Largest Cities in Ireland

Facts about Ireland

Official languages: English, Irish
Capital: Dublin
Area: 70,280 km²
Population: 4.6 million residents
Population density: 65.78 residents per km²
Currency: EUR
Internet TLD: .ie
ISO codes: IE, IRL, 372
The country code for Ireland is +353

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Ireland is an island state on the island of the same name, Ireland, which lies in the Atlantic Ocean off the British west coast. Ireland borders the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and is a member of the European Union and the Eurozone. Settled as early as the Stone Age, the island of Ireland was known to the Romans under the name of Hibernia. In 1169, the Norman conquest heralded continued dominance of England over Ireland. The centuries-long struggle against English colonialism finally led to the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922.

Ireland, the former “poor house” of the EC, is now one of the richest countries in the EU and worldwide after several years of strong growth. The former country of emigration is now a popular immigration country due to its strong economy.

Biggest Cities of Ireland by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Dublin, Ireland 1,024,138 53.3331 -6.24889
2 Cork, Ireland 190,495 51.898 -8.47061
3 Dun Laoghaire, Ireland 185,511 53.2939 -6.13586
4 Luimneach, Ireland 90,165 52.6647 -8.62306
5 Gaillimh, Ireland 70,797 53.2719 -9.04889
6 Tallaght, Ireland 64,393 53.2859 -6.37344
7 Waterford, Ireland 48,015 52.2583 -7.11194
8 Swords, Ireland 37,035 53.4597 -6.21806
9 Drogheda, Ireland 33,552 53.7189 -6.34778
10 Dundalk, Ireland 33,539 54 -6.41667
11 Navan, Ireland 24,656 53.6528 -6.68139
12 Ennis, Ireland 24,538 52.8436 -8.98639
13 Balbriggan, Ireland 23,475 53.6085 -6.1831
14 Tralee, Ireland 23,052 52.2704 -9.70264
15 Sandyford, Ireland 22,399 53.2747 -6.2253
16 Kilkenny, Ireland 21,700 52.6542 -7.25222
17 Naas, Ireland 20,824 53.2158 -6.66694
18 Sligo, Ireland 20,339 54.2697 -8.46943
19 Carlow, Ireland 20,166 52.8408 -6.92611
20 Loch Garman, Ireland 20,024 52.3342 -6.4575
21 Finglas, Ireland 19,879 53.3892 -6.29694
22 Celbridge, Ireland 19,648 53.3416 -6.54419
23 Droichead Nua, Ireland 18,971 53.1819 -6.79667
24 Cluain Meala, Ireland 17,505 52.355 -7.70389
25 An Muileann gCearr, Ireland 17,373 53.5333 -7.35
26 Letterkenny, Ireland 17,012 54.95 -7.73333
27 Blanchardstown, Ireland 16,622 53.3881 -6.37556
28 Athlone, Ireland 16,062 53.4333 -7.95
29 Malahide, Ireland 15,957 53.4508 -6.15444
30 Leixlip, Ireland 15,563 53.3658 -6.49556
31 Donaghmede, Ireland 15,410 53.3984 -6.16179
32 Lucan, Ireland 15,380 53.3574 -6.44859
33 Kilquade, Ireland 14,997 53.0974 -6.08411
34 Carrigaline, Ireland 14,886 51.8117 -8.39861
35 Knocklyon, Ireland 14,739 53.2803 -6.3313
36 Clondalkin, Ireland 14,619 53.3244 -6.39722
37 Wicklow, Ireland 14,159 52.975 -6.04944
38 Portlaoise, Ireland 13,733 53.0344 -7.29979
39 Greystones, Ireland 13,603 53.1408 -6.06306
40 Castlebar, Ireland 12,985 53.85 -9.3
41 Foxrock, Ireland 12,981 53.2667 -6.17417
42 Athy, Ireland 12,966 52.9914 -6.98028
43 Maynooth, Ireland 12,621 53.385 -6.59361
44 Dundrum, Ireland 12,263 53.2907 -6.25714
45 Arklow, Ireland 11,872 52.7931 -6.14139
46 Tullamore, Ireland 11,686 53.2739 -7.48889
47 Ashbourne, Ireland 11,466 53.5116 -6.39821
48 Crumlin, Ireland 11,405 53.3215 -6.31439
49 Rathmines, Ireland 11,155 53.3203 -6.26333
50 Marino, Ireland 11,134 53.3702 -6.23646
51 Laytown, Ireland 11,000 53.6819 -6.23917
52 Jobstown, Ireland 10,936 53.2787 -6.40803
53 Donnybrook, Ireland 10,756 53.3138 -6.22274
54 Cobh, Ireland 10,612 51.8505 -8.2948
55 Shankill, Ireland 10,213 53.2261 -6.12444
56 Ballina, Ireland 10,198 54.1167 -9.16667
57 Cabinteely, Ireland 10,149 53.2697 -6.16058
58 Derry, Ireland 10,111 51.5867 -9.05026
59 Oldbawn, Ireland 9,895 53.2756 -6.3675
60 Enniscorthy, Ireland 9,820 52.5008 -6.55778
61 Shannon, Ireland 9,784 52.7039 -8.86417
62 Skerries, Ireland 9,782 53.5828 -6.10833
63 Ballyboden, Ireland 9,722 53.2806 -6.31639
64 Mallow, Ireland 9,606 52.1333 -8.63333
65 Portmarnock, Ireland 9,396 53.4231 -6.1375
66 An Ros, Ireland 9,342 53.5242 -6.10497
67 Tra Mhor, Ireland 9,275 52.1623 -7.15244
68 Balally, Ireland 9,162 53.275 -6.23594
