Population of Cities in Ireland (2017)

1
Over 1 Million
2
100,000 to 1 Million
54
10,000 to 100,000

Ireland is the 120th largest country in the world by area and with a population of over 1 million, it is the 124th most poulous city in the world. While the country isn't full of megacities like some of the other most populous countries, it does have a significant number of cities with high populations. It has a total of two cities with populations that surpass 100,000, while it has 54 cities that each have populations between 10,000 and 100,000. The cities are split over 29 different counties, and there are five administrative cities which each boast impressive populations: Cork, Dublin, Galway, Limerick, and Waterford.

Like many other countries around the world, the majority of residents live in the urbanized cities of Ireland. While the number of people living in rural Ireland accounted for over half of the population in 1960, this number has now dropped to just 37% of the population. More opportunities within the larger cities result in relocation of native Ireland residents. Furthermore, Ireland's larger cities offer higher educational opportunities, as well as employment opportunities across many sectors, that make this country more appealing to migrants.

Ireland has 1 cities with more than a million people, 2 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 54 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Ireland is Dublin, with a population of 1,024,027 people.

Dublin

The capital city of Ireland is also the only city in the country with a population of over 1 million.

1,024,027

Cork

Cork is the site of one of the world's largest natural harbors.

190,384

Dun Laoghaire

The harbor with its granite piers is one of the landmarks of this Irish city.

185,400

Luimneach

Its museums, art exhibits and history in literature led to this city being named Ireland's National City of Culture.

90,054

Gaillimh

This city is known for its medieval buildings, including the largest church still in operation in Ireland.

70,686

Tallaght

Tallaght was a small village up until the 1970s, and following rapid growth, it's now one of the most populous cities in Ireland.

64,282

Waterford

Waterford is known around the world for its exquisite Waterford Crystal.

47,904

Swords

Swords is an emerging city that is expected to experience extensive growth in the years to come.

36,924

Drogheda

Drogheda has experienced an expansion in its traditional industries in recent years.

33,441

Dundalk

Dundalk is characterized by its music community and historical landmarks.

33,428

Name 2017 Population
Dublin1,024,027
Cork190,384
Dun Laoghaire185,400
Luimneach90,054
Gaillimh70,686
Tallaght64,282
Waterford47,904
Swords36,924
Drogheda33,441
Dundalk33,428
Navan24,545
Ennis24,427
Balbriggan23,364
Tralee22,941
Sandyford22,288
Kilkenny21,589
Naas20,713
Sligo20,228
Carlow20,055
Loch Garman19,913
Finglas19,768
Celbridge19,537
Droichead Nua18,860
Cluain Meala17,394
An Muileann gCearr17,262
Letterkenny16,901
Blanchardstown16,511
Athlone15,951
Malahide15,846
Leixlip15,452
Donaghmede15,299
Lucan15,269
Kilquade14,886
Carrigaline14,775
Knocklyon14,628
Clondalkin14,508
Wicklow14,048
Portlaoise13,622
Greystones13,492
Castlebar12,874
Foxrock12,870
Athy12,855
Maynooth12,510
Dundrum12,152
Arklow11,761
Tullamore11,575
Ashbourne11,355
Crumlin11,294
Rathmines11,044
Marino11,023
Laytown10,889
Jobstown10,825
Donnybrook10,645
Cobh10,501
Shankill10,102
Ballina10,087
Cabinteely10,038
Derry10,000
Oldbawn9,784
Enniscorthy9,709
Shannon9,673
Skerries9,671
Ballyboden9,611
Mallow9,495
Portmarnock9,285
An Ros9,231
Tra Mhor9,164
Balally9,051
Ratoath9,043
Sandymount8,967
Midleton8,891
Blackrock8,821
Beaumont8,609
Ballyfermot8,558
Ballinteer8,547
Rathgar8,394
Castleknock8,301
Ringsend8,202
Kildare8,142
Baldoyle8,043
Little Bray8,015
Cherry Orchard7,924
Mount Merrion7,846
Portarlington7,788
Longford7,787
Terenure7,674
Donnycarney7,660
Thurles7,588
Dungarvan7,551
Cill Airne7,300
Palmerstown7,197
Raheny7,197
Booterstown7,142
Templeogue7,023
Lusk7,022
Dunboyne6,959
Sallynoggin6,916
Greenhills6,876
Youghal6,868
Firhouse6,859
Newtown Trim6,781
Donabate6,778
Clane6,702
New Ross6,695
Nenagh Bridge6,672
Dalkey6,622
Bray6,477
Ballinasloe6,388
Cavan6,388
Cherryville6,380
Newcastle West6,327
Ballymun6,262
Westport6,200
Tuam6,130
Gorey6,040
Monaghan5,937
Hartstown5,882
Kinsealy-Drinan5,814
Carrick-on-Suir5,710
Roscommon5,693
Darndale5,667
Monkstown5,555
Buncrana5,546
Kilcock5,533
Nenagh5,500
Bandon5,492
Roscrea5,403
Confey5,389
Eadestown5,346
Artane5,328
Chapelizod5,296
Sallins5,283
Killester5,099
Dollymount5,070
Loughrea5,062
Blessington5,010