List of urban areas in the Republic of Ireland by population facts for kids

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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 Table 7, Volume 1 of the 2011 Irish census 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.

Calatrava-bridge dublin
1st, Dublin
Cork City Hall - Anglesea Street - geograph.org.uk - 1405948
2nd, Cork
LimerickCity Riverpoint
3rd, Limerick
Galway Harbour 2007
4th, Galway
Waterford city at night - geograph.org.uk - 1034017
5th, Waterford
Drogheda2005
6th, Drogheda
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7th, Dundalk
North Street, Swords, Co. Dublin - geograph.org.uk - 381905
8th, Swords
Brayview
9th, Bray
Poolboy Bridge, Navan - geograph.org.uk - 412366
10th, Navan
Ennis
11th, Ennis
Kilkenny View from Round Tower to St Mary Cathedral 2007 08 28
12th, Kilkenny
The Rose Garden , Town Park, Tralee - geograph.org.uk - 332932
13th, Tralee
Liberty Tree Carlow
14th, Carlow
Rank 2011 Change since 2006 Urban Area County Population 2011 Increase since 2006
1 Steady 0 Dublin County Dublin 1,110,627 6.2%
2 Steady 0 Cork County Cork 198,582 4.3%
3 Steady 0 Limerick County Limerick & County Clare 91,454 0.8%
4 Steady 0 Galway County Galway 76,778 5.6%
5 Steady 0 Waterford County Waterford & County Kilkenny 51,519 4.7%
6 Steady 0 Drogheda County Louth & County Meath 38,578 9.9%
7 Steady 0 Dundalk County Louth 37,816 7.8%
8 Steady 0 Swords County Dublin 36,924 8.6%
9 Steady 0 Bray County Wicklow & County Dublin 31,872 -0.1%
10 Steady 0 Navan County Meath 28,559 14.9%
11 Steady 0 Ennis County Clare 25,360 4.6%
12 Increase 1 Kilkenny County Kilkenny 24,423 10.1%
13 Decrease 1 Tralee County Kerry 23,693 4.2%
14 Steady 0 Carlow County Carlow & County Laois 23,030 11.1%
15 Increase 2 Newbridge County Kildare 21,561 16.4%
16 Decrease 1 Naas County Kildare 20,713 3.3%
17 Increase 4 Athlone County Westmeath & County Roscommon 20,153 14.9%
18 Increase 9 Portlaoise County Laois 20,145 37.9%
19 Decrease 1 Mullingar County Westmeath 20,103 9.2%
20 Decrease 1 Wexford County Wexford 20,072 10.5%
21 Increase 3 Balbriggan County Dublin 19,960 28.3%
22 Decrease 2 Letterkenny County Donegal 19,588 11.4%
23 Decrease 1 Celbridge County Kildare 19,537 13.2%
24 Decrease 8 Sligo County Sligo 19,452 0.3%
25 Decrease 2 Clonmel County Tipperary & County Waterford 17,908 5.3%
26 Increase 3 Greystones County Wicklow 17,468 19.9%
27 Decrease 2 Malahide County Dublin 15,846 6.1%
28 Decrease 2 Leixlip County Kildare 15,452 5.3%
29 Increase 2 Carrigaline County Cork 14,775 15.1%
30 Steady 0 Tullamore County Offaly 14,361 11.1%
31 Decrease 3 Killarney County Kerry 14,219 -2.6%
32 Increase 1 Arklow County Wicklow 13,009 10.6%
33 Decrease 2 Maynooth County Kildare 12,510 16.8%
34 Steady 0 Cobh County Cork 12,347 9.2%
35 Decrease 3 Castlebar County Mayo 12,318 3.6%
36 Increase 3 Midleton County Cork 12,001 19.4%
37 Steady 0 Mallow County Cork 11,605 13.3%
38 Increase 9 Ashbourne County Meath 11,355 33.1%
39 Decrease 3 Ballina County Mayo 11,086 6.5%
40 Increase 5 Laytown-Bettystown-Mornington County Meath 10,889 21.3%
