The majority of the country would known Cúpla focal, everyday uses is confined to An Ghaeltacht area of Ireland, major concentrations are in the western counties of Donegal (Contae Dhún na nGall), Mayo (Contae Mhaigh Eo), Galway( Contae na Gaillimhe, my home of Kerry( Contae Chiarraí ), Cork( Contae Chorcaí). There are smaller concentrations in the counties of Waterford (Contae Phort Láirge) and Meath( Contae na Mí).
At present the population of the Gaeltacht area is 91,862. Also I should point out that there is a large population of Gaelige speakers in Dublin and Belfast and other parts of Northern Ireland. Statistic produced in 2006 has shown that 538,283 are everyday speakers and 1,860,000 have some knowledge of the language. In the North 95,000 are everyday speakers.
All government document and sign posts are in both Gaelige and English. I have to say that it was nice to see UK Company like Tesco and Home base have also put there signs in both Gaelige & English.
Some people have referred to Welsh as a Gaelic language, which is incorrect, Manx, Scottish and Irish people speak Gaelic, not Welsh, Breton or Cornish