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 the 2016 Irish census [1] and represent the entire settlement area of each town and city (including suburbs and environs). For convenience, cities included 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, Swords
8th, Dundalk
9th, Bray
10th, Navan
11th, Kilkenny
12th, Ennis
13th, Carlow
14th, Tralee
Rank
2016
Change
since 2011
Urban Area County Population 2016 Increase
since 2011
1 Steady 0 Dublin[a] County Dublin 1,173,179[2] 5.6%
2 Steady 0 Cork[a] County Cork 208,669[3] 5.1%
3 Steady 0 Limerick[a] County Limerick & County Clare 94,192[4] 3.0%
4 Steady 0 Galway[a] County Galway 79,934[5] 4.1%
5 Steady 0 Waterford County Waterford & County Kilkenny 53,504[6] 3.9%
6 Steady 0 Drogheda County Louth & County Meath 40,956[7] 6.2%
7 Increase 1 Swords[a][b] County Dublin 39,248[8] 6.3%
8 Decrease 1 Dundalk[a] County Louth 39,004[9] 3.1%
9 Steady 0 Bray County Wicklow & County Dublin 32,600[10] 2.3%
10 Steady 0 Navan[a] County Meath 30,173[11] 5.7%
11 Increase 1 Kilkenny[a][c] County Kilkenny 26,512[12] 8.6%
12 Decrease 1 Ennis[a] County Clare 25,276[13] -0.3%
13 Increase 1 Carlow[a] County Carlow & County Laois 24,272[14] 5.4%
14 Decrease 1 Tralee[a] County Kerry 23,691[15] -0.0%
15 Steady 0 Newbridge County Kildare 22,742[16] 5.5%
16 Increase 2 Portlaoise[a] County Laois 22,050[17] 9.5%
17 Increase 4 Balbriggan County Dublin 21,722[18] 8.8%
18 Decrease 2 Naas[a] County Kildare 21,393[19] 3.3%
19 Decrease 2 Athlone County Westmeath & County Roscommon 21,349[20] 5.9%
20 Decrease 1 Mullingar[a] County Westmeath 20,928[21] 4.1%
21 Increase 2 Celbridge County Kildare 20,288 3.8%
22 Decrease 2 Wexford[a] County Wexford 20,188 0.6%
23 Decrease 1 Letterkenny County Donegal 19,274 -1.6%
24 Steady 0 Sligo[a] County Sligo 19,199 -1.3%
25 Increase 1 Greystones County Wicklow 18,140 3.8%
26 Decrease 1 Clonmel County Tipperary & County Waterford 17,140 -4.3%
27 Steady 0 Malahide County Dublin 16,550 4.4%
28 Increase 1 Carrigaline County Cork 15,770 6.7%
29 Decrease 1 Leixlip County Kildare 15,504 0.3%
30 Steady 0 Tullamore[a] County Offaly 14,607 1.7%
31 Increase 2 Maynooth County Kildare 14,585 16.6%
32 Decrease 1 Killarney County Kerry 14,504 2.0%
33 Decrease 1 Arklow County Wicklow 13,163 1.2%
34 Steady 0 Cobh County Cork 12,800 3.7%
35 Increase 3 Ashbourne County Meath 12,679 11.7%
36 Steady 0 Midleton County Cork 12,496 4.1%
37 Steady 0 Mallow County Cork 12,459 7.4%
38 Decrease 3 Castlebar[a] County Mayo 12,068 -2.0%
39 Increase 1 Laytown-Bettystown-Mornington-Donacarney County Meath 11,872 9.0%
40 Increase 1 Enniscorthy County Wexford 11,381 5.0%
41 Increase 3 Cavan[a] County Cavan 10,914 6.4%
42 Steady 0 Wicklow[a] County Wicklow 10,584 2.2%
43 Steady 0 Tramore County Waterford 10,381 0.5%
44 Decrease 5 Ballina County Mayo 10,171 -8.3%
45 Increase 2 Skerries County Dublin 10,043 3.8%
46 Increase 2 Longford[a] County Longford 10,008 4.2%
47 Increase 4 Rush County Dublin 9,943 7.7%
48 Increase 4 Gorey County Wexford 9,822 7.8%
49 Decrease 3 Shannon County Clare 9,729 0.6%
50 Decrease 5 Athy County Kildare 9,677 -2.5%
51 Increase 2 Ratoath County Meath 9,533 5.4%
52 Decrease 2 Portmarnock County Dublin 9,466 1.9%
53 Decrease 4 Dungarvan[a] County Waterford 9,227 -2.1%
54 Increase 1 Trim County Meath 9,194 11.2%
55 Decrease 1 Nenagh[a] County Tipperary 8,968 6.3%
56 Steady 0 Tuam County Galway 8,767 6.4%
57 Increase 1 Kildare County Kildare 8,634 6.0%
58 Increase 3 Portarlington County Laois & County Offaly 8,368 7.4%
59 Decrease 2 New Ross County Wexford 8,040 -1.4%
60 Steady 0 Youghal County Cork 7,963 2.2%
61 Decrease 2 Thurles County Tipperary 7,940 0.1%
62 Increase 1 Lusk County Dublin 7,786 10.9%
63 Decrease 1 Monaghan[a] County Monaghan 7,678 3.0%
64 Increase 3 Donabate County Dublin 7,443 9.8%
