Population of Cities in Ireland (2018)

1
Over 1 Million
2
100,000 to 1 Million
54
10,000 to 100,000
  • Dublin
  • Cork
  • Dun Laoghaire
  • Luimneach
  • Gaillimh
  • Tallaght
  • Waterford
  • Swords
  • Drogheda
  • Dundalk
  • Navan
  • Ennis
  • Balbriggan
  • Tralee
  • Sandyford
  • Kilkenny
  • Naas
  • Sligo
  • Carlow
  • Loch Garman
  • Finglas
  • Celbridge
  • Droichead Nua
  • Cluain Meala
  • An Muileann gCearr
  • Letterkenny
  • Blanchardstown
  • Athlone
  • Malahide
  • Leixlip
  • Donaghmede
  • Lucan
  • Kilquade
  • Carrigaline
  • Knocklyon
  • Clondalkin
  • Wicklow
  • Portlaoise
  • Greystones
  • Castlebar
  • Foxrock
  • Athy
  • Maynooth
  • Dundrum
  • Arklow
  • Tullamore
  • Ashbourne
  • Crumlin
  • Rathmines
  • Marino

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 2018 Population Location
Dublin1,024,027Map
Cork190,384Map
Dun Laoghaire185,400Map
Luimneach90,054Map
Gaillimh70,686Map
Tallaght64,282Map
Waterford47,904Map
Swords36,924Map
Drogheda33,441Map
Dundalk33,428Map
Navan24,545Map
Ennis24,427Map
Balbriggan23,364Map
Tralee22,941Map
Sandyford22,288Map
Kilkenny21,589Map
Naas20,713Map
Sligo20,228Map
Carlow20,055Map
Loch Garman19,913Map
Finglas19,768Map
Celbridge19,537Map
Droichead Nua18,860Map
Cluain Meala17,394Map
An Muileann gCearr17,262Map
Letterkenny16,901Map
Blanchardstown16,511Map
Athlone15,951Map
Malahide15,846Map
Leixlip15,452Map
Donaghmede15,299Map
Lucan15,269Map
Kilquade14,886Map
Carrigaline14,775Map
Knocklyon14,628Map
Clondalkin14,508Map
Wicklow14,048Map
Portlaoise13,622Map
Greystones13,492Map
Castlebar12,874Map
Foxrock12,870Map
Athy12,855Map
Maynooth12,510Map
Dundrum12,152Map
Arklow11,761Map
Tullamore11,575Map
Ashbourne11,355Map
Crumlin11,294Map
Rathmines11,044Map
Marino11,023Map
Laytown10,889Map
Jobstown10,825Map
Donnybrook10,645Map
Cobh10,501Map
Shankill10,102Map
Ballina10,087Map
Cabinteely10,038Map
Derry10,000Map
Oldbawn9,784Map
Enniscorthy9,709Map
Shannon9,673Map
Skerries9,671Map
Ballyboden9,611Map
Mallow9,495Map
Portmarnock9,285Map
An Ros9,231Map
Tra Mhor9,164Map
Balally9,051Map
Ratoath9,043Map
Sandymount8,967Map
Midleton8,891Map
Blackrock8,821Map
Beaumont8,609Map
Ballyfermot8,558Map
Ballinteer8,547Map
Rathgar8,394Map
Castleknock8,301Map
Ringsend8,202Map
Kildare8,142Map
Baldoyle8,043Map
Little Bray8,015Map
Cherry Orchard7,924Map
Mount Merrion7,846Map
Portarlington7,788Map
Longford7,787Map
Terenure7,674Map
Donnycarney7,660Map
Thurles7,588Map
Dungarvan7,551Map
Cill Airne7,300Map
Palmerstown7,197Map
Raheny7,197Map
Booterstown7,142Map
Templeogue7,023Map
Lusk7,022Map
Dunboyne6,959Map
Sallynoggin6,916Map
Greenhills6,876Map
Youghal6,868Map
Firhouse6,859Map
Newtown Trim6,781Map
Donabate6,778Map
Clane6,702Map
New Ross6,695Map
Nenagh Bridge6,672Map
Dalkey6,622Map
Bray6,477Map
Ballinasloe6,388Map
Cavan6,388Map
Cherryville6,380Map
Newcastle West6,327Map
Ballymun6,262Map
Westport6,200Map
Tuam6,130Map
Gorey6,040Map
Monaghan5,937Map
Hartstown5,882Map
Kinsealy-Drinan5,814Map
Carrick-on-Suir5,710Map
Roscommon5,693Map
Darndale5,667Map
Monkstown5,555Map
Buncrana5,546Map
Kilcock5,533Map
Nenagh5,500Map
Bandon5,492Map
Roscrea5,403Map
Confey5,389Map
Eadestown5,346Map
Artane5,328Map
Chapelizod5,296Map
Sallins5,283Map
Killester5,099Map
Dollymount5,070Map
Loughrea5,062Map
Blessington5,010Map
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