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Ardcavan and Glynn have largest growth in Wexford area

ARDCAVAN and Glynn are the two rural areas of Wexford with the largest population growth, while Our Lady's Island is the only area with a declining population.

Glynn's population has risen by 36.7 per cent to 815 persons, while Ardcavan's has risen 34.7 per cent, from 1,913 to 2,576 people, reflecting the growth of the area over the past four years.

The population of Our Lady's Island fell by just over two per cent, from 582 to 570, while that of Haperstown rose by a slightly more than a quarter, from 338 to 423.

Kilmore has the biggest rural population of any specific district, with 1,919, but this shows only a tiny increase of six people over the four years since the previous census.

The largest increase in numbers was in what is deemed Wexford Rural (part), its population of 9,659 reflecting an increase of 1,327 people, however, at 15.9 per cent, its population rise was only half of that of the fastest growing areas.

The population of Kilscoran meanwhile rose by 24.1 per cent, from 693 people to 860 people, that of Tacumshane by almost 20 per cent to 460 souls and Bridgetown by 111 people to 747.