List of urban areas in the Republic of Ireland by population

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This is a list of urban areas in Ireland by population. The one hundred largest towns are listed. Populations are from Table 7, Volume 1 of the 2011 Irish census[1] and represent the entire settlement area of each town and city (including suburbs and environs). For convenience, cities included and are shown in bold and county towns and cities are highlighted in green.

1st, Dublin
2nd, Cork
3rd, Limerick
4th, Galway
5th, Waterford
6th, Drogheda
7th, Dundalk
8th, Swords
9th, Bray
10th, Navan
11th, Ennis
12th, Kilkenny
13th, Tralee
14th, Carlow
Rank 2011 Change since 2006 Urban Area County Population 2011 Increase since 2006
1 Steady 0 Dublin[a] County Dublin 1,110,627[2] 6.2%
2 Steady 0 Cork[a] County Cork 198,582[3] 4.3%
3 Steady 0 Limerick[a] County Limerick & County Clare 91,454[4] 0.8%
4 Steady 0 Galway[a] County Galway 76,778[5] 5.6%
5 Steady 0 Waterford County Waterford & County Kilkenny 51,519[6] 4.7%
6 Steady 0 Drogheda County Louth & County Meath 38,578[7] 9.9%
7 Steady 0 Dundalk[a] County Louth 37,816[8] 7.8%
8 Steady 0 Swords[a][b] Fingal 36,924[9] 8.6%
9 Steady 0 Bray County Wicklow & County Dublin 31,872[10] -0.1%
10 Steady 0 Navan[a] County Meath 28,559[11] 14.9%
11 Steady 0 Ennis[a] County Clare 25,360[12] 4.6%
12 Increase 1 Kilkenny[a][c] County Kilkenny 24,423[13] 10.1%
13 Decrease 1 Tralee[a] County Kerry 23,693[14] 4.2%
14 Steady 0 Carlow[a] County Carlow & County Laois 23,030[15] 11.1%
15 Increase 2 Newbridge County Kildare 21,561[16] 16.4%
16 Decrease 1 Naas[a] County Kildare 20,713[17] 3.3%
17 Increase 4 Athlone County Westmeath & County Roscommon 20,153[18] 14.9%
18 Increase 9 Portlaoise[a] County Laois 20,145[19] 37.9%
19 Decrease 1 Mullingar[a] County Westmeath 20,103[20] 9.2%
20 Decrease 1 Wexford[a] County Wexford 20,072[21] 10.5%
21 Increase 3 Balbriggan County Dublin 19,960[22] 28.3%
22 Decrease 2 Letterkenny County Donegal 19,588[23] 11.4%
23 Decrease 1 Celbridge County Kildare 19,537[24] 13.2%
24 Decrease 8 Sligo[a] County Sligo 19,452[25] 0.3%
25 Decrease 2 Clonmel County Tipperary & County Waterford 17,908[26] 5.3%
26 Increase 3 Greystones County Wicklow 17,468[27] 19.9%
27 Decrease 2 Malahide County Dublin 15,846[28] 6.1%
28 Decrease 2 Leixlip County Kildare 15,452[29] 5.3%
29 Increase 2 Carrigaline County Cork 14,775[30] 15.1%
30 Steady 0 Tullamore[a] County Offaly 14,361[31] 11.1%
31 Decrease 3 Killarney County Kerry 14,219[32] -2.6%
32 Increase 1 Arklow County Wicklow 13,009[33] 10.6%
33 Decrease 2 Maynooth County Kildare 12,510[34] 16.8%
34 Steady 0 Cobh County Cork 12,347[35] 9.2%
35 Decrease 3 Castlebar[a] County Mayo 12,318[36] 3.6%
36 Increase 3 Midleton County Cork 12,001[37] 19.4%
37 Steady 0 Mallow County Cork 11,605[38] 13.3%
38 Increase 9 Ashbourne County Meath 11,355[39] 33.1%
39 Decrease 3 Ballina County Mayo 11,086[40] 6.5%
40 Increase 5 Laytown-Bettystown-Mornington County Meath 10,889[41] 21.3%
41 Steady 0 Enniscorthy County Wexford 10,838[42] 13.6%
42 Decrease 4 Wicklow[a] County Wicklow 10,356[43] 2.8%
43 Decrease 3 Tramore County Waterford 10,328[44] 7.2%
44 Increase 7 Cavan[a] County Cavan 10,205[45] 29.5%
45 Increase 5 Athy County Kildare 9,926 20.8%
46 Decrease 3 Shannon County Clare 9,673 4.9%
47 Decrease 5 Skerries County Dublin 9,671 1.4%
48 Decrease 2 Longford[a] County Longford 9,601 8.7%
49 Decrease 1 Dungarvan[a] County Waterford 9,427 12.7%
50 Decrease 6 Portmarnock County Dublin 9,285 3.4%
51 Decrease 2 Rush County Dublin 9,231 11.4%
52 Increase 5 Gorey County Wexford 9,114 26.7%
53 Increase 3 Ratoath County Meath 9,043 24.7%
54 Decrease 2 Nenagh[a] County Tipperary 8,439 8.9%
55 Increase 5 Trim County Meath 8,268 20.3%
56 Increase 2 Tuam County Galway 8,242 19.7%
57 Decrease 4 New Ross County Wexford 8,151 5.7%
58 Decrease 3 Kildare County Kildare 8,142 8.0%
