(Picture: Getty Images
(Picture: Getty Images

Thursday is St Patrick's Day, which, due to the substantial amount of Irish people who have emigrated over the centuries, is celebrated all around the world.

Since the beginning of the 18th century, between roughly nine and ten million born in Ireland have moved away, with the majority going to the UK and the US.

The below map from Statista shows the total number of Irish migrants living around the world in different countries, as estimated by international migration data published by the UN:

The 2013 data only shows people who were born in Ireland, and have since moved to another country.

In a little more detail, the country leaderboard looks a little like this:

Also featuring highly were France, New Zealand, Poland Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and the Channel Islands.

Happy St Patrick's Day!

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