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Ireland: Cities & Legal Towns

Republic of Ireland (Éire)

Provinces

The population of the provinces of the Republic of Ireland by census years.

NameAbbr.Area
A-L (km²)
Population
Census (Cf)
1991-04-21
Population
Census (Cf)
1996-04-28
Population
Census (Cf)
2002-04-28
Population
Census (Cf)
2006-04-23
Population
Census (Cf)
2011-04-10
Population
Census (Cf)
2016-04-24
 
IrelandIRL68,4663,525,7193,626,0873,917,2034,239,8484,588,2524,761,865
ConnachtCON16,935423,031433,231464,296504,121542,547550,6881693500
LeinsterLEI19,5911,860,9491,924,7022,105,5792,295,1232,504,8142,634,4031959100
MunsterMUN24,0461,009,5331,033,9031,100,6141,173,3401,246,0881,280,0202404600
Ulster (part of)ULS7,894232,206234,251246,714267,264294,803296,754789400

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Census (Cp)
2016-04-24
1DublinLEI553,165
2CorkMUN125,622
3GalwayCON79,504
4LimerickMUN58,319
5WaterfordMUN48,369
6DundalkLEI32,288
7DroghedaLEI29,471
8NavanLEI28,399
9BrayLEI27,760

Contents: Cities & Towns

The population of all cities and legal towns with more than 2,500 inhabitants by census years.

Legal towns were abolished under the Local Government Reform Act 2014.

NameStatusAdm.Population
Census (Cf)
1991-04-21
Population
Census (Cf)
1996-04-28
Population
Census (Cf)
2002-04-28
Population
Census (Cf)
2006-04-23
Population
Census (Cf)
2011-04-10
Population
Census (Cp)
2016-04-24
Area 
ArdeeTownLEI3,2693,4403,5644,3014,5544,917475
Arklow (Antinbhear Mor)TownLEI7,9878,5199,95511,71212,77012,967644
Athlone (Áth Luain)TownLEI.........14,34715,26815,6861092
AthyTownLEI5,2045,3066,0497,9439,5879,9191029
BalbrigganTownLEI5,4145,7436,6316,7317,5558,114220
BallinaTownCON......9,47810,05610,36110,6231369
BallinasloeTownCON5,7935,6345,9846,0496,4496,6541674
BantryTownMUN2,7772,9363,1503,3073,3483,2261000
BirrTownLEI3,2803,3553,5904,0914,4284,411635
Bray (Brí Chualann)TownLEI25,09625,25226,24427,04126,87727,760749
BuncranaTownULS3,1183,3123,4203,4113,4523,390467
Carlow (Ceatharlach)TownLEI11,27111,72113,21813,62313,69814,473645
Carrick-on-SuirTownMUN5,1435,1725,5425,8565,8866,661900
CashelTownMUN2,4732,3462,4032,4132,2752,419135
CastlebarTownCON......10,28710,65510,82611,0871150
CavanTownULS3,3323,5093,5383,9343,6493,780201
ClonakiltyTownMUN2,5762,7243,4323,7454,0004,057445
Clonmel (Cluain Meala)BorMUN14,53115,21515,73915,48214,23214,2571136
CobhTownMUN6,2276,4686,7676,5416,5006,506238
Cork (Corcaigh)CityMUN127,253127,187123,062119,418119,230125,6223859
Drogheda (Droichead Átha)BorLEI23,84824,46028,33328,97328,57629,4711276
Droichead Nua (Newbridge)TownLEI.........7,8887,5637,682280
Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath)CityLEI478,389481,854495,781506,211527,612553,16511658
Dundalk (Dún Dealgan)TownLEI25,84325,76227,38529,03731,14932,2882519
DungarvanTownMUN6,9207,1757,2207,8137,9918,223621
EdenderryTownLEI3,5253,5914,2165,4706,4907,003793
Ennis (Inis)TownMUN13,73015,33318,83019,99820,18020,4751460
EnniscorthyTownLEI4,1273,7883,7643,2412,8423,105116
Galway (An Ghaillimh)CityCON50,85357,24165,83272,41475,52979,5045000
GoreyTownLEI...1,7892,1923,4793,4633,505171
Kells (Ceannanus Mór)TownLEI2,1832,1522,5222,2572,2082,304118
Kilkenny (Cill Choinnigh)BorLEI8,5158,5078,5918,6618,7119,807374
KillarneyTownMUN......12,08713,49712,74414,0171344
KilrushTownMUN2,7402,5942,6992,6572,5392,564535
KinsaleTownMUN1,7592,0072,2572,2982,1982,413111
LeixlipTownLEI13,33913,45115,01614,67615,45215,400651
LetterkennyTownULS7,1867,6067,96515,06215,38716,0171903
Limerick (Luimneach)CityMUN.........59,79057,10658,3192838
ListowelTownMUN3,3473,3933,5893,9014,2054,267636
LongfordTownLEI6,3936,4446,8317,6228,0048,710893
LoughreaTownCON3,2713,3354,0044,5325,0625,542425
MacroomTownMUN2,3632,4572,8363,4073,7383,9281067
MallowTownMUN6,2386,4347,0917,8648,5788,794649
MidletonTownMUN2,9903,2663,7983,9343,7333,879155
MonaghanTownULS5,7505,6285,7176,2216,6376,834551
MountmellickTownLEI2,4952,3252,5252,8722,9982,981227
Muinebeag (Bagenalstown)TownLEI2,5732,5532,5402,5322,7752,749288
MullingarTownLEI8,0038,0408,8248,9409,4149,986558
NaasTownLEI11,14114,07418,28820,04420,71321,4931824
Navan (An Uaimh)TownLEI............26,53528,3992004
NenaghTownMUN5,5255,6456,1217,4158,0238,679846
Newcastle WestTownMUN.........3,9224,8805,014319
New RossTownLEI5,0185,0124,8104,6774,5334,393187
Passage West (Monkstown)TownMUN3,4103,6384,1844,8185,1225,234403
Portlaoise (Maryborough)TownLEI3,6183,5313,4823,2813,6393,951205
ShannonTownMUN7,9207,8118,2288,4819,6739,9300
SkibbereenTownMUN1,8921,9262,0002,3382,5682,691407
Sligo (Sligeach)BorCON17,30217,78618,47317,89217,56817,3551284
ThurlesTownMUN6,6876,6036,8526,8316,9296,851515
TipperaryTownMUN4,7724,6404,5464,4154,3224,214336
Tralee (Tráighlí)TownMUN17,22519,05620,37520,28820,76420,8691209
TramoreTownMUN6,0646,5368,1159,1929,7229,8000
TuamTownCON......3,1042,9973,3043,517236
Tullamore (An Tulach Mhór)TownLEI8,6229,22110,27010,90011,34611,444784
TullowTownLEI...2,3642,4172,8813,4143,899340
Waterford (Port Láirge)CityMUN40,32842,54044,59445,74846,73248,3693835
WestportTownCON3,6884,2535,3145,1635,5435,894814
Wexford (Loch Garman)BorLEI............19,91320,1671863
WicklowTownLEI5,8476,4167,0316,9306,7616,752308
YoughalTownMUN5,5325,6306,2036,3936,9907,101487

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