Cities of Ireland

Can you name the places with official city status on the island of Ireland?
Includes both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Includes one new city which will be added in 2022
Population: 2011 (Northern Ireland) and 2016 (Ireland)
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Last updated: June 5, 2022
First submittedNovember 21, 2015
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Republic of Ireland
Population
Answer
553,165
Dublin
125,622
Cork
94,192
Limerick
79,504
Galway
48,369
Waterford
26,512
Kilkenny
Northern Ireland
Population
Answer
328,937
Belfast
83,125
Derry/Londonderry
61,401
Bangor
45,410
Lisburn
26,893
Newry
14,749
Armagh
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Level 87
Dec 2, 2015
Plus all of us Americans of Irish heritage!
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Level 72
Feb 10, 2016
Wannabes...
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Level 71
Feb 10, 2016
The Green Road of Dunleckney, where the wild white roses bloom.
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Level 65
Feb 10, 2016
OMG! You killed Kenny!
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Level 77
Feb 10, 2016
LOL.
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Level 87
Feb 10, 2016
You bastards!
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Level 87
Aug 16, 2018
Blame Canada.
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Level 56
Jan 22, 2019
My Grandad was from County Kilkenny, it always made me laugh... the actual town he was from is called Kilmacow which is even better lol
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Level 44
Jun 8, 2022
My nana lives in Meath, so when I visit we drive by Kilcock.
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Level 44
May 6, 2022
Oh my god! They killed Kenny!
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Level 68
Jun 8, 2022
Oh. My. God. It's 2022 and I can't believe that I just now finally got that that was a pun.

/facepalms in shame

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Level 62
Feb 10, 2016
Armagh surprises me. Can't even see it on Google Maps unless you zoom in a lot.
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Level 65
Feb 10, 2016
Is Armagh different from Omagh?
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Level 64
Feb 11, 2016
I didn't realise they were two different places until today. I think I've just consolidated them into one in my head. Unfortunately, Omagh was the only one I tried ......
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Level 59
Nov 17, 2019
Two completely different places, just over 50km apart
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Level 64
Feb 10, 2016
All I knew were Dublin, Cork, and Belfast.
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Level 59
Jan 22, 2019
same at first. fortunately there's not many so you can memorize them pretty quickly if you're into that
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Level 72
Feb 13, 2020
I knew the same plus Limerick
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Level 75
Feb 16, 2016
Got all of them and I'm not Irish, it really helps to know some counties, rugby and glass factories... I only got Lisburn because of a SONG about rebels... I think... Whatever, I'll let you know if I can remember the song. Fun fact: I tried Lurgan because of Neil Lennon.
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Level 69
Sep 5, 2018
I'm pretty sure Dublin's population is over a million
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Level ∞
Jan 3, 2019
It depends on which definitions are used.
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Level 59
Jan 22, 2019
decently over a mil for the metro but only around 500k for proper city boundaries
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Level 69
Jan 22, 2019
Interesting that Kilkenny has city status despite both Drogheda and Dundalk being larger and having no city status.
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Level 73
Apr 29, 2019
Kilkenny was granted city status in 1609 and it was never rescinded.
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Level 36
Dec 15, 2020
its not considered a city anymore
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Level 49
Jan 22, 2019
Armagh is the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland a major city in the past and has kept that title
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Level 77
Jan 22, 2019
When my son did a study abroad summer in Ireland it was easy for me to remember the places he went because they were Dingle, Donegal, Dublin,and Derry. Until this quiz I thought all of those were cities. Turns out Dingle is too small, I guess, and Donegal is a county.
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Level 73
Apr 29, 2019
There's also a town within the county - Donegal Town.
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Level 48
Jun 9, 2022
There's a joke to be made here but I'll leave it for someone else
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Level 49
Apr 30, 2020
I went to Kilkenny last summer with a friend, I got it after a lot of guessing; it seemed more like a town than a city.
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Level 59
Jun 8, 2022
City status in the UK and Ireland are not dependent on the size of the place, often it is for historic reasons (have a look at St David's in Wales or Wells in England for cities that are absolutely tiny!).
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Level 36
Dec 15, 2020
Kilkenny is no longer a city
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Level ∞
Jun 5, 2022
Yes it is.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilkenny#City_status

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Level 30
Aug 24, 2021
Dundalk?
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Level 72
Jun 5, 2022
Requires updating due to new additions for the Platinum Jubilee. Bangor is now a city!
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Level 70
Jun 5, 2022
Bangor is a city now, but if you ask most people from here they will tell you it is a small town on the outskirts of Belfast. Most people laughed when it got city status.
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Level 78
Jun 8, 2022
Not yet. It's been announced it will become one, but they haven't said when that will be. Took a few months for Southend to receive its papers.
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Level 68
Jun 5, 2022
The caveat that says “Includes one new city which will be added in 2022” should be changed to “Includes one new city which WAS added in 2022”.
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Level 75
Jun 6, 2022
It's only been announced that it will become a city. No date for this happening has been set yet.
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Level 57
Jun 8, 2022
I had no idea about Bangor being made a city. The things you learn on JetPunk!
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Level 75
Jun 8, 2022
When Bangor gets made a city, then the UK will have 2 cities called Bangor:

- Bangor, Northern Ireland

- Bangor, Wales

Amazing

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Level 67
Jun 8, 2022
There's also a Bangor, Maine, USA and Bangor, Washington, USA!

I grew up near the naval base in Washington.