59 Decrease 5 Thurles County Tipperary 7,933 3.3%
60 Steady 0 Youghal County Cork 7,794 14.9%
61 Increase 2 Portarlington County Laois & County Offaly 7,788 29.7%
62 Decrease 1 Monaghan[a] County Monaghan 7,452 11.1%
63 Increase 10 Lusk County Dublin 7,022 34.1%
64 Increase 2 Edenderry County Offaly 6,977 18.5%
65 Increase 4 Dunboyne County Meath 6,959 21.8%
66 Decrease 2 Buncrana County Donegal 6,839 15.7%
67 Decrease 3 Donabate County Dublin 6,778 23.3%
68 Increase 11 Clane County Kildare 6,702 34.9%
69 Decrease 7 Ballinasloe County Galway & County Roscommon 6,659 5.6%
70 Decrease 2 Bandon County Cork 6,640 14.1%
71 Decrease 4 Fermoy County Cork 6,489 10.5%
72 Increase 3 Newcastle West County Limerick 6,327 24.1%
73 Decrease 2 Westport County Mayo 6,063 10.7%
74 Decrease 9 Carrick-on-Suir County Tipperary & County Waterford 5,931 0.4%
75 Decrease 3 Kells County Meath 5,888 12.2%
76 Steady 0 Birr County Offaly & County Tipperary 5,822 14.6%
77 Increase 15 Kinsealy-Drinan County Dublin 5,814 59.2%
78 Decrease 4 Passage West County Cork 5,790 11.3%
79 Decrease 1 Roscommon[a] County Roscommon 5,693 13.5%
80 Increase 7 Kilcock County Kildare 5,533 35.0%
81 Decrease 1 Roscrea County Tipperary 5,403 7.3%
82 Decrease 5 Tipperary County Tipperary 5,310 4.8%
83 Increase 8 Sallins County Kildare 5,283 38.8%
84 Decrease 2 Loughrea County Galway 5,062 11.7%
85 Increase 5 Blessington County Wicklow 5,010 24.7%
86 Decrease 5 Ardee County Louth 4,927 5.0%
87 Decrease 4 Carrickmacross County Monaghan 4,925 12.3%
88 Steady 0 Kinsale County Cork 4,893 19.4%
89 Decrease 4 Ballybofey-Stranorlar County Donegal 4,852 16.2%
90 Decrease 6 Listowel County Kerry 4,832 11.4%
91 Decrease 3 Oranmore County Galway 4,799 36.6%
92 Decrease 3 Mountmellick County Laois 4,735 16.4%
93 Decrease 7 Clonakilty County Cork 4,721 13.6%
94 Increase new Carrigtwohill County Cork 4,551 63.6%
95 Increase new Cashel County Tipperary 4,051 38.0%
96 Increase 3 Kilcoole County Wicklow 4,049 24.5%
97 Increase 3 Duleek County Meath 3,988 23.2%
98 Increase new Carrick-on-Shannon[a] County Leitrim 3,980 25.8%
99 Increase new Tullow County Carlow 3,972 30.3%
100 Increase new Athenry County Galway 3,950 23.2%

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z        indicates this city or town is the county town of its respective county.
  2. ^ Swords is the county town of Fingal, an administrative county within the traditional County Dublin.
  3. ^ Kilkenny, while officially a borough, may legally call itself a city.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Central Statistics Office Ireland: Census 2011 Results, Volume 1, Table 7 - Population Classified by Area.
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  3. ^ "Settlement Cork City And Suburbs". Central Statistics Office. 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Settlement Limerick City And Suburbs". Central Statistics Office. 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Settlement Galway City And Suburbs". Central Statistics Office. 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Settlement Waterford City And Suburbs". Central Statistics Office. 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Settlement Drogheda Legal Town And Its Environs". Central Statistics Office. 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  8. ^ "Settlement Dundalk Legal Town And Its Environs". Central Statistics Office. 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Settlement Swords". Central Statistics Office. 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  10. ^ "Settlement Bray Legal Town And Its Environs". Central Statistics Office. 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  11. ^ "Settlement Navan (An Uaimh) Legal Town And Its Environs". Central Statistics Office. 2011. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
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