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Ireland's Twenty Largest Towns and Cities

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Dublin - Custom House

Dublin - Custom House

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Ireland's towns and even the few cities are of a comfortable size - only Dublin has more than a million inhabitants and most towns in the country resemble grown-up villages. The twenty largest towns are:

 

  • Dublin City - 1,030,431 inhabitants
  • Belfast (Northern Ireland) - 274,678 inhabitants
  • Cork City - 189,692 inhabitants
  • Limerick City - 91,119 inhabitants
  • Derry City (Northern Ireland) - 85,126 inhabitants
  • Lisburn (Northern Ireland) - 79,246 inhabitants
  • Galway City - 72,237 inhabitants
  • Newtownabbey (Northern Ireland) - 64,412 inhabitants
  • Bangor (Northern Ireland) - 60,957 inhabitants
  • Craigavon (Northern Ireland) - 59,713 inhabitants
  • Castlereagh (Northern Ireland) - 57,197 inhabitants
  • Waterford City - 48,278 inhabitants
  • Drogheda - 34,336 inhabitants
  • Dundalk - 33,730 inhabitants
  • Bray - 32,781 inhabitants
  • Swords - 30,742 inhabitants
  • Carrickfergus (Northern Ireland) - 29,767 inhabitants
  • Ballymena (Northern Ireland) - 29,020 inhabitants
  • Newry (Northern Ireland) - 27,849 inhabitants
  • Newtownards (Northern Ireland) - 27,799 inhabitants

 

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