Wexford has a pub for every 576 people
DESPITE a drop in the number of pubs, County Wexford is reasonably well served by local hostelries.
Figures from the Drinks and Industry Group of Ireland, combining the number of pub licences issued in Wexford last year with the latest census figures, show that there are 576 people per pub in the county.
To put it another way, if every man, woman and child went to the pub in Co Wexford at the same time, there would be 576 people on each premises - if the population was distributed evenly across all pubs.
The figures put Wexford mid-table in the ‘people per pubs’ league where the national average is around 600. As might be expected, given the high population density, Dublin has the lowest number of pubs per capita (1,743 people per pub), while sparcely populated Leitrim has the most (302 people per pub).
According to the figures, 37 pubs closed in Co Wexford between 2005 and 2017, the total dropping from 297 to 260.