69 Ratoath, Ireland 9,154 53.5081 -6.4625
70 Sandymount, Ireland 9,078 53.3282 -6.22224
71 Midleton, Ireland 9,002 51.9153 -8.18052
72 Blackrock, Ireland 8,932 53.3015 -6.1778
73 Beaumont, Ireland 8,720 53.3872 -6.22713
74 Ballyfermot, Ireland 8,669 53.3428 -6.3548
75 Ballinteer, Ireland 8,658 53.2741 -6.25397
76 Rathgar, Ireland 8,505 53.3146 -6.275
77 Castleknock, Ireland 8,412 53.3748 -6.36336
78 Ringsend, Ireland 8,313 53.3419 -6.22639
79 Kildare, Ireland 8,253 53.1561 -6.91444
80 Baldoyle, Ireland 8,154 53.3997 -6.12583
81 Little Bray, Ireland 8,126 53.2044 -6.12083
82 Cherry Orchard, Ireland 8,035 53.336 -6.37799
83 Mount Merrion, Ireland 7,957 53.3001 -6.21504
84 Portarlington, Ireland 7,899 53.1622 -7.19111
85 Longford, Ireland 7,898 53.7254 -7.79823
86 Terenure, Ireland 7,785 53.3097 -6.28528
87 Donnycarney, Ireland 7,771 53.3735 -6.20976
88 Thurles, Ireland 7,699 52.6819 -7.80222
89 Dungarvan, Ireland 7,662 52.0881 -7.62528
90 Cill Airne, Ireland 7,411 52.05 -9.51667
91 Palmerstown, Ireland 7,308 53.3502 -6.37778
92 Raheny, Ireland 7,308 53.3868 -6.18067
93 Booterstown, Ireland 7,253 53.3045 -6.19985
94 Templeogue, Ireland 7,134 53.2953 -6.30889
95 Lusk, Ireland 7,133 53.5274 -6.16423
96 Dunboyne, Ireland 7,070 53.419 -6.47375
97 Sallynoggin, Ireland 7,027 53.2792 -6.14058
98 Greenhills, Ireland 6,987 53.3347 -6.30302
99 Youghal, Ireland 6,979 51.95 -7.85056
100 Firhouse, Ireland 6,970 53.2817 -6.33917
101 Newtown Trim, Ireland 6,892 53.5561 -6.77
102 Donabate, Ireland 6,889 53.4872 -6.15194
103 Clane, Ireland 6,813 53.2914 -6.68917
104 New Ross, Ireland 6,806 52.3967 -6.93667
105 Nenagh Bridge, Ireland 6,783 52.8817 -8.19583
106 Dalkey, Ireland 6,733 53.2783 -6.10028
107 Bray, Ireland 6,588 53.2028 -6.09833
108 Ballinasloe, Ireland 6,499 53.3275 -8.21944
109 Cavan, Ireland 6,499 53.9908 -7.36056
110 Cherryville, Ireland 6,491 53.1569 -6.96667
111 Newcastle West, Ireland 6,438 52.4492 -9.06111
112 Ballymun, Ireland 6,373 53.3981 -6.26693
113 Westport, Ireland 6,311 53.8 -9.51667
114 Tuam, Ireland 6,241 53.5167 -8.85
115 Gorey, Ireland 6,151 52.6747 -6.2925
116 Monaghan, Ireland 6,048 54.25 -6.96667
117 Hartstown, Ireland 5,993 53.3931 -6.42694
118 Kinsealy-Drinan, Ireland 5,925 53.444 -6.20334
119 Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland 5,821 52.3492 -7.41306
120 Roscommon, Ireland 5,804 53.6333 -8.18333
121 Darndale, Ireland 5,778 53.3995 -6.18886
122 Monkstown, Ireland 5,666 53.2931 -6.15312
123 Buncrana, Ireland 5,657 55.1333 -7.45
124 Kilcock, Ireland 5,644 53.4022 -6.67083
125 Nenagh, Ireland 5,611 52.8619 -8.19667
126 Bandon, Ireland 5,603 51.7469 -8.7425
127 Roscrea, Ireland 5,514 52.9511 -7.80167
128 Confey, Ireland 5,500 53.3792 -6.49052
129 Eadestown, Ireland 5,457 53.2028 -6.57806
130 Artane, Ireland 5,439 53.3871 -6.2138
131 Chapelizod, Ireland 5,407 53.3485 -6.34301
132 Sallins, Ireland 5,394 53.2489 -6.66611
133 Killester, Ireland 5,210 53.3732 -6.20431
134 Dollymount, Ireland 5,181 53.3649 -6.18032
135 Loughrea, Ireland 5,173 53.1969 -8.56694
136 Blessington, Ireland 5,121 53.17 -6.5325

Ireland: Dublin

Ireland’s capital is Dublin. Dublin is on the east coast. There the River Liffey flows into the Irish Sea. It also divides the city itself into a north and a south side. With a population of 527,000, Dublin is also Ireland’s largest city. If you count the residents all around, the so-called metropolitan region, you even come to 1.8 million inhabitants. That’s more than a third of Ireland’s population!

The most famous district of Dublin is Temple Bar. There are many small alleys, often cobblestone. You can look for relaxation in the public park St. Stephen’s Green. Tourists also enjoy checking out Trinity College, the university founded in 1592. However, The Spire was not built until 2003 and became the city’s new landmark. It’s a 150-foot-tall stainless steel needle that stands on O’Connell Street and is lit at night. At the bottom it has a diameter of 3 meters and at the top 15 centimeters. The Dubliners also like to call it the “largest toothpick in the world”.

Old bridges such as the pretty Ha’penny Bridge, but also new bridges such as the Samuel Beckett Bridge, built in 2009, cross the Liffey.

Neighboring countries of Ireland

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