Tipp was recorded as being 91% Roman Catholic, with north Tipp not too far behind.

Currently, there are more than 3.5 million Roman Catholics in Ireland, which makes up 78% of the population

However, that figure is down from 84% in the last census.