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Ireland: Provinces & Major 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
Population
Census (Cp)
2022-04-03
 
IrelandIRL68,4663,525,7193,626,0873,917,2034,239,8484,588,2524,761,8655,123,536
ConnachtCON16,935423,031433,231464,296504,121542,547550,688588,5831693500
LeinsterLEI19,5911,860,9491,924,7022,105,5792,295,1232,504,8142,634,4032,858,5011959100
MunsterMUN24,0461,009,5331,033,9031,100,6141,173,3401,246,0881,280,0201,364,0982404600
Ulster (part of)ULS7,894232,206234,251246,714267,264294,803296,754312,354789400

Major Cities

 NameAdm.Population
Census (Cp)
2022-04-03
1DublinLEI588,233
2CorkMUN130,119
3GalwayCON83,456
4LimerickMUN61,570
5WaterfordMUN54,352
6SwordsLEI41,800
7DundalkLEI35,300
8NavanLEI31,800
9DroghedaLEI30,700
10BrayLEI28,400
11NaasLEI26,256

Contents: Cities & Towns

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

Legal towns like town councils were abolished under the Local Government Reform Act 2014; some were disestablished before.

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
Population
Census (Cp)
2022-04-03
Area 
ArdeeTownLEI3,2693,4403,5644,3014,5544,9175,501475
Arklow (Antinbhear Mor)TownLEI7,9878,5199,95511,71212,77012,96713,405644
Athlone (Áth Luain)TownLEI.........14,34715,26815,68617,0001092
AthyTownLEI5,2045,3066,0497,9439,5879,91910,8501029
BalbrigganTownLEI5,4145,7436,6316,7317,5558,1148,125220
BallinaTownCON......9,47810,05610,36110,62310,8001369
BallinasloeTownCON5,7935,6345,9846,0496,4496,6547,2891674
BantryTownMUN2,7772,9363,1503,3073,3483,2263,3441000
BirrTownLEI3,2803,3553,5904,0914,4284,4114,729635
Bray (Brí Chualann)TownLEI25,09625,25226,24427,04126,87727,76028,400749
BuncranaTownULS3,1183,3123,4203,4113,4523,3903,271467
Carlow (Ceatharlach)TownLEI11,27111,72113,21813,62313,69814,47316,200645
CarrickmacrossTownULS1,6781,9261,9641,9731,9782,0842,325142
Carrick-on-SuirTownMUN5,1435,1725,5425,8565,8866,6616,038900
CashelTownMUN2,4732,3462,4032,4132,2752,4192,523135
CastlebarTownCON......10,28710,65510,82611,08711,9001150
CavanTownULS3,3323,5093,5383,9343,6493,7803,805201
ClonakiltyTownMUN2,5762,7243,4323,7454,0004,0574,449445
Clonmel (Cluain Meala)BorMUN14,53115,21515,73915,48214,23214,25714,8001136
CobhTownMUN6,2276,4686,7676,5416,5006,5066,920238
Cork (Corcaigh)CityMUN127,253127,187123,062119,418119,230125,622130,1193859
Drogheda (Droichead Átha)BorLEI23,84824,46028,33328,97328,57629,47130,7001276
Droichead Nua (Newbridge)TownLEI...6,586...7,8887,5637,6827,767280
Dublin (Baile Átha Cliath)CityLEI478,389481,854495,781506,211527,612553,165588,23311658
Dundalk (Dún Dealgan)TownLEI25,84325,76227,38529,03731,14932,28835,3002519
DungarvanTownMUN6,9207,1757,2207,8137,9918,2238,898621
EdenderryTownLEI3,5253,5914,2165,4706,4907,0037,502793
Ennis (Inis)TownMUN13,73015,33318,83019,99820,18020,47522,1001460
EnniscorthyTownLEI4,1273,7883,7643,2412,8423,1053,100116
FermoyTownMUN...2,3102,2702,2752,2232,2722,5790
Galway (An Ghaillimh)CityCON50,85357,24165,83272,41475,52979,50483,4565000
GoreyTownLEI...1,7892,1923,4793,4633,5053,743171
Greystones (incl. Delgany)TownLEI9,6499,99510,30310,11210,60011,00013,1000
Kells (Ceannanus Mór)TownLEI2,1832,1522,5222,2572,2082,3042,400118
Kilkenny (Cill Choinnigh)BorLEI8,5158,5078,5918,6618,7119,8079,729374
KillarneyTownMUN......12,08713,49712,74414,01714,1001344
KilrushTownMUN2,7402,5942,6992,6572,5392,5642,767535
KinsaleTownMUN1,7592,0072,2572,2982,1982,4132,613111
LeixlipTownLEI13,33913,45115,01614,67615,45215,40016,500651
LetterkennyTownULS7,1867,6067,96515,06215,38716,01717,4001903
Limerick (Luimneach)CityMUN.........59,79057,10658,31961,5702838
ListowelTownMUN3,3473,3933,5893,9014,2054,2674,196636
LongfordTownLEI6,3936,4446,8317,6228,0048,7109,600893
LoughreaTownCON3,2713,3354,0044,5325,0625,5426,625425
MacroomTownMUN2,3632,4572,8363,4073,7383,9284,3821067
MallowTownMUN6,2386,4347,0917,8648,5788,7949,342649
MidletonTownMUN2,9903,2663,7983,9343,7333,8793,784155
MonaghanTownULS5,7505,6285,7176,2216,6376,8346,800551
MountmellickTownLEI2,4952,3252,5252,8722,9982,9813,147227
Muinebeag (Bagenalstown)TownLEI2,5732,5532,5402,5322,7752,7492,944288
MullingarTownLEI8,0038,0408,8248,9409,4149,98610,732558
NaasTownLEI11,14114,07418,28820,04420,71321,49326,2561824
Navan (An Uaimh)TownLEI............26,53528,39931,8002004
NenaghTownMUN5,5255,6456,1217,4158,0238,6799,464846
Newcastle WestTownMUN.........3,9224,8805,0145,604319
New RossTownLEI5,0185,0124,8104,6774,5334,3934,642187
Passage West (Monkstown)TownMUN3,4103,6384,1844,8185,1225,2345,390403
Portlaoise (Maryborough)TownLEI3,6183,5313,4823,2813,6393,9513,920205
ShannonTownMUN7,9207,8118,2288,4819,6739,93010,5000
SkibbereenTownMUN1,8921,9262,0002,3382,5682,6913,041407
Sligo (Sligeach)BorCON17,30217,78618,47317,89217,56817,35518,5181284
SwordsTownLEI17,70522,31427,17533,99836,92439,10041,8001021
ThurlesTownMUN6,6876,6036,8526,8316,9296,8517,139515
TipperaryTownMUN4,7724,6404,5464,4154,3224,2144,540336
Tralee (Tráighlí)TownMUN17,22519,05620,37520,28820,76420,86922,3001209
TramoreTownMUN6,0646,5368,1159,1929,7229,80010,0000
TuamTownCON3,4483,4873,1042,9973,3043,5173,858236
Tullamore (An Tulach Mhór)TownLEI8,6229,22110,27010,90011,34611,44411,894784
TullowTownLEI...2,3642,4172,8813,4143,8994,405340
Waterford (Port Láirge)CityMUN40,32842,54044,59445,74846,73248,36954,3523835
WestportTownCON3,6884,2535,3145,1635,5435,8946,205814
Wexford (Loch Garman)BorLEI............19,91320,16722,2001863
WicklowTownLEI5,8476,4167,0316,9306,7616,7527,148308
YoughalTownMUN5,5325,6306,2036,3936,9907,1017,653487

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