The total population of Ireland at the 2006 census was 4,239,848 Sixty one percent live in towns or cities (2,574,313) and thirty nine percent live in rural Ireland. (1,665,535) 1,045,769 people live in Greater Dublin – 24.7% of the population.These are the towns outside Dublin with population of more than 20,000Cork City 190384 (4.49%) Limerick