65 Decrease 1 Edenderry County Offaly 7,359 5.5%
66 Increase 2 Clane County Kildare 7,280 8.6%
67 Decrease 2 Dunboyne County Meath 7,272 4.5%
68 Increase 2 Bandon County Cork 6,957 4.8%
69 Decrease 3 Buncrana County Donegal 6,785 -0.8%
70 Decrease 1 Ballinasloe County Galway & County Roscommon 6,662 0.0%
71 Increase 6 Kinsealy-Drinan County Dublin 6,643 14.3%
72 Steady 0 Newcastle West County Limerick 6,619 4.6%
73 Decrease 2 Fermoy County Cork 6,585 1.5%
74 Decrease 1 Westport County Mayo 6,198 2.2%
75 Steady 0 Kells County Meath 6,135 4.2%
76 Increase 4 Kilcock County Kildare 6,093 10.1%
77 Increase 2 Roscommon[a] County Roscommon 5,876 3.2%
78 Increase 5 Sallins County Kildare 5,849 10.7%
79 Decrease 1 Passage West County Cork 5,843 0.9%
80 Decrease 6 Carrick-on-Suir County Tipperary & County Waterford 5,771 -2.7%
81 Decrease 5 Birr County Offaly & County Tipperary 5,741 -1.3%
82 Increase 3 Loughrea County Galway 5,556 9.8%
83 Increase 3 Blessington County Wicklow 5,520 10.2%
84 Decrease 2 Roscrea County Tipperary 5,446 0.8%
85 Increase 4 Kinsale County Cork 5,281 7.9%
86 Increase 9 Carrigtwohill County Cork 5,080 11.6%
87 Increase 1 Carrickmacross County Monaghan 5,032 2.2%
88 Increase 4 Oranmore County Galway 4,990 4.0%
89 Decrease 6 Tipperary County Tipperary 4,979 -6.2%
90 Decrease 3 Ardee County Louth 4,928 0.0%
91 Decrease 1 Ballybofey-Stranorlar County Donegal 4,852 0.0%
92 Decrease 1 Listowel County Kerry 4,820 -0.2%
93 Steady 0 Mountmellick County Laois 4,777 0.9%
94 Increase 6 Tullow County Carlow 4,673 17.6%
95 Decrease 1 Clonakilty County Cork 4,592 -2.7%
96 Increase 5 Athenry County Galway 4,445 12.5%
97 Decrease 1 Cashel County Tipperary 4,422 9.2%
98 Increase new Rathcoole County Dublin 4,351 27.2%
99 Increase new Monasterevin County Kildare 4,246 14.4%
100 Decrease 4 Kilcoole County Wicklow 4,239 4.7%

See also[edit]

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    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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2016". Central Statistics Office. 
  2. ^ "Settlement Dublin City And Suburbs". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  3. ^ "Settlement Cork City And Suburbs". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  4. ^ "Settlement Limerick City And Suburbs". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Settlement Galway City And Suburbs". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "Settlement Waterford City And Suburbs". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 21 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Settlement Drogheda". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "Settlement Swords". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "Settlement Dundalk". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Settlement Bray". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Settlement Navan (An Uaimh)". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Settlement Kilkenny". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  13. ^ "Settlement Ennis". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  14. ^ "Settlement Carlow". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  15. ^ "Settlement Tralee". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  16. ^ "Settlement Droichead Nua (Newbridge)". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  17. ^ "Settlement Portlaoise (Formerly Maryborough)". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  18. ^ "Settlement Balbriggan". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  19. ^ "Settlement Naas". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  20. ^ "Settlement Athlone". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 
  21. ^ "Settlement Mullingar". Central Statistics Office. 2016. Retrieved 29 July 2017.