41 Steady 0 Enniscorthy County Wexford 10,838 13.6%
42 Decrease 4 Wicklow County Wicklow 10,356 2.8%
43 Decrease 3 Tramore County Waterford 10,328 7.2%
44 Increase 7 Cavan County Cavan 10,205 29.5%
45 Increase 5 Athy County Kildare 9,926 20.8%
46 Decrease 3 Shannon County Clare 9,673 4.9%
47 Decrease 5 Skerries County Dublin 9,671 1.4%
48 Decrease 2 Longford County Longford 9,601 8.7%
49 Decrease 1 Dungarvan County Waterford 9,427 12.7%
50 Decrease 6 Portmarnock County Dublin 9,285 3.4%
51 Decrease 2 Rush County Dublin 9,231 11.4%
52 Increase 5 Gorey County Wexford 9,114 26.7%
53 Increase 3 Ratoath County Meath 9,043 24.7%
54 Decrease 2 Nenagh County Tipperary 8,439 8.9%
55 Increase 5 Trim County Meath 8,268 20.3%
56 Increase 2 Tuam County Galway 8,242 19.7%
57 Decrease 4 New Ross County Wexford 8,151 5.7%
58 Decrease 3 Kildare County Kildare 8,142 8.0%
59 Decrease 5 Thurles County Tipperary 7,933 3.3%
60 Steady 0 Youghal County Cork 7,794 14.9%
61 Increase 2 Portarlington County Laois & County Offaly 7,788 29.7%
62 Decrease 1 Monaghan County Monaghan 7,452 11.1%
63 Increase 10 Lusk County Dublin 7,022 34.1%
64 Increase 2 Edenderry County Offaly 6,977 18.5%
65 Increase 4 Dunboyne County Meath 6,959 21.8%
66 Decrease 2 Buncrana County Donegal 6,839 15.7%
67 Decrease 3 Donabate County Dublin 6,778 23.3%
68 Increase 11 Clane County Kildare 6,702 34.9%
69 Decrease 7 Ballinasloe County Galway & County Roscommon 6,659 5.6%
70 Decrease 2 Bandon County Cork 6,640 14.1%
71 Decrease 4 Fermoy County Cork 6,489 10.5%
72 Increase 3 Newcastle West County Limerick 6,327 24.1%
73 Decrease 2 Westport County Mayo 6,063 10.7%
74 Decrease 9 Carrick-on-Suir County Tipperary & County Waterford 5,931 0.4%
75 Decrease 3 Kells County Meath 5,888 12.2%
76 Steady 0 Birr County Offaly & County Tipperary 5,822 14.6%
77 Increase 15 Kinsealy-Drinan County Dublin 5,814 59.2%
78 Decrease 4 Passage West County Cork 5,790 11.3%
79 Decrease 1 Roscommon County Roscommon 5,693 13.5%
80 Increase 7 Kilcock County Kildare 5,533 35.0%
81 Decrease 1 Roscrea County Tipperary 5,403 7.3%
82 Decrease 5 Tipperary County Tipperary 5,310 4.8%
83 Increase 8 Sallins County Kildare 5,283 38.8%
84 Decrease 2 Loughrea County Galway 5,062 11.7%
85 Increase 5 Blessington County Wicklow 5,010 24.7%
86 Decrease 5 Ardee County Louth 4,927 5.0%
87 Decrease 4 Carrickmacross County Monaghan 4,925 12.3%
88 Steady 0 Kinsale County Cork 4,893 19.4%
89 Decrease 4 Ballybofey-Stranorlar County Donegal 4,852 16.2%
90 Decrease 6 Listowel County Kerry 4,832 11.4%
91 Decrease 3 Oranmore County Galway 4,799 36.6%
92 Decrease 3 Mountmellick County Laois 4,735 16.4%
93 Decrease 7 Clonakilty County Cork 4,721 13.6%
94 Increase new Carrigtwohill County Cork 4,551 63.6%
95 Increase new Cashel County Tipperary 4,051 38.0%
96 Increase 3 Kilcoole County Wicklow 4,049 24.5%
97 Increase 3 Duleek County Meath 3,988 23.2%
98 Increase new Carrick-on-Shannon County Leitrim 3,980 25.8%
99 Increase new Tullow County Carlow 3,972 30.3%
100 Increase new Athenry County Galway 3,950 23.2%

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