The most common birthdays in Ireland have been revealed
The most common birthdays in Ireland have been revealed, and if you were born on October 1st then you were born on the most popular day of the year.
An average of 191 births were recorded on that date in Ireland from 1980 to 2014 according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
Those October 1st birthday boys and girls share their special day with several notable people including British Prime Minister Theresa May, legendary actress Julie Andrews, music star Dizzee Rascal and Oscar winner Brie Larson.
Unsurprisingly, those born on February 29th can claim the least common birthday in Ireland, with an average of 45 births registered on the unique leap year date every four years.
Other notable patterns show that Christmas time sees a slight dip in average birth rates, with December 26th (average of 112 births per year) and December 25th (113 births).
The data from CSO, which covers 34 years of births in Ireland, shows that September and October are the busiest times of the year for maternity wards.
In fact, all of the top 15 most frequent dates for births fall in the months of September or October.
However, while none of the individual dates from July are the most popular for births in Ireland, the month itself sees the most births with an average of 5,380, just ahead of May (5.332) and September (5,